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The Little Car Show | Pacific Grove, CA
Click here to Register Your Car for the 2017 The Little Car Show!

2017 The Little Car Show Information

What: "The Little Car Show" August 16th 2017

Scandinavian vehicles will be featured this year, but marques from all countries may be accepted. We'll accept a total of 100 vehicles 25 years and older. That means this year we will accept model year 1992 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be closed when 100 vehicles have registered. "Drop in" entries will only be processed on show day if space is available! We also have a "Special Interest" category and may allow limited production and custom vehicles that meet the general rules and intent of the show.

Where: On Lighthouse Avenue, in downtown Pacific Grove, between Fountain and 16th Street.

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

When: Wednesday August 16th, 2017.

Setup starting at 11am. Show times, noon to 5pm. Followed by a tour/parade around Pacific Grove's scenic waterfront and beaches beginning at Lover's Point and following Ocean View Boulevard to Asilomar.

Entrant Fee:

There will be a small entrant fee of $25.00, cheap!

To register, click on the "Registration Banner" located at the top of every page. Payment can be made online.

Marina Motorsports, Inc. a 501c(4) non profit has completely funded the previous 7 shows. All entry donations and proceeds from shirt, book and video sales will go to the Pacific Grove Public Library, Pacific Grove Youth Center and the Veterans' Transition Center.

Registration Deadline:

We need all entrant applications as early as possible in order to reserve enough parking space on Lighthouse Avenue. Cut off for registration will be when we get 100 acceptable entries. Many of the vehicles entered will be posted on our Gallery page.

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. 1,000cc and under
    1. sports vehicles
    2. utilitarian vehicles
  2. 1,001cc up to 1,601cc
    1. sports vehicles
    2. utilitarian vehicles
  3. electric vehicles
  4. special interest vehicles
  5. owner built 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. Awards from various merchants
  13. New Trophy


Roy Bakeman's 1974 MG Midget
Roy Bakeman's 1974 MG Midget
Lover's Point
Lover's Point
Michael Adamson with a 1971 Citroen 2CV
Michael Adamson with a 1971 Citroen 2CV
Trophy Men
Trophy Men

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.