The Classic at Pismo Beach Car Show 2023

Pismo Beach, CA Dates: 06/02/2023 ‐ 06/04/2023
Contact Us | Location

Address: Pismo Beach
150 Pomeroy Ave
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Phone: 951-801-2334

Email: [email protected]



Dates: 06/02/2023 ‐ 06/04/2023

Event Activities:

  • Auction
  • Cruise-in
  • Outdoor Show
The Classic at Pismo Beach is Central California’s finest seaside classic & street rod show. For 35 years now, The Classic at Pismo Beach has annually attracted over 150,000 people in a single, 3-day weekend. With classic cars filling the streets, a sea of people flood everything from concrete to pavement throughout 24 square blocks of this gorgeous beach town lovingly dubbed "Classic California."
The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach and on the pier. This 3 day event features 800 show cars, giant Budweiser Beer Gardens by the beach, big names like CarQuest Auto Parts, Advance Auto Parts, Peak Auto, Ford Motor Co., Mothers Polish, Wawanesa Insurance, Jack Daniels, Ben & Jerry's, Lucas Oil, Edelbrock, GM, Safety Kleen, and more. Over 80 vendors, sunset cruise on Saturday, local merchant shopping, live charity auction, trophy presentation and approx. 150,000 people attending. The show is open to all years, makes, and models of cars. Over 55 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants. 15 cars are chosen for the “Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class are hand picked and compete for the Platinum Award. This show benefits the Folds of Honor, Pismo Beach Police Department K9 Unit, and other various charitable organizations.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1st, 2023:
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Vendor & Sponsor Setup

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Pre-Registration/Check In opens in the Hall of Fame Lot

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Car Participants VIP Cocktail Hour (Inn at The Pier & Tickets ON Sale “Online ONLY”)

Come meet our Sponsors, JCP Team, Car Builders and more.
Raffles, Music, Open Bar, Appetizers and more.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2023:
(City streets are not closed on Friday. Please obey ALL City parking regulations)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration is OPEN

2023 Pre- Registration Drop off section at the booth

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Beer Garden OPENS

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Music (Sponsor Lot & Hall of Fame Lot)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sponsors & Vendors Open in Upper & Lower Lots

*9:30am is a MANDATORY meeting for all Sponsors & Vendors.

**Sponsors will meet near main (Beer Garden) in Sponsor Lot

**Vendors will meet at the “Vendor Check in area”

SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd, 2023:
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Vendors & Sponsors open in both lots

9:00 AM – Show and Shine Begins. This is assigned parking for all participants. (Ticket Packages will be MAILED to you by May 2023).

Please have your vehicles ready to be judged with hoods open.

(All cars marked with a sticker on the headlight will mean YOUR CAR WAS JUDGED!)

Please PARK YOUR CARS in your spaces. You are welcome to go to Registration for Goodie Bags and Pre-Register for 2024.

Please be in your Marked space by 8:45am; no car entry allowed after this time.

Participants that purchase a space: if you are not in your space Saturday, you will LOSE YOUR GRANDFATHERED SPACES!

Vehicles must stay static in their spaces until 4:30pm to ensure public safety. No early departures for vehicles in closed show areas or you will BANNED from future shows.

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Registration is OPEN

10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony w/ Color Guard. (Sponsor Lot/Gold Class)

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Beer gardens open in both Lots.

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Live Band (Sponsor Lot/Gold Class)

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM – Music (Hall of Fame Lot/Upper Lot)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Charity Auction (Sponsor Lot near Pier)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Live Band (Sponsor Lot/Upper Lot)

Please Note: If you are parked in or around the area of the Annual Cruise you MUST MOVE no later than 4:45 PM; if your cars are not moved by 5 PM, we will have them towed at your expense!

5:15 PM – Staging for cruise begins (Price/ Pomeroy) JCP Crew will be staging you; please make sure Cruise stickers are visible on window placards.


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Official Classic at Pismo Beach Cruise begins on Price St & Pomeroy

SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, 2023
9:00 AM – Show and Shine Begins.

Cars in assigned spaces by 8:45 AM.

Park in your assigned parking spaces UNLESS a JCP Crew member has directed you differently.

Please park legally if parking outside of the closed show area and obey all parking signs, meters, etc.

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Registration is OPEN

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Vendors & Sponsors open in both lots

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Beer Gardens open in both Lots

9:00 – 11:00 AM – Live Music (Sponsor Lot/Gold Class)

10:00 AM – 2:30 PM – Music – (Hall of Fame Lot/Upper Lot)

11:00 AM SHARP – Awards Ceremony in the Sponsor Lot/Gold Class. Winners ARE NOT announced until Sunday. Please be present to accept an award.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Live Music (Sponsor Lot/Gold Class)

3:00 PM – Show ends, See you next year!

Throughout the car show we will be broadcasting interviews with Sponsors, Car participants, Vendors, Merchants, etc.


Vehicle Types
  • American
  • Asian
  • European