This year’s car show will showcase over 600 classic cars, hot rods, custom cars, antiques and local public officials. As the largest coastal city cars show in Southern California attendees and participants come from all over to enjoy a day of visually stunning, lovingly restored classics and the roar of the engines against the background of the Pacific Ocean. We high suggest registering your vehicle as soon as possible as this event has sold out every year for more than a decade.


2024 Car Registration includes official tee shirt. One Spot per vehicle. Adjacent spots for seating or additional space are not allowed for fairness to all participants. Spaces assigned by event staff. If a participant has not shown up by 7:30am your spot is subject being replaced by a stand-by with no refund.

$65.00 (Pre-Purchased)

$40.00 Stand-By spacing day of show on a first come first served basis – tee shirt NOT included


This event happens rain or shine – There will be no refunds issued

PIT STOP – The 2024 Seal Beach Classic Car Show is officially SOLD OUT


There will be a waitlist line on Central Ave in between 10th and 12th Street the day of the show. You may line up your car starting at 7am on Central Avenue on the right hand side of the street in between 10th and 12th Street. They will start pulling from the line at 8am. The fee will be $40.00 cash with no t-shirt or goodie bag.  


During the registration process, your car’s class was categorized for judging purposes. Prior to the event, you or your group’s lead will be given a windshield placard containing your vehicle’s information. Our team of judges will be walking through the event. Please note, not all judges look at every car as they judge specific categories. The Award Ceremony will take place at 2:00pm at the Seal Beach Pier Main Stage

Load-in Info

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Your registration packets will be mailed to you. Your tee-shirt will be given to you at the show at the check-in booth.

Load-in/Check-in begins at 5:00am on show day. Confirmation details with directions, maps, and timelines will be emailed to you the week prior to the show.


Spectator parking will be held at the Naval Weapons Station Liberty Gate. The Cross streets are PCH and Seal Beach Blvd. Parking at the Naval Base will open at 8:30am and close at 3:30pm. Please be advised that you must have your car out of the parking area or it will be towed at 3:30pm. We will have a shuttle that runs back and forth throughout the day with continuous trips to Main Street. The Shuttle will pick up at Electric Avenue and Main Street to bring you back to the Naval Weapons offsite parking.


If you need Handicap Parking that is available on 10th Street in between Central Avenue and Ocean. There will be a designated parking lot for handicap access only.