A new location? What happned? Here is the short version...
All good things must come to an end - and sometimes that means an awesome new beginning! While the QM Events park was a nice backdrop for a show, it came with some growing issues that we no longer wanted to deal with.
So we found a park with MORE parking space on the grass and at about a tenth of the cost. AND it's just across the bay! The last location was basically on an island with little foot traffic. We worked hard to bring spectators, and our "landlord" did nothing to help except overcharge for spectator parking and also raised the fees by $1000s. Not cool...
Our annual show started at the South Bay Galleria in 1997, where it was held for 3 years. Then in 2000, we moved it to Long Beach Harbor, creating a then-awesome relationship with the Queen Mary.
The first few shows in Long Beach were held in a parking lot closer to the ship. We quickly outgrew that lot, and moved to the Queen Mary Events Park. Soon after that, we filled the park and had to expand into the large adjecent parking lot. For 11th years in a row, we have passed the 300 vehicle mark! Now with our new location, not only is there more grass parking, but almost every spot has a view of the water!
MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER CAR SHOW....
Use our show website to book a hotel room (we are currently looking for a new host hotel). Many Ford lovers make a vacation out of the show. September traditionally has the best weather in SoCal. If you live locally, then make it a STAYcation! There are several fun and interesting things to do, all within 25 miles of the ship. After exploring the Aquarium and other Long Beach attractions, make your way to other world-famous attrations like Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland or even Hollywood.
We know you'll love our new location. Be sure to register soon before we sell out again.
Take a look around the website and let us know what you think...
The show is FREE to spectators (you'll use the PIKE parking lot, where regular parking rates apply). The best time to view the show is Sunday 10am - 3pm, when all the vehicles are in place. Bring the family for a fun-filled day!
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Fast forward to 2014. We now have a brand new and awesome location, with dozens of attractions, eateries and things to do within walking distance. A complaint we heard from our entrants was how at the QM, we had to park 20% of the show on pavement. We did our best to have different classes take turns, but people still made a fuss. NOW EVERY PERSON WHO PRE-REGISTERS WILL BE PARKED ON GRASS!
The website will serve as your one-stop place for everything show related. You can register online, get a vendor booth, take a look at our history and more. In the coming weeks we'll be adding more pages as well as continually updating them