Adam Carolla Named Grand Marshall of Classic Auto Show

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Third annual auto show to feature exhibits by over 80 SoCal car clubs and collectors, March 16 & 17.

Multi-talented comedian and famous car collector Adam Carolla has been named as grand marshal of the third annual Classic Auto Show, taking place March 16-17 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Southern California.

During his special appearance at the Classic Auto Show, Carolla will treat guests to a display of vehicles from his personal collection, participate in an interview from the show’s celebrity stage, and meet fans.

Motorsports fans, especially those with a passion for the history of drag racing, will be treated to a one-of-a-kind grouping of “cackle” cars from Steve Gibbs and his team at Nitro Revival. On March 16, fans will get to see a live push start a of eight impeccably-restored nitro dragsters, led by the famed “Swamp Rat 3.” Designed, built and originally driven by “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Swamp Rat 3 was among the first chrome moly tubing cars to be developed by “Big Daddy,” the first drag racer to officially surpass quarter-mile marks of 170, 180, 240, 250, and 270 mph. Swamp Rat 3 is currently owned and driven by Sonny Messner of Acton, California.

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“We are so thrilled to add a push start cackle feature to the show,” said Classic Auto Show Senior V.P., Mike Carlucci. “Our new location with outdoor space is one of the reasons we made the decision to move, so we could bring our fans more live experiences.”

From its new location, the third annual Classic Auto Show will feature more than 2,000 vintage vehicles and special displays by 80 Southern California car clubs, collectors, and automotive museums from Ventura to San Diego.

The Classic Auto Show will provide guests with a first-hand look at all types of antiques and pre/post war to the hot rods, muscle cars, lowriders and Japanese imports that personify Southern California’s iconic car culture, the two-day festival will feature an all-new “40 Shades of Green” collection to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. The show will also be highlighted by the popular Grand Boulevard, a stunning display of the finest and rarest classic and historic vehicles from all eras.

Automotive celebrities and dignitaries including Dave Kindig, Wayne Carini, Mark Worman, Mike Finnegan, Bogi Lateiner, and Lyn St. James will make special appearances at the Classic Auto Show’s Celebrity Stage, sharing perspectives, expertise and memories. Presiding over the celebrity stage will be Mark Greene, host of the podcast Cars Yeah.

In addition, a dedicated marketplace with more than 200 exhibitors will offer show-goers a first-hand look at the latest parts, products and services.

For more details and tickets, click here.

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