Del Mar Car Show Highlights
When: April 10 – 12, 2015
Friday, April 10 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 12 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Multiple Locations
Del Mar, CA (map)
Phone: (925) 838-9876
More info: Event website
The annual Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals Car Show will feature over 2,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972. There will also be nostalgia stage shows, exhibitors midway and family fun. This event, which celebrates older automobiles, returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a short distance from Del Mar Village.
Indoors, row upon row of vintage cars will be on display. Car owners will be on hand to answer any questions. Outdoors, you can watch as vintage makes from high-end luxuries to funky VW vans cruise the roadway between the entry way to the event and the parking area in the back. Various food and memorabilia vendors will be set up along the path. Attendees can visit the Swap Meet and Cars 4 Sale Corral in the parking area. Awards will be given out several categories, including hot rods, trucks, customs and muscle cars.
Auto Show Activities
- Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72
- Destination Del Mar 2-Day Road Tour!
- Special Indoor Car Show Exhibit
- All American Sunday welcoming American made or powered vehicles of all years
- Goodguys Autocross
- Nitro Thunderfest Exhibition
- Special indoor display featuring cars of the San Diego Prowlers, one of California’s oldest and historic clubs.
- Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
- Swap Meet
- AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral
- Live Music Entertainment
- Free Kids Entertainment – Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, PPG Kids Coloring Contest, Clowns & More!
- Complimentary Guest Shuttles from spectator parking
- 2015 Goodguys / March Performace Street Rod d’Elegance (selected from Indoor Show participants)
- 2015 Goodguys / Rocket Racing Wheels Car of the Year Finalist
- 2015 Goodguys / Grundy Worldwide Insurance Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist
- 2015 Goodguys / Street Rod Headquarters Truck of the Year Early Finalist
- 2015 Goodguys / LMC Truck Parts & Accessories Truck of the Year Late Finalist
- PPG Dream Car
- Hutton’s Goodguys Builder’s Choice Top 10
- Goodguys Pick
Limited onsite RV camping is available for $34.00 per night. Campsites include full hook-ups and are first come, first serve. For more info call (858) 755-1161 ext. 2894.
Local Haps and Events
Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals Car Show celebrates another year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. April is a great time of year in San Diego, as the temps warm up. The show is only a quarter mile to the beach, so the ocean breeze sweeps through. The Fairgrounds holds many events throughout the year, including the San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Races. About half a mile up the road, Del Mar Village has many restaurants and outside cafes which offer tasty food, as well as specialty shops and boutiques. And don’t forget the beach, just steps from downtown.