Each year, The Classic at Pismo Beach attracts people and cars from all over the United States, with some coming from as far away as Alaska and even Australia. Big 18-wheelers show up from companies like Mother’s Polish, GM Performance, Ford Motor Co., Budweiser, and many more. The show began in the early 80’s and continues to attract the hottest classic cars each year to this tiny, serene central coast city. Every summer, cars line the streets of this little beach town where spectators enjoy cool cars and great vendors.
This event has a strong connection with participants and fans, annually raising money for important causes and organizations such as the Folds of Honor Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and the Pismo Beach K-9 Unit. Each year, Just Cruzin’ Life Foundation holds a live charity auction where the sounds of an auctioneer can be heard from afar as donated items like cars, engines, auto accessories, art, and much more are auctioned to raise money for these great causes.
The show happens the first weekend in June, is open to all makes and models of cars, and is free to the public. Judging for this event is peer-judging based on attention to detail, interior, engine compartment, undercarriage, etc. We also award a special “Gold Class” limited to the top ten best of the best. These are hand-picked and held to a higher standard.
There is much more fun to be had at the surrounding attractions like shopping in downtown Pismo Beach, wineries located just miles up the coast, and more. Come join us for a wonderful event. It’s one you won’t want to miss!