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Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase

October 11, 2015 | Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Rev up to the Gaslamp Quarter on the second Sunday of October for the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. This free to view San Diego car show features more than 150 high-performance, luxury, contemporary, classic, and rare cars and motorcycles along six blocks of 5th Avenue, between E and K Street. Think your hot wheels are worthy of winning Best in Class, or even Best of Show in 2015? To showcase your car, you can either register online OR mail in your 2015 entry application and entry fee (cars: $40 by September 25; $50 after | motorcycles: $20 before September 25; $25 after). Entry includes lunch at a participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurant.

Enter Today! Download the 2015 Entry Form Here

Event Schedule

  • 11:00AM: Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase (FAAS) Open to the Public
  • 11:00AM – 2:00PM: car2go Park2Win Challenge | At 5th Ave. & K St. Test your parking skills and enter for a chance to win an iPad mini courtesy of car2go San Diego
  • 2:00PM: People’s Choice Ballots | Due at FAAS Info Booth at 5th Ave. & Market St. Place your vote for your favorite car/motorcycle in the entire show!
  • 3:30PM: FAAS Awards Presentation | Hosted at Henry’s Pub (618 Fifth Ave.) Announcing the winners of the car2go Park2Win Challenge, People’s Choice, and Best of Show Awards
  • 4:00PM: FAAS “Rev Up & Roll Out” Watch as FAAS cars and motorcycles rev up and “roll out of the Gaslamp Quarter along Fifth Avenue

Joining us as a guest? This family-friendly event is free to view and open to public! Spend a day in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking in the breathtaking views of stunning automobiles along Fifth Avenue while exploring the district’s unique shops and galleries or enjoy a delicious meal on a Gaslamp open-air patio. HELPFUL TIP: Make sure you know the most affordable parking option when visiting the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Visit ParkItDTSD.com for suggestions and live updates on parking availability at structures nearby.

Check out our video clips of previews for this year’s Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase by clicking the links below:


Winner of People’s Choice:
David Baker and his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Winner of Best of Show:
Karen and Mario Eade and their 1956 Mercury Montclair SC

Best in Class (Ferrari Owners Club San Diego Region & Italian Exotics):
First Place: John Holodnik and Vivian Woo and their 1957 Lotus Eleven Tribute
Second Place: Bob Gunthorp and his 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Long
Third Place: JJ Rowley and his 1967 NSU TT

Best in Class (La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, Ferrari Owners Club – San Diego Region, and Model A Restorers Club of San Diego):
First Place: Paul Emple and his 1934 Packard
Second Place: Bud Swartwood and his 1929 Ford Model A
Third Place: Keith Wahl and his 1963 Studebaker Avanti

Best in Class (American Legends & CCCA):
First Place: Karen and Mario Eade and their 1956 Mercury Montclair SC
Second Place: Russell and Peggy Sue Stern and their 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyliner
Third Place: Brian Hermansader and his 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville

Best in Class (Detroit Muscle, SoCal Prowlers, and Prowlers):
First Place: Allan Boxler and his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Second Place: Michael O’Donnell and his 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt
Third Place: Craig and Lisa Andrews and their 1997 Dodge Viper GTS

Best in Class (Mopar Club of San Diego):
First Place: Ron Mintle and his 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible
Second Place: Jeff and Julie Walker and their 1968 Plymouth GTX
Third Place: George Bittle and his 1965 Dodge A100 Pick Up

Best in Class (Special Interest):
First Place: Robert Wagner and his 1949 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine
Second Place: Bob Schwartz and his 2006 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper
Third Place: Robert Richards and his 1939 Chevrolet Coupe

Additional Info

Sponsorship Package
GQA Member Opportunities
Photo Gallery