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The Little Car Show | Pacific Grove, CA
Click here to Register Your Car for the 2019: 10th Annual The Little Car Show!

2019: 10th Annual The Little Car Show Information

What: "The Little Car Show" 2019 ( Our 10th Annual )

    The Little Car Show turns double digits! The 2019 presentation - the Show’s 10th Annual - takes place in downtown Pacific Grove Wednesday, Aug, 14, from Noon to 5 p.m. on the city’s main thoroughfare, beautiful Lighthouse Avenue.

   As usual, wrapping up the event will be the popular tour/parade of participants’ vehicles motoring around Pacific Grove's ruggedly scenic waterfront and beaches, beginning at Lover's Point, following Ocean View Boulevard through Asilomar State Beach. 

   TLCS welcomes interesting new (as well as veteran!) entrants. Please carefully review the rules and information to participate in the event on our registration page; some rules have changed. Entries will be submitted to our selection committee for review on a first come first served basis.

   The Little Car Show is limited to a total of 125 mini, micro, electric, steam and arcane vehicles. All marques from all countries are eligible for the show, providing the vehicle is 25 years old or older. (Model year 1994 or earlier.) Internal combustion engines may be no larger than 1,601cc (93 ci) in displacement. We also have a "Special Interest" category to allow limited production, home built, custom or modified vehicles that meet the general rules and intent of the show.

 

Where: 

    On Lighthouse Avenue, in downtown Pacific Grove, between Fountain and 17th Street.

    Surrounded by ruggedly spectacular beaches, the Victorian-era city of Pacific Grove is located at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, between Monterey and Pebble Beach, just few minutes from Carmel and Laguna Seca. Life magazine named Pacific Grove "Most Romantic City in the United States" and VIA magazine selected P.G. as that magazine's "Best Seaside Sanctuary," Coastal Living dubbed the city "A Dreamy California Destination" and Monterey County Weekly calls it the area's "Best Wedding Location."

When: August 14th, 2019

    Setup starting at 10am. Show times, noon to 5pm. Followed by our tour/parade. 

Entrant Fee and Registration Deadline:

    Important note: Entries will be submitted to our selection committee for eligibility review on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration will close when 125 vehicles have been accepted, or on June 30, whichever occurs first. Entry fee is $50 per vehicle prior to June 30, $75 thereafter; payment is due upon acceptance of the vehicle by TLCS selection committee. 

    Click on the "Registration Banner" located at the top of every page to submit your vehicle application.

    Many of the vehicles entered will be posted on our Gallery page.

    Marina Motorsports, Inc. a 501c(4) non profit has completely funded the previous 9 shows. All entry donations and proceeds from shirt, book and video sales will go to the Veterans Transition Center, Pacific Grove Youth Center and the Pacific Grove Public Library.


Freebies:

    Each entrant will receive a "swag" bag with dash plaque and coupons and other goodies from local merchants.

The Little Car Show Categories of Vehicles


  1. Vehicles with engine displacement no larger than 1,601cc
  2. other vehicles
  3. electric vehicles
  4. special interest vehicles

Trophies

  1. Most Smiles per Mile Vehicle
  2. Pacific Grove Library's Choice
  3. Pacific Grove Youth Center's Choice
  4. Pacific Grove City Council's Choice
  5. Mayor's Choice
  6. Veteran's Choice
  7. Dare to be Different Award
  8. Most Interesting Electric
  9. Most Interesting Special Interest
  10. Most Interesting Owner Built
  11. Peers' Choice
  12. The coveted Big Award



Lover's Point
Lover's Point
"Life" Magazine Cover
Veterans Transition Center
Veterans Transition Center
Pacific Grove Youth Center
Pacific Grove Youth Center
Pacific Grove Library
Pacific Grove Library

Past Trophy Presenters

Reverend Paul Woudenberg

Reverend Paul Woudenberg

Our first year's show trophies were presented by the Reverend Paul Woudenberg. A frequent writer for automotive journals, he is the author of six books, including ones on Aston Martin, Lincoln, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Ford, selling over 100,000 copies to date. He was the announcer at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for twenty-six years.

Jack Passey

Jack Passey

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance judge and renown automobile collector was on hand for the next two years to present trophies to the class winners.

Barry Meguiar

Barry Meguiar

Barry Meguiar of Meguiar's Car Care Products and host of "Car Crazy Central" on cable TV's Velocity channel presented trophies in 2013.

Fireball Tim

Fireball Tim

Host of the internet talk show on the go, "5 Minute Drive" at http://fireballtim.com/, presented trophies in 2014.

Jim Vanderzwaan

Jim Vanderzwaan

Salinas International Air Show announcer & meteorologist presented trophies in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018