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Best Summer Car Shows In Orange County

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Southern California is the epicenter of car culture, so it's only natural that drivers and automotive admirers come together to celebrate these four-wheeled-wonders. Car shows are as much a part of summer as cruising down the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Here are some of the top Orange County car shows to put a little vroom-vroom in your summer fun.

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Low Rider Classic Car Show
Anaheim Indoor Marketplace
1440 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Date: July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Low rider fans can get all revved up over this stellar annual event. Held at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, the Low Rider Classic Car Show features multiple award categories, raffle prizes, and live music. A variety of food booths will also be available on site.

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San Clemente Annual Classic Car Show
Downtown San Clemente
(949) 279-9211
Date: June 12th, 2016

The Downtown Business Association is hosting their 21st Annual Car Show in downtown San Clemente. Boasting over 300 quality show cars from classic to exotic, the show is free to the public and will include fun for the whole family. From slot car racing, a rock climbing wall and slide for kids to food trucks, vendors, DJ entertainment and a live band, you're sure to have a blast here. Family Assistance Ministries will be raffling off incredible items all day long to fund its wonderful and heart-warming charitable endeavors as well. Make sure to hop on the free shuttle bus at San Clemente High School for a fun filled day in historical downtown San Clemente.

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Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance
Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 375-8414
Dates: June 4 & 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 31st annual Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature cars that will make you excited. Spread over the grassy lawns of Huntington Beach Central Park, the show highlights hot rods and custom cars on Saturday, with classic rides taking center stage on Sunday, including Cadillacs, motorcycles, and imports like BMW.

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Cruisin' Brea
Downtown Brea
2010 W. Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
Date: June 19th, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring over 250 classic cars, The Cruisin Brea Car Show includes vehicles from muscle cars to trucks, exotic sports cars to antiques. Held on Father's Day, this family-friendly showcase includes food vendors and music from both live acts and DJs. Located in the downtown Brea entertainment district, with its restaurants and movie theaters, there will be plenty to do after the show as well.

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42nd Annual Studebaker Show
LaPalma Park
Harbor Blvd & LaPalma Blvd.
Anaheim CA, 92637
Date: May 29, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 42nd Annual Studebaker Show in Anaheim's LaPalma Park isn't just a classic car showcase - it also benefits the Orangewood Children's Home. Studebakers are judged, and parts can be exchanged, all for a very worthy cause.

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10th Annual Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show
Recreation and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Date: June 25th, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Held on the grass, this fun family event includes hourly raffles, live music, the VonHotRod Pinstripers, and of course, lots of classic cars and trucks for viewing.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | | | DiversionsLA | Twitter.
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