Vintage car and plane aficionados rejoice: Organizers for the annual Dream Machines show in Half Moon Bay have announced that the event is expanding to two days in April, as well as adding a demolition derby.
The April 28-29 event to benefit Half Moon Bay's Coastside Adult Day Health Center promises a display of 2,000 antique, vintage, classic, custom, and exotic cars and an array of 20th and 21st century motorized wonders. Organizers describe the motorized modes of transportation — and contraptions — on display as "remarkable, curious, and absolutely unique" as well as characterized by "ingenuity, power and style."
Holland Racing Promotions, a company based in Ukiah, is producing the show's inaugural Championship Dream Machines Demolition Derby on April 28. At the competition, participants can enter any two-wheeled drive vehicle they think is hardy enough to outlast crashing, smashing, and ramming into competitors' vehicles.
The winner will be selected by a group of judges and be compensated for their bravado: First place honors comes with a $3,000 prize.
According to organizers, vehicles anticipated to be on display at Dream Machines are:
- antique horseless carriages
- Ford Model T
- touring and luxury cars
- sports cars
- custom cars
- street rods
- muscle cars
- vintage and modern era high-performance race cars
- quirky art and pedal cars
- modified street machines with cutting-edge styles
- high-performance cars
- European cars
- modified imports with flashy graphics
- hip-hop urban show cars
- homebuilt kit cars
- super-charged turbo cars and trucks
- "green" technology/alternative fuel vehicles
- funny cars
- jet cars.
Displays will include:
- vintage warbirds
- classics from the '40s and '50s
- homebuilt aircraft
- tricked-out trucks and motorcycles
- model-T fire engines
- vintage buses
- one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors
- helicopter and bi-plane rides
- kinetic art
The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show will be held on April 28-29 at the Half Moon Bay Airport. To show a car, a participant must register for $30 ($40 after April 15). This cost includes a dash plaque and entitles the driver and one passenger admission to the event.
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. For information and show registration forms, call 650-726-2328 or register on-line here.
The Championship Dream Machines Demolition Derby will take place at 1 p.m. on April 28.
See a video of Half Moon Bay Patch's coverage of the 2011 Dream Machines Show here.
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