HALF MOON BAY — For a remarkable and singular experience, there’s nothing that matches up to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — Half Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth.” It’s a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries. The world’s coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays.
The 23rd annual show will be held April 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque seaside town of Half Moon Bay about 20 miles south of San Francisco.
It’s one of the West Coast’s biggest gatherings of the world’s coolest cars. Every automotive style and era will be represented among the mesmerizing displays — tricked-out hot rods, customs, muscle cars, street machines, lowriders, modified imports, sporty compacts, kit cars, touring, luxury and sports cars — complete with rumbling engines, impeccable detail work, and sparkling chrome.
Spectators will get a rare up-close look at antique horseless carriages and Ford Model T’s, fanciful touring and luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and street rods, muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race cars, quirky art and pedal cars, modified street machines with cutting edge styles, exotic high-performance cars, stylish European cars, ultra cool low-riders, sporty compacts, modified imports with flashy graphics, fashionable hip-hop urban show cars, homebuilt kit cars, super-charged turbo cars and trucks, “green” technology/alternative fuel vehicles, streamliners, dragsters, funny cars, gassers, and jet cars.
Displays include exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the ’40s and ’50s and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, Model T fire engines, vintage buses, antique engines and tractors, helicopter and biplane rides, kinetic art, rolling sculptures and a emolition Derby.
To show a car, the registration fee is $30 ($40 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a dash plaque and admission for two people.
Spectator admission is $20 ($30 for 2-day pass) for adults, $10 ($15 for 2-day pass) for ages 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only.
Half Moon Bay Airport, at 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, is located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and five miles north of Highway 92. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.