Event information: 925-437-3649
This is our 20th year! We hope you will join us……..the dates for our 2014 shows will be Thursdays JULY 17th. AND AUGUST 14TH. Show hours are 4 PM to 9 Pm, while our car staging starts at 2 PM. Our last show for the summer has been pushed back a week due to our local school schedules which will be back in session during what was traditionally the last week in August. Last year our growing show caused massive traffic congestion for parents who were trying to pick up their children from school.
In being considerate to the needs of our community, we have decided to do the last show on an earlier date. This change of our show date will help parents get their children home safely and quickly when school is in session. The local schools are not in session on August 14th! This date change WILL NOT LESSEN THE TURN OUT OF COLLECTABLE CARS OR THE TURN OUT OF VISITING GUESTS! THE SUMMER OF 2014 WILL BE OUR BIGGEST SHOW EVER!
There will be fun for every member of the family. See the cars your parents had, cars you had as a teenager in high school, cars you wish you had, cars you never saw or will see again!
Our event as always is located on Hartz Ave in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Danville. The show stretches from Faz’s restaurant on Hartz Avenue proceeding north to San Ramon Valley High School and extends to many of the side streets as well.
Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector cars, along with the most powerful Hot Rods and Muscle cars of the 1960′s. You will see Custom Designed Cars from some of the world’s most famous automobile designers, and beautifully maintained classic originals–up to and thru the year 1976…………….. babied from the day they left the show room floor.
CALLING ALL Mustangs and GTO’s,CALLING -1964 THRU 2014
We have decided to do something new! 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang and the Pontiac GTO! We are featuring, honoring, and inviting “ALL MUSTANGS AND PONTIAC GTO’S ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OF ALL YEARS THRU 2014.
We expect a full house of the most magnificent COLLECTABLES’s in northern California. Our marketing staff will be reaching out to all MUSTANG AND GTO Clubs to join us as we celebrate this landmark historical date in automotive history! If you know anyone with a Mustang or GTO, please spread the word and let them know they need to be in Danville this summer. REMEMBER–ALL YEARS OF THE MUSTANG AND GTO WILL BE WELCOMED, 1964 THRU 2014…………..AND WE MEAN ALL OF THEM! THIS WILL BE AWESOME!
“TOWN CHOICE AWARDS”
Awards1The prestigious “Town Choice Awards” will be presented to 20 car owners. The award is a beautifully engraved plaque and it is our way of saying ‘Thank you for bringing your car to Danville’. Read more about the awards.
Things to do and see at the event
The Legendary Danville Car Show draws some of the most beautiful hot rods and classic automobiles from around the state and country. Our downtown Danville venue provides the most beautiful atmosphere for a nostalgic experience and a walk down memory lane.
There are exciting bands to listen to and dancing in the streets. There are local merchants displaying their products and services. There are food vendors offering tasty treats as well as wonderful restaurants that provide outside cafe dining with an enormous selection of fine cuisines. While most guys will be checking out the show cars, there is plenty to do for the ladies! Please visit and shop all the boutiques and stores on our venue. Many shops are offering special sales just for show visitors. If they are too crowded to brouse, please vist Down Town Danville again on any other week day or week end…….tell the shop owner you are back because you were at the Car Show!!
Make sure you visit Linda Mesa and Hartz Ave……just off the north east corner. James Willson of James Jungle Adventures will be showing children friendly reptiles and teaching them how we all should be getting along with the animals of the world. James can be hired to go to your home for a birthday party and he’ll teach your children all about his reptilian friends.
JAMES WILL BE SHOWING A REAL-LIVE 100 POUND ++ TORTOISE FOR YOUR LEARNING & VIEWING PLEASURE! HIS NAME IS “TANK”. THIS GUY IS SO BIG WE MAY REGISTER HIM AND PARK HIM AS A SHOW CAR! Last year TANK was Awarded the “TOWN CHOICE AWARD”.
Bring your camera and feel free to photograph the historical buildings that frame our town with history.
Also be prepared to do the best people watching in the state. Who knows who you may see walking down our town streets?
History of the Event
In 1993, a few friends were sitting in historic Elliots Bar and thought that Danville would be a nice venue to have a hot rod and classic car show and a great way to stimulate business for the downtown merchants. They rolled up their sleeves, went through the appropriate channels to kick it off, and a car show was born! Little did they know back then how big this event would become.
We are now celebrating our 20th year and entertaining more than 30,000 visitors, residents, and consumers during this 2 show event. People from around the nation call to find out the dates of the show and plan their vacations around The Danville Hot Summer Nights Car Show. There are people who have specifically built or purchased a hot rod or a classic just to have the pride of showing their car at this fabulous Danville event!!
Stop by our Headquarters BoothHeasquarters
Our Headquarters booth is located at the intersection where Diablo Road meets Hartz Avenue…..look for our sign & tent! There will also be a Commemorative Collector T-Shirt Booth where memorabilia (shirts, sweatshirts and tops) may be purchased. Personnel are in attendance to answer any question you may have or to lend any assistance that might be needed.
Police, Fire, and Medical Assistance
PoliceThe Danville Police, Fire & Rescue personnel are truly the Finest! This is a family event for all to enjoy and when we deal with crowds that may swell to 15,000 plus guests, we want to be prepared for any unexpected emergency. A full team of police, fire and medics have partnered with us to ensure that your visit is a safe one. There are more than 50 Yellow Shirted “EVENT STAFF” volunteers who will watch over the Town to insure your security. Safety is our first priority.
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Vet HallThe Danville Car Show supports the goals and objectives of the NEW VETERANS HALL at 400 Hartz avenue and also to the ONE HUNDRED CLUB of Contra Costa County.
The Danville Car Show contributes financially to the annual production costs for the 9-11 Rememberance Ceremonies at Oak Hill Park in Danville. This Heart Felt Event is produced by our local Chapter of the National Exchange Club.
Our Veterans Hall was in dire need of being totally rebuilt to meet the needs of the Veterans of the Greater San Ramon Valley Area. Please visit this historical landmark building during your visit to the show……it is the most beautiful Veterans Hall in Northern California. It is truly a site to behold.
The new building will serve Veterans from all branches of military service. It will also be a Community Center for our Citizens and will also be a meeting place for our Seniors who wish to enjoy the beauty of this historical site while participating in fun activities.
MILITARY VEHICLES WILL BE ON DISPLAY……GUNS AND ALL! This new Veterans Hall was built from the support of our Town and the contributions from our community ……………THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR HELPING!
The ONE HUNDRED CLUB is an organization that provides the surviving spouse of a police officer or fireman, who is killed in the line of duty $15,000.00 cash –within 48 hours of their loved ones death. NO PAY BACK! The money helps the family with any financial needs they may have during a most difficult time! Everyone is proud of those who serve and protect us all!
Want to be a 100 Club Member? Its easy, just visit their booth or stop by our Heardquarter Booth for more information. Just $100′s a year is the membership fee. What a small amount of money, that does so much for so many!
Show car owners, visiting guests and business sponsors enable the CAR SHOW PRODUCTION TEAM to contribute and support these wonderful organizations in our community…………and we appreciate and thank everyone who attends our show!
CAR SHOWS DON’T GET BETTER THAN THIS…….THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
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