11th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show

Gualala Arts Presents

11th Annual Auto Show & Pinewood Derby


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Auto show check-in Friday, July 19, 2 to 4 pm and Saturday, July 20, 7:30 to 9 am.

Arts Center grounds

Free


Details to come as this event gets closer. Check out last year’s show here.


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 as we lay down the redwood raceway for the 11th Annual Gualala Arts Auto Show!

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.


2018 Best in Show winners Paul and Vivian Johnson with their 1933 3-window Ford coupe.


Returning in support of the Auto Show, the 9th Annual Pinewood Derby races will again be run on Gualala Arts’ state-of-the-art aluminum race track, complete with computerized time, speed, and results display. Youth and those young at heart are encouraged to design and build their own custom car to race. Classifications for racing include eight and under, nine through 13 years, 13 to 18 years, 18 years and older, Vintage, and Unlimited. Trophies will be awarded for both First and Second Place in each classification.  One “Best Time Overall” trophy will be awarded to the car with the lowest total elapsed time among all classifications, with the exception of those in Vintage and Unlimited. All entries in each class will also be judged for their artistic execution, and each class will have a Most Artistic award presented to one entry. There will also be an overall Most Artistic award presented to a single car regardless of class. All racers will receive participation medallions.

Gualala Arts is looking for volunteers to make this event the success it has been in the past. The Auto Show committee is currently seeking volunteers for workshops, day-of registration, food service, tech specifications, track set up, and race day helpers. (2018 Derby Winners with “Uncle Sus,” left).