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What: "The Little Car Show +" August 12th 2015 We will feature Japanese vehicles this year, but we'll accept 100 vehicles 40 years and older, 1975 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles under 1,601cc and all electric vehicles. In addition for our 6th annual show we are going to add one block downtown devoted to "Orphan Cars of the Fifties". The show will be renamed "The Little Car Show +", the "+" representing the 1950's orphan cars. Orphan cars are cars that were made by companies that are no longer in existence i.e. Crosley, Hudson, Kaiser, Nash, Packard, Studebaker, Willys etc.

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 12th, 2015. 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 Donation: There will be a small recommended entrant donation of $20.00, cheap. You may register by email and pay the $20.00, cheap, entry donation when you arrive and pick up your entry number at the registration table the day of the event. We are not set up for credit cards. Marina Motorsports, Inc. a 501c(4) non profit has completely funded the previous 5 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

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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.

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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. orphan vehicles
  5. guest vehicles


  1. Longest Distance Traveled to Show (not necessarily driven)
  2. Most Smiles per Mile Vehicle
  3. Pacific Grove Library's Choice
  4. Pacific Grove Youth Center's Choice
  5. Pacific Grove City Council's Choice
  6. Mayor's Choice
  7. Veteran's Choice
  8. Awards from various merchants

Entry Form:

We need your email address to send you followup information, also your vehicle photo.

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
orphan vehicles
Guest, Display Only (not entered in the show nor eligible for awards)

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, or you can submit it the day of the event at the check in table.

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.

* Click here for 2014 The Little Car Show flyer

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