NorCal Car Shows, Swap Meets & Races – January 9 – 15




I can almost say the same thing as last week here in Northern California. I just keep hoping that we will get enough rain and that it stops before Car Show season starts but who knows? As soon as we get a clear Saturday morning, I plan to get out to some Cars and Coffees that I haven’t ever been to like Grass Valley, Central Valley Classics in Lodi, maybe even Ronnie’s in San Jose.

A lot of the events this week will probably be rained out again but here are some of the events that may take place?

This week’s Car Shows:

January 13-15 – Grass Valley: The Winter Fun Festival Four Wheel Drive Event is Friday to Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road.

January 13 – Roseville: Hooch’s Cruise In and Pizza Night is every second Friday of the month from 4pm to 7:30pm at 5140 Foothills Boulevard.

January 13 – Santa Rosa: The Machado Burgers Car Show is every Friday from 4pm to 7pm at Machado Burgers, 406 Larkfield Center.

January 14 – Lockeford: The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Show and Shine is every 2nd Saturday from 9am to 12pm at George’s Bar & Grill, 18700 N. Highway 88.

January 14 – San Jose: Ronnie’s Morning Get-Together is Saturday from 7am to 11am at Starbucks, 1815 Hillsdale Avenue.

January 15 – San Francisco: San Francisco Ocean Beach Hot Rods, Kustoms & Classics is Sunday from 7am to 11am at Ocean Beach, Great Highway and Lincoln Way.

Swap Meets:

January 15 – Pomona: The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is Sunday from 5am to 2pm at the Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue.

Motorcycle Events:

January 14 – Vacaville: Iron Steed’s 14th Annual Polar Bear Run is Saturday from 10am to 2pm at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson, 100 Auto Center Drive.

You can see a complete list of upcoming events including Cars and Coffees and Cruise-Ins at

A father and son came in to see us last week driving this very cool old Ford!

We have officially launched our American Car Culture Association! Just a reminder that this is totally voluntary but if you enjoy our newsletters and would like to support us in our efforts to promote and encourage American Car Culture please consider becoming a member. Please check out our website at to read a little about what we hope to accomplish.

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I am very grateful to all of you that joined our American Car Culture Association or subscribed this past week. I hope this new Association allows us to do some great things together. I would like to especially thank Rich Lessa from Orangevale and Tim Stottlemyer from Yuba City for become our first two Lifetime members. We definitely appreciate their generosity.
We have raised our 2023 NorCal Car Culture Subscription price to $30 a year or $5 a month. But, for $60 a year, your ACCA membership will include a Subscription to our weekly newsletter and a free 2023 T-Shirt or Car Culture Hat plus many other benefits.

For all of you that are existing subscribers, and would like to support us by joining the ACCA, please enter the word “Subscriber” in the coupon code during Checkout and it will deduct $30 from the cost of your membership and it will start your new subscription from that new date for another whole year plus you get the new t-shirt or hat. 

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We offer three membership levels and the chance to become a Lifetime member of the American Car Culture Association for those that would like to be even more generous. Each level will receive the following benefits with different Car Culture Gear depending on the tier they choose.

The first tier is $60 a year with the benefits listed below.

The second tier gets to choose between a Red Kap work shirt or a Hoodie for $120 per year.

The third tier gets an embroidered American Car Culture Association Jacket for $240 per year.

The Lifetime membership comes with Car Culture Gear from all three levels as well a yearly t-shirt and member benefits for life for a $500 contribution.

There are monthly payment options available too.

Membership Benefits:
  • Free Subscription to Car Culture Newsletters
  • Free 2023 American Car Culture T-Shirt or Car Culture Hat
  • Free American Car Culture Association Decal
  • Discounts and Coupons to a variety of Automotive Vendors and Businesses
  • Quarterly Subscription to the Draggin Main Magazine
  • Free Membership to

We are working with lots of businesses and vendors to offer discounts and coupons to everyone that joins the ACCA. We will be adding new vendor discounts and coupons each week. Hopefully the amount you save by taking advantage of these offers will more than cover the cost of membership. We will list all the discounts on a Benefits page on the website: We will explain more about the other benefits in future newsletters.

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If you would like to pay by check, please make it payable to American Car Culture and mail it to: 7975 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights, CA 95610. You can also call Tim at 916-308-6730 if you have any questions or if you would like to pay over the phone. You are always welcome to visit us at our Hot Rod Bookstore and pay in person.

Here is the new t-shirt design and the hat that you can choose to receive free with an ACCA membership.


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Most of you know that Hagerty Insurance has been a long time sponsor of ours. Joe Giuntini, our first Hagerty Rep was reading our newsletters and just called and wanted to be a part of what we are doing. For that I’ll always be grateful. The last couple of years we have been working with our friend Dave Oyler, who is the largest Hagerty Insurance Broker in Northern California. My friend Seth Owen is our new Hagerty Rep. He is a great guy and is definitely a Car Guy! Here is a picture of Seth and I in front of our store in Citrus Heights.

**We are still 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.

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.




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Have fun and be safe! Tim

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