NorCal Car Shows, Swap Meets & Races December 12 – 18


We have been working hard preparing to launch our American Car Culture Association in a couple of weeks. Our mission is promote American Car Culture all over the Western United States with our websites and newsletters. We want to help preserve hot rod and racing history as well. We are working with lots of vendors to provide discounts or coupons for our members. The new 2023 t-shirts should be ready to go soon too. We will help auto shop programs in schools and offer scholarships for students that want to study mechanics or metal fabrication. We want to show our appreciation for fine craftsmanship by presenting lots of awards at Car Shows this coming year.

Here are a few of our “Tony Lozoya Memorial” Coolest Truck Award presentations this past year.

Thank you again to all of you that paid for your $25 yearly subscription this past week! It really allows me to spend more time working on the newsletter and calendar. Our plan is to travel to lots more Car Shows this coming year and meet you in person.Our Weekly Giveaway Drawings are “for paid subscribers only” and take place every Wednesday evening. Please CLICK HERE to pay for you subscription, you could be the next winner!

If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to NorCal Car Culture and mail it to: 7975 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights, CA 95610 or you are always welcome to visit us at our store and pay in person.

Last week’s giveaway winner was Edward Miranda from Port Costa, CA. He was the winner of a couple of bottles of Premium Wine from our friends and sponsors at Di Stasio Vineyards in Plymouth, CA. The Di Stasio family has been farming and growing grapes in the beautiful Shenandoah valley continuously for over 100 years. You should check it out, it is such a peaceful place to visit!

This Week’s Car Shows and Toy Drives:

December 17 – Benicia: The Benicia Christmas Light Cruise is Saturday at 5:30pm at Alvarez Ninth Street Park, 904 West 9th Street.

December 17 – Granite Bay: The Krampus Kruise is Saturday at 10am at Granite Bay Village Shopping Center, 8605 Auburn Folsom Road.

December 17 – Oakley: The Pastimes Lights of Christmas Cruise is Saturday at 5pm at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main Street.

December 17 – Pacifica: The 3rd Annual Pacifica Hot Rodz Christmas Cruise is Saturday at 6pm at Park Mall Center, 1043 Terra Nova Boulevard.

December 17 – Paso Robles: The Toy Bank Show & Shine Fundraiser is Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Daniels Wood Land, 2125 Ardmore Road.

December 18 – Denair: The Denair Canned Food and Toy Drive is Sunday from 10am to 3pm at Road Dog Hot Rods, 3732 N. Santa Fe Avenue.

December 18 – San Francisco: San Francisco Ocean Beach is Sunday from 7am to 11am at Ocean Beach, Great Highway and Lincoln Way.

**We are already working on our 2023 Calendar. If you are aware of any 2023 event dates, please email any information to me at or enter them here: Add Events.
You can see a complete list of upcoming events including Cars and Coffees and Cruise-Ins at

Our Classic Reg Service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm at 7975 Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights and we are happy to help if we can. We can answer a lot of questions over the phone so, please give me or my wife Marleen a call at 916-560-9506.

This week’s giveaway is for a $100 Gift Certificate to Sacramento Vintage Ford, 11375 Sunrise Park Drive in Rancho Cordova. Darold and Lynn Kohout have been a fixture in the hot rod community since November, 1969. Their showroom is jam packed with tons of cool stuff for all Car Guys and Girls not just Ford fans. Please stop by and see them if you are in the area. It is definitely worth a visit!

A while back we started a Facebook Group to share our cars and automotive items for sale called Car Culture Classifieds, please check it out if you are on Facebook. Also please check out our Free Classified Ads!

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Have fun and be safe! Tim

To See all the Upcoming Events in Northern California (Bakersfield to the Oregon Border) for the coming week, please click here:

Featured Upcoming Events

***If you are looking for more exposure for your upcoming event, consider a spot in our “Featured Upcoming Event” section. Thousands of people will get to see your poster or flyer each week leading up to your show. Just contact me for more details if you are interested.***

If would like to add a show or event to our calendar please visit our “Add Events” page.

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Welcome to Di Stasio Vineyards in Plymouth, CA! For information call (209) 256-1524.