Seal Beach Classic Car Show

An original, 1962 Helms Bakery Chevy panel truck, at the Seal Beach 27th Classic Car Show, April 26.

An original, 1962 Helms Bakery Chevy panel truck, at the Seal Beach 27th Classic Car Show, April 26.

Willys Pickup Truck, 1942, of Price Automobilia on Main Street, Seal Beach at the 27th annual classic car show held April 26.

Willys Pickup Truck, 1942, of Price Automobilia, on Main Street, Seal Beach, at the 27th annual classic car show, held April 26.

With 60 show ready cars, Price Automobilia, hosted several cars in the Seal Beach car show, including this Chevy Nova.

With 60 show ready cars, Price Automobilia, hosted several cars at the Seal Beach car show, including this 1961 Chevy Nova.

Six hundred vintage automobiles lined Main Street in Seal Beach April 26 for the 27th annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show.

The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, with the support of sponsors hosted Southern California’s largest beachfront classic car show. The showcased vehicles were entered in 26 different classes for judging.

Along with the automobiles, the event also hosted booths with organizations and businesses from the area. Among them was Laura Herzog, founder of non-profit organization Honoring Our Fallen.

“We at Honoring Our Fallen are very excited to be at the car show,” said Herzog. “Our booth is here today with our corporate sponsor, Price Automobilia, that’s showcasing 15 of the collections classic pre-1975 cars, including an original Helms Bakery truck.”

For some, the show took them back their childhood.

“I remember when I was a kid and the driver would blow the whistle; my mom would come out and buy cookies and bread straight from the truck,” said Willy Tanner, a former Torrance resident. “Sometimes the driver would even have little paper toy trucks for us.”

As early as 6:30 a.m., cars started rolling in, lining up along the street. People walked along as oldies played in the background.

Live music filled the street from three stages. The Seal Beach Lions Club served up pancakes for breakfast and hotdogs for lunch.

“I like how the car show brings our community together,” said Seal Beach resident Partrick Fast, 23. “I like seeing the brightly colored cars and the boisterousness of it all.”

To register for next years car show, contact the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179.

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