10th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show & 8th Annual Pinewood Derby

Gualala Arts Presents

10th Annual Auto Show and 8th Annual Pinewood Derby

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Arts Center grounds


2018 10th Annual Auto Show Entry Form.

2018 Pinewood Derby  Registration Form.

Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Gualala Arts Center, this is a car show you can actually stroll through, talk to the owners and appreciate each car, truck or motorcycle for the piece of art it is.  The tenth year marks a special anniversary and planning has already started on this much anticipated event!

As happens every year, car enthusiasts will gather in the Arts Center parking lot to show off their vehicles, swap stories and marvel at all the classic cars. Vehicles will be judged for best Custom/Modified, Hot Rod, Sports Car, Stock, and Trucks with special awards for Ladies’ Choice, Judge’s Awards, People’s Choice and others. The show is not juried and trophies are awarded.

Entertainment at the 10th Anniversary Gualala Arts Auto Show will be provided by Brad Wilson and “The Rhythm Drivers,” a high energy blues band. They draw from the blues tradition to create a dynamic soul-infused style that is very danceable.  Brad Wilson’s old school approach to the blues was heavily influenced by his older brother Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, but he has also had an opportunity to meet many of the great bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Lazy Lester and other contemporary bluesmen who have inspired him. “The Rhythm Drivers” play in the various styles of Swamp, Chicago, Delta, and West Coast blues yet maintain a contemporary sound. Brad leads the band with his soulful vocals and amplified harmonica playing to create a heartfelt style that still maintains danceability. Bring your dancing shoes!

2017 Best of Show and People’s Choice: Mike Williams of Sacramento for his 1948 Packard Station Sedan Woodie with a customized tailgate.

It will be a day of great fun, good food, a little music, and shared automobilia.

Brizio friends & family hot rods (photo by Sharon Nickodem)

Go here to view last year’s auto show. Check back for details about the 2018 show in coming months.