Ride of the Week: Getting revved up for OCTOBER CAR SHOWS!

Every month in this town is filled with car shows.

But, as the holidays approach, the celebration gets epic as the thematics of the traditional show changes. You may have a Corvair or Chevy, but after you get through with it, it may look like Popeye or Superman.

Halloween starts out a level of shows that are more fun than the previous year as (if you let it grow), and the holidays ratchet up SoCal’s excitement. So, for this week’s Ride of the Week, I thought I’d give you a head’s up on what you can do with your car this month.

Most people know that Supercar Sunday happens at the Topanga Mall every Sunday. But this month they are gearing up for their Motor4Toys event in December. That means it’s a good time to start gathering gifts as they accept thousands for charity. Starting early makes it easy.

On top of the 2018 Hot Wheels Convention on Oct. 3-7 comes the Galpin Car Show, which also hits on Oct. 7, with over 1,000 amazing cars and a day filled with carnival activities.

Further, Oct. 7 also brings the Rider Roundup at Paramount Ranch for those with two-wheeled demons. A great show in an Old West setting, exchanging the horses for bikes. Very cool.

Oct. 13 brings the Winfield-Watson Show from Master-Builder Gene Winfield in the Mojave, featuring incredible cars and amazingly talented people. Also, on Oct. 13 is the Momentum Car Show in Ventura if you don’t want to drive to the desert. It’s a more traditional show by the water and it’s super awesome.

Also up in Ventura is the Ponies By The Sea in Channel Islands. All Mustangs right on the water. It’s a great muscle car show with food, vendors and awesome sights.

On the same day is the Steampunk Festival in Oxnard, which features rat rods and hot rods, plus some seriously crazy steampunk stuff.

On Oct. 20, at The Murphy Auto Museum, comes the Cory Iverson Rally, celebrating the firefighter who lost his life in the last Ventura County Fire. A great cause and super fun with the likes of Team Dragg and the George Barris Clan.

Oct. 21 is my Wheels and Waves show here in Malibu, followed on Oct. 26 by the City of Malibu’s Trunk or Treat Carnival. I’ll have cars and our new Halloween Coloring Book at both for the children, but it’ll also be candy galore!

And finally, on Oct. 28, is an incredible show in Pasadena called the Art Center Car Classic. It’s a show I’ve done for many years, this time celebrating designers from the college.

Now, you may notice that all SoCal shows seem to surround Malibu. Why is that? Well, it’s just another example of Malibu being the center of car culture in the world. And as self-appointed captain of this ship (no one else wanted the job, as there’s too much to do!), it’s my job to help you guys have fun. So, get out there with your car and play. Live every day as a gift and remember to do what you love and love what you do! Happy October, people!

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