Miss Information’s Guide to Auto Activities

* Compiled by Joan Denver. Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events and times, which are subject to change. Send listings to Miss Information’s Automotive Calendar of Events, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 375, Long Beach, CA 90803. Via fax: (562) 430-3503. To subscribe: (562) 799-1155.

Coming Events


Irwindale. NASCAR Racing featuring late models, street stocks, mini-stocks, American race trucks. Irwindale Speedway, 13300 E. Live Oak Ave. (888) 954-2500;



Norwalk. Vintage Vehicle Collector Parts Exchange, 45th annual event, dedicated to antique cars, classic bicycles, vintage motorcycles. Also: Model T car show, early gas engines and antique automotive and specialty displays by local clubs. Presented by Long Beach Model T Club. Cerritos College, 11110 E. Alondra Blvd. (310) 353-6662.


Glendale. Blessing of the Cars ’99, sixth annual event, open to pre-'68 vehicles. Includes car show, hot-rod movie screenings, model car and pinstriping contests and live music. Rain or shine. Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (323) 663-1265.



Pomona. West Coast Hot Rod Happenin’, featuring rods, customs and race cars through ’72, show, drag races, manufacturer exhibits. Presented by Goodguys Rod & Custom Assn. Pomona Raceway, Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. (925) 838-9876;

AUG. 6

Mission Hills. Santa Monica Sports Car Club/SCCA Navigational Rally. Starts at Bank of America, 10300 Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 372-7168 or (818) 894-3549.

AUG. 7

Anaheim. Corvette Reunion, 18th annual show presented by Corvettes of Southern California, in cooperation with Coast Corvette. Coast Corvette, 828 W. Vermont Ave. (714) 828-9127.

Irwindale. USAC Racing featuring 3/4 Midgets, Sprints, 360 Supermodifieds. Irwindale Speedway, 13300 E. Live Oak Ave. (888) 954-2500;

AUG. 8


Buena Park. 1999 Toy Sales Show, including collector toy cars, Hot Wheels and models. Sequoia Athletic Club, 7530 Orangethorpe Ave. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (253) 857-7867 or (310) 659-0239.

Long Beach. High-Performance Swap Meet and Car Show presented by Ecology Auto Parts. Veterans Stadium, East Conant Street and Clark Avenue. (800) 762-9785.

Santa Monica. Ferrari Car Show presents more than 50 cars, including rare models dating to the ‘60s and ‘70s. Presented by Southwest Region Ferrari Club of America. Museum of Flying, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop N. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (310) 392-8822, Ext. 506.

AUG. 13-15

Big Bear Lake. Fun Run, 10th annual event presented by Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club. Includes street rods, antiques, customs, vintage tin and foreign. Big Bear Lake Village. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 585-8709.

AUG. 14

El Segundo. Main Street America Car Show, open to all pre-'75 customs, classics, street rods, cool daily drivers, antiques, sports cars, Harleys, collector motorcycles. Presented by El Segundo Police Officers Assn. Main Street, downtown. Noon to 6 p.m. (310) 521-9449.

AUG. 14-15


San Pedro. Taste in San Pedro food festival presents classic-car show from the ‘40s and ‘50s, with woodies, hot rods and custom cars as well as vintage motorcycles. Point Fermin Park, Gaffey Street and Paseo del Mar. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (310) 832-7272, (888) 447-3376 or (310) 832-1357;

AUG. 15

Commerce. Classic Charity Car Show to benefit charities, including the Los Angeles County fire and sheriff’s departments. More than 100 classic vehicles. Open to all makes, restored-to-original to ’78. Citadel Factory Stores, 5675 E. Telegraph Road. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (323) 888-1724;

Huntington Beach. Old World Village Car Show presented by Mercedes-Benz Club of America-Long Beach. Cars will be exhibited on the cobblestone roads throughout the village. Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (562) 597-7599.

Stanton. NASCAR and NHRA Racing Collectible Show. Rack & Cue Billiards, 7520 Katella Ave. (near Western Avenue). 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (909) 902-0217.

AUG. 21

Irwindale. Tribute to Lions Drag Strip, second annual cruise from Irwindale Speedway to NHRA Museum in Pomona and back to speedway for NASCAR Winston West Racing under the lights. Presented by Motorsports Digest. Irwindale Speedway, 13300 E. Live Oak Ave. Time to be announced. (310) 830-9800.

AUG. 22

Los Angeles. Cops for Tots Car Show. Fourth annual event, presented by Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division, to benefit Childrens Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. Los Angeles Police Academy, 1880 N. Academy Road. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (213) 236-9254;

AUG. 25

Los Angeles. Running of the Bulls presents caravan of 50 Lamborghinis, which will travel from Petersen Museum along U.S. 101 to Historic Automotive Weekend in Monterey. Public viewing, 7 to 8 a.m., will include appearance by Mario Andretti, who will lead caravan, and world debut of limited-edition MOMO Diablo. Caravan will depart at 8 a.m., with expected stop about noon at Santa Barbara Zoo. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (702) 740-2277.

Pomona. Twilight Cruise, presented by NHRA Motorsports Museum. Open to pre-'70 street-legal cars. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Gate 1. 5 to 8 p.m. (909) 622-2133.