28th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show


Southern California’s ultimate beachfront classic car show


Event date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 10am to 4pm.

On Main Street in Old Town, Seal Beach


This event is FREE and open to the public

Free Parking and Shuttle Service

Visitor parking is available courtesy of the Naval Weapons Station – Seal Beach.  Parking will open at 9:30 am and closes at 5 pm.  From PCH, turn south onto Seal Beach Blvd.  Proceed approximately 1/3 of a mile to the Liberty Gate, and then parking staff will direct you.  There are 2 courtesy tram services which runs every 10 – 12 minutes from the Weapons Station to the entrance of the Sponsor Corral.

Special features included:

First Annual Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show
A pair of Holmes Bakery wagons
NHRA Dragster/Funnycar “Cacklefest” at the pier
Drag racing stars
Pinewood Derby
Special police vehicle display

The Seal Beach Classic Car Show will be aired on:

Velocity Network / Discovery (US and Canada)
NBC Sports (Global feed)
MAVTV (Cable/dish only)

The 28th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show is an official event of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and could not be produced without the support of generous Sponsors, including:

Original Parts Group
City of Seal Beach
Tank Farm & Co.
Russo & Steele
The Sun Newspapers
Back in The Day
G & M Oil



With a crowd estimated at 20,000, everybody came out a winner on Saturday at the 27th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show.  The event showcased 600+ vintage cars, hot rods, custom cars, antiques, and celebrity appearances.


A big hit at the show was the Pinewood Derby, hosted by Seal Beach Cub Scout Pack 116 at the pier.  All preteen girls and boys were invited to race their pinewood derby cars.  Trophies were awarded to the top 3 winners as follows: 1st Place – Connor Williams, 2nd Place – Victor Wick and 3rdPlace – Ansel Baldovin.  The 1st Place winner, Connor Williams pitted his car against the Seal Beach Chamber President, Diana Brunjes’ car and won $100 from the Chamber!


Car Show Trophy winners were:  Best in Show, 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Fastback, owned and built by Kip Cyrus of Huntington Beach, California.   People’s Choice was awarded to 1917 La Bestioni, owned and built by Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California.   Other show trophy names and winning cars:

  • Original Parts Group Trophy: 1966 Chevelle 300 Deluxe, Michael Branton
  • Russo & Steele Trophy: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, Jerry Corhan
  • Glory Days Trophy: 1948 Mercury Woody, Paul Koehave   Crevier Classic Cars Trophy: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster, Bob Cuivas
  • Division 1900-1929: 1929 Ford A Roadster, Duane Hinkle
  • Division 1930-1939: 1934 Ford Phaeton, Rick Lorenzen
  • Division 1940-1949: 1947 Buick Super, Don Babbit
  • Division 1950-1959: 1957: Chevy Nomad, Mike Widner
  • Division 1960-1969: 1962 Ford T-Bird Roadster, Bob Rosas
  • Division 1970-1985: 1975 Porsche 914, Jack Taylor
  • Best Late Model: 2010 Ultima GTR, Bob Wood
  • Favorite Chevy: 1955 Chevy Nomad, Allen Antoyan
  • Favorite Mopar: 1969 Dodge Charger, Lous Gonzales
  • Favorite Street Rod: 1933 Ford 3W, Bob Bertrand
  • Truck Pre-1940: 1941 Ford Pickup
  • Truck 1941-1955: 1942 Willy’s, Tammy Lorenzen
  • Truck 1956-1985: 1956 Ford F100, Doug Bacon
  • Best Foreign Car: 1956 Porsche 1600 Super Cabriole, Eric Holzapfel
  • Best Replica: 1932 Dearborn Deuce
  • Special Interest: 1953 Ford Monte Carlo Comet, Bob Griffith
  • Best Restored Car: 1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible, Kip Cyrus
  • Best All-Original Car: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Coupe, Bob Wood
  • Best Woody: 1937 Ford Woody, Dennis Gallagher
  • Mayor’s Choice: 1966 Ford T-Bird Roadster, Ron Morin
  • Police Officer’s Choice: 1928 Ford A Tilt, Steve Wilkinson
  • Firefighter’s Choice: 1954 Buick Skylark

Trophy Sponsors were All-Coastal Realty, American Beachside Brokers, Anytime Fitness, Baytown Realty, Black Marble Consulting, Bogart’s Coffee, Brian’s Automotive, Craton & Swizter, Crevier Classic Cars, Elison Road, Encore Awards, Eric Lenahan State Farm, Esther Kenyon, First United Methodist Church, Glory Days Beachside Grill, Harbor Party Rentals, Javatini’s Coffee, Original Parts Group, Recharge at Electric, Republic Services, Russo & Steele, Seal Beach Animal Care Unit, Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, SGX Print, The Abbey, US Bank and Wells Fargo Financial Advisors.

Judging coordinator for the show awards was Bob Machen. The chief judge was Jay Wentz of Danville, Virginia.

The 27th Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show was an official event of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and could not be produced without the support of generous sponsors, including Original Parts Group, City of Seal Beach, Sun Newspapers, Russo & Steele Collector Car Auctions, Back in the Day Classics, Crevier Classic Cars, Glory Days Beachside Grill, and Anytime Fitness.


For more information about the Seal Beach Classic Car Show, visit www.SealBeachChamber.Org.