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Belmont Shore Car Show

Southern California is home to lots of car shows, but few are as exciting as the one taking place in Long Beach’s Belmont Shore neighborhood. The 19th-annual event will include approximately 700 pre-1975 vehicles displayed on trendy Second Street. Other shows have rigid themes and regulations, but the Belmont Shore gathering offers visitors a wide variety of rides, ranging from slick Cadillacs, hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars and European sports cars to classic low-rider Impalas, historic firetrucks, daddy’s fun-fun-fun T-Bird and local cancer fund-raiser Team Spirit’s soon-to-be-demolished Lincoln Continental. If the thought of a bunch of parked cars doesn’t sound like a good time, the show draws nearly 50,000 people each year, many of whom are as eye-catching as the vehicles themselves. Proceeds go to area charities and admission is free, so there isn’t really a good excuse to miss it.
Sun., Sept. 7, 9 a.m., 2008