The Fallbrook Vintage Car Show is the oldest uninterrupted event in Fallbrook, and attracts enthusiasts from all over Southern California. The event is free for spectators, and includes music and entertainment throughout the day, with food available for purchase. There is also a swap meet of car and motorcycle parts and related items. In 2000, entering vehicles must be pre-1974. The event is held on the football field at Fallbrook High School.
The first Car Show was held in 1965 with 50 vintage cars, mostly Model A's; 33 years later, about 340 cars filled the football field of FUHS for the 33rd annual event.
|7 am||Antique Car Parts Sale Begins|
|9-12 am||Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast|
|10 am - 2 pm||Drawing for Merchant Gifts|
|11 am||Registration closes|
|2:30 pm||Drawings for Quilt and Awards by Miss Fallbrook|
|B||1920-1929 excluding Model A Ford|
|C||1930-1939 excluding Model A Ford|
|H||Commercial (includes Ford AA trucks)|
|J||Model A Fords|
|K||Classic to 1960|
|M||Modified to 1973|
|R||1954-1973 Pony (includes Mustang-Camaro-Cuda)|
"Judging will be owners' choice. All show entries must be driven on field."
The show is held at Fallbrook High School, at Stage Coach Lane and S. Mission Road (the southern intersection, not the northern intersection with E. Mission Road!). In 1998, the models must be pre-1973. Proceeds from the show goes to various organizations such as Potter Junior High School and FUHS.
Each year a new Poster is created, which creates almost as much interest as the car show itself. Artists Ken Eberts, David Doherty (1992-94) and Jim Fahnestock (1998) have been responsible for creating the beautiful posters. The 2000 poster features Duke Snider Lanes, a 1960s Fallbrook bowling alley.
In 2000, to enter a vehicle in the show, call Virgil Cochran at 760 723-4677. To reserve swap meet space or vendor space, call David or Diane Doherty at 760 728-1616.
Sources: (previous newspaper articles whose reference is now lost); VN 3/23/00, A17.
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Last update: 24 March 2000.