HALF MOON BAY,
CALIFORNIA - There's nothing quite like the massive Pacific Coast
Dream Machines Show. It's a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and
absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent
driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries.
The world's coolest
cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses,
custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners,
one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors, and historic military
aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays celebrating mechanical
ingenuity, power and style.
To top it off, the
world's most powerful air raid siren will signal the start of this
year's 18th annual show, taking place on Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport. The show benefits the Coastside
Adult Day Health Center in Half Moon Bay.
scheduled to appear include thrilling, high-flying freestyle Motocross
exhibitions by HiRise FMX; military aviation wonders "Heavenly Body" - a
historic B-25 Bomber from World War II, P-51 Mustangs, Hawker Seafury
British Fighter, P-40 "Flying Tiger", and YAK Russian fighters; Max
Loffgren's POW/MIA '55 Chevy dragster, built as a tribute to the 3,500+
American servicemen and women listed of prisoners of war or missing in
action from the Vietnam War; AAA Greenlight Initiative "Green Machines"
display of clean technology/alternative fuel vehicles; Stanford's Solar
Race Car "Equinox"; the Blastolene Brothers extreme, mega-modified
machines; ace aerobatics pilot Eddie Andreini; and
Wonderland" headed by record-setting dragster "The Flying Fortress" -
the world's fastest non-supercharged, front engine slingshot dragster
and the lightning fast, super sleek BuddFab Motorcycle Streamliner.
Proud owners show up in
cars that come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Spectators will get a
rare up-close look at antique horseless carriages and Ford Model T's,
fanciful touring and luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and
street rods, muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race
cars, quirky art and pedal cars, modified street machines with cutting
edge styles, exotic high-performance cars, stylish European cars, ultra
cool low-riders, sporty compacts, modified imports with flashy graphics,
fashionable hip-hop urban show cars, homebuilt kit cars, super-charged
turbo cars and trucks, "green" technology / alternative fuel vehicles,
streamliners, dragsters, funny cars, gassers, and jet cars.
Hundreds of aviation
wonders are expected to be on display - stylish homebuilts, classics
from the 40's and 50's, exceptional vintage warbirds, and sport and
ultralight aircraft. See a spectacular display of meticulously restored
military marvels including the B-25 Bomber, P-51 Mustangs, Hawker
Seafury British Fighter, P-40 "Flying Tiger", T-6 and T-28 military
trainers, YAK Russian fighters, and Hiller Aviation Museum's vintage
DC-3. Helicopter and bi-plane rides will be available for $50 to $100.
The most curious and
fascinating displays are the large and small engines collected and
refurbished by members of the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor
Association. Their amazing array of flywheel engines are enough to power
antique washing machines, lawn mowers, and an entire a Lilliputian
factory. On the larger side are several pieces from Roots of Motive
Power's collection of restored logging equipment, like spool donkeys and
Buffalo Springfield steamrollers.
Rounding out the
activities will be radical Unicycle Dirt Drag Racing, amusements for
kids, food, and live music headlined by Americana legend Bill Kirchen
and Celtic folk band Claddagh.
Spectator admission is
$20 for adults, $10 for age 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and
under. Tickets are available at the gate only. Half Moon Bay Airport is
located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles
north of Highway 92. For information, call 650-726-2328 or check out
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Column Name: The 18th Annual showcase of motorized mechanical marvels
Topic: The 2008 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
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