Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities
* Compiled by Joan Denver. Readers are advised to call ahead as events and times 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, or fax to (714) 761-3500. To subscribe: (714) 229-9100.
Northridge: Annual Stars 'n' Stripes classic car, boat and motorcycle show and fireworks show at Cal State Northridge. No advance registration, no registration fees. Open to all pre-1974 classics, muscle cars, pickups, customs, classic boats and motorcycles. Entrants receive two free tickets to the fireworks show. Free general admission. Food, entertainment. Fireworks show tickets $8. Sponsored by Northridge, Chatsworth and Granada Hills chambers of commerce. At Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Car show entrants use Zelzah Avenue entrance. (818) 437-1794
Pomona: National Hot Rod Assn. brings nighttime drag races back to Southern California after a 20-year absence. NHRA Winston Series and nostalgia races, qualifying Thursday and Friday evenings, finals Saturday evening. Gates open 7 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, racing all day until 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission for adults (13 and older) $25 on Thursday, $35 on Friday and $48 on Saturday. $10 for children 6-12 each day. Reserved seating also available. (626) 914-4761;http://www.nhra.com.
Anaheim: Harvest Crusade car, truck and bike show. Open to pre-1973 cars and light trucks and all Harley-Davidson and Indian motorcycles. At Edison Field, 2000 S. State College Blvd., in conjunction with Christian evangelical event. Exhibitor registration begins at 11 a.m., $20 per vehicle at the gate. Spectator gates open at 1 p.m. Free general admission, entertainment, games. (909) 681-9090; http://www.harvestcarshow.org
Oceanside: Gathering of the Goats. Celebration of 75th anniversary of Pontiac and 75th birthday of Jim Wangers, who helped father the Pontiac GTO. Car show at Wangers' warehouse and Pontiac collection, 4660 North Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. free admission. Wangers Roast banquet 6-10 p.m., reservations required, adults $18, children $12. (714) 524-3789; http://www.pontiacdragdays.com.
Long Beach: High-performance swap meet. Cars, parts and accessories. Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 500 Lew Davis, off Conant Street. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. $7 general admission, children under 12 free. (800) 762-9785; http://www.toppingevents.com.
Oceanside: Gathering of the Goats continues with Pontiac racing at Carlsbad Drag Strip, at Palomar Airport Road and Business Park Drive. Gates open 8:30 a.m., time trials 9:30 to noon, eliminations 12:30 p.m. General admission, 12 and older, $15; children 6-11 $5, younger than 5, free. (714) 524-3789; http://www.pontiacdragdays.com.
San Bernardino: Vintage and custom car show, to benefit Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House. More than 100 vehicles expected. Events include a mini grand prix and celebrity race. Free general admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Inland Center Mall, off the 215 Freeway at Inland Center Drive. (909) 558-8334.
Stanton: NASCAR and NHRA racing collectibles show and sale. 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. at Rack and Cue Billiards, 7520 Katella Ave., $2 admission; (909) 902-0217.