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What: "The Little Car Show" August 17th 2016: American 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 1991 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.

Pacific Grove is the heart of the Monterey Bay located between Monterey and Pebble Beach only a few minutes from Carmel. Pacific Grove begins at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and ends at the entrance of 17-Mile Drive. "VIA" Magazine selected Pacific Grove as the Best Seaside Sanctuary, "Life" Magazine named it Most Romantic City in the US, "Coastal Living" dubbed it A Dreamy California Destination, and Best Wedding Location according to the "Monterey County Weekly".

Life cover of PG coastBeach at Lover's PointLover's Point Park
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When: Wednesday August 17th, 2016. 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. You need to register by email using the entry form below. Mail the $25.00, cheap, entry fee by snail mail to: Marina Motorsports, Inc. 238 San Benancio Rd., Salinas, CA 93908. We are not set up for credit cards. You may pick up your entry number at the registration table the day of the event. Marina Motorsports, Inc. a 501c(4) non profit has completely funded the previous 6 shows. All entry donations and proceeds from shirt, book and video sales will go to the P.G. Public Library, P.G. Youth Center and the Veterans' Transition Center.

PG Library
Veteran's Center
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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. Most of the vehicles entered will be posted on our Gallery page.

Freebies: Each entrant will receive a free tote bag with dash plaque and coupons and other goodies from local merchants.

TLCS Bantam
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"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


  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. Peers' Choice
  9. Awards from various merchants

Entry Form:

We need your email address to send you followup information, also your vehicle photo. You know your entry has been accepted when you see it on our "Gallery" website page.

First Name: Last Name:
Adr. line 2:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: Example: 123-456-7890
Cell: Example: 123-456-7890

Make: Model:
Year: Engine Displacement:
1,000cc and under - sports vehicles
1,000cc and under - utilitarian vehicles
1,001cc up to 1,601cc - sports vehicles
1,001cc up to 1,601cc - utilitarian vehicles
electric vehicles
special interest, display only (not entered in the show nor eligible for awards)
owner built vehicles

Have you previously entered the Pacific Grove Little Car Show? Yes No If so, what year(s)?


Proof of Insurance: If you fill out the online form above you can scan your proof of insurance and email it or you can snail mail it with your entry fee.

Vehicle Photo:Email your vehicle photo, preferably a 3/4 front view, along with your entry to:jam@redshift.com

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

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

Jim Vanderzwaan, Salinas International Air Show announcer & meteorologist presented trophies in 2015.

*Click here for 2010 The Little Car Show poster *Click here for 2011 The Little Car Show poster *Click here for 2012 The Little Car Show poster *Click here for 2013 The Little Car Show poster *Click here for 2014 The Little Car Show poster *Click here for 2015 The Little Car Show+ poster *Click here for 2016 The Little Car Show poster

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