Q: When do the gates open for show cars to enter?
A: The gates will open at 7:00am for vehicles entered in the show and will close promptly at 10:00am
Q: Where will the show cars enter?
A: The show cars will enter via the north Beach Boulevard entrance, just past the bus stop and Independence Hall. Please DO NOT CUT IN LINE! This will only slow things down and it's not very courteous.
Q: Will there be day-of-show registration?
A: Unfortunately, no. The show has sold out well before the registration deadline in the past. We anticipate a sell-out by the deadline in December, so please register early!
Q: How much does it cost to register?
A: Registration is $45 per vehicle.
Q: Is there any charge for spectators?
A: No. The show has always been FREE to the public!
Q: Do all of the cars have to stay in place until 3:00?
A: Yes. This is both for the safety of the general public and for the vehicle entered. There are NO LINEUPS to leave early. We also strongly discourage people from revving their engines during the show.
Q: Will the show vehicles be allowed to put up any pop-up tents, canopies, or umbrellas?
A: Unfortunately, no they may not. This is due to safety and liability issues that may arise. There have been many instances in the past where one of these items have toppled and caused damage to a display vehicle. We do, however, allow hand-held umbrellas. If the weather is sunny and hot, we advise anyone attending to plan accordingly.
Q: Can I bring my dog to the show?
A: While we love our four-legged friends, Knott's Berry Farm has a very strict policy regarding pets on the premises, however they do allow service animals (note: service animals are not the same as "comfort" animals). Please be mindful of the weather on the day of the show. Remember, their paws burn quickly on hot pavement.
Q: Can we film the show using a drone?
A: Unfortunately, no. Knott's Berry Farm has a very strict policy regarding the use of drones on their property. You can take as many pictures and video as you like with your traditional cameras.
Q: Will I be able to park together with my car club, if we're in the same class?
A: If you wish to park with your friends or car club, we recommend that you get in line as a group and enter the show together. There are NO reserved spaces.
Q: Can I tow my car into the show?
A: No. We will not have any additional space available to accommodate a tow vehicle.
Q: Where can spectators park?
A: Spectators can park at Knott's, in the parking lots available. We are working on additional parking closer to the show area.
Q: Can spectators park outside of Knott's Berry Farm?
A: Spectators may be able to park at locations surrounding the park, however do so at your own risk.
Q: Will you have parking for vehicle tow trailers?
A: Not at the moment. We are currently working on having space reserved for tow vehicles and trailers offsite. When we have more information, we will share it with everyone.
Q: How soon can registered show vehicles get in line?
A: Many of our volunteers arrive before dawn on show day and have noticed cars beginning to line up. We recommend arriving as early as you are able to, in order to enter and be parked in your class quickly.
Q: If I have a question regarding my entry, prior to the day of the show, who would I contact?
Q: We plan on bringing the family and staying near the venue. Is there a hotel discount available?
A: Yes, we have secured a discount with the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. Details can be found on our website in the hotel discount page.
Q: I have a really cool display sign that I want to show next to my car. Will I be able to?
A: While we think these signs are cool, we do not allow any display signs, mirrors, carpeting, or "For Sale" signs in the show area. This is to protect your vehicle from damage and prevent any accidents with spectators.