What happened to the paper registration forms like from years past? I don't want to pay online, so how can I pay by check?
We know change is difficult. There is an option during your registration checkout to pay with a check. After submitting your registration you will have 12 business days to mail your check to our the office. The pending order will automatically cancel if payment is not received after 12 business days from registered date. Should this occur, then you will have to repeat the registration process again.
We have a Car Club/Friend and would like to be in the same area or parked next to them. Can you arrange that?
In order to get everyone in and parked quickly, there will be no reserved parking and cars will be parked in the order in which they arrive. If you want to park next to someone or a Club, you must arrive together to park together. You cannot block space next to you whilst waiting for your buddy to arrive. Spaces will not be saved by the coordinators, other than those reserved for our Sponsors' cars.
My show car will have to be trailered in, is there parking for my tow vehicle and trailer/carrier?
Available space to accommodate a towed trailer is a challenge to secure in the Downtown area. We suggest that after you unload your car into position, drive your TV and trailer to the San Clemente High School parking lot where there is plenty of space to park both and take the free shuttle service (or Lyft/Uber) back to Ave. Del Mar & El Camino Real. Shuttle times are from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The school lot is approx. 1.9 miles away. At the end of the show and upon returning to your car with your trailer, keep in mind that streets may still be in blockade for public safety.
Do I have to be present during the 'Best Of' Trophy Awards?
Winner of Trophies must be present to receive their trophy immediately, or have a designated representative to collect it at the time of distribution, or forfeit the trophy. We cannot mail the trophy after the event, because by then, our car show coordinator is burnt out and is taking a vacation.
What are the definitions for the 'Best Of' Awards?
Stock - Restored to original factory specifications.
Modified - There is a deviation from the original factory specifications.
Muscle - Intermediate sized high performance model powered by a large V-8. Must be only factory high performance engine (i.e. Buick GS, Chevelle SS, Charger R/T, Torino/Cobra, Olds 442, Pontiac GTO)
Pony - Mustang, Barracuda, Camaro, Firebird, Cougar, Javelin, Challenger. Basic stock car, all engines, all options with minor upgrades/mods.
I have to cancel my Registration/my car broke down/I got sick/my llama is sick.....can I get a refund?
Unfortunately there are no refunds given, however we will accept if you would like to transfer your registration to a friend and they can pay you for your spot and you can provide them your ticket. Please contact us with the changes to be transferred for their information to be accurate.
If there is inclement weather that day and I don't want my car (or myself) to get rained on, can I get a refund?
The show goes on rain or shine! There will be no refunds. Come prepared if you need tarps, an umbrella or sunscreen.
My car will be in the show, and I also have a business that I would like to promote. Can I do both, and set-up business stuff at my spot?
Sorry, but no. It's not fair to sponsors & vendors who have paid fees for their company or brand to promote at the show. If you would rather be a Sponsor or Vendor that is displaying your car, then we can make accommodations for you. Just contact us for more info. If we find business promotions being displayed with your General Admittance, you will be charged a fee.
What are the parking options if I want to come view all the cars & vintage trailers, enjoy the live entertainment, eat good food and shop at the Downtown businesses and the vendor booths?
There are several options:
Is there an admission fee?
No, there is no fee for spectators. Public parking is free, except for the meters located near the SC Pier area.
Can I bring my dog?
Of course! But be a good dog owner and BYOBags and clean up after your pooch. If you do bring Fido, be sure to stop at Three Dog Bakery for a lap of water and a complimentary doggy treat. Due to the large crowds, the car show is not a good environment for a nervous or aggressive pet.
Is this a family-friendly event?
Absolutely! Bring the entire family down to see all the cool cars and the vintage trailers. There will be a fantastic live band, dancing, and Taxpros+ hosts a fun slot car racing game for kids of all ages.
Can I bring my own booze?
Sorry, no. But with outdoor dining in full swing along Avenida Del Mar, you'll find many spots to wet your whistle!
What are the #hashtags I should use for the photos I've taken and uploaded to my social media?
Thank you for tagging us! It is #sccarshow2021 and #sccarshow. Our Facebook and Instagram is @sccarshow
I'd like to make a contribution to the San Clemente Downtown Business Association the Non-Profit organization that hosts this great event every year. Where can I show my support by making a donation?
Thank you so much for your contribution! Your donation helps support the success of Downtown San Clemente businesses and beautification of this hisorical area. Please Click Here to support our efforts.