2010 Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Now that we're down to only one big hot rod show on the Peninsula (I know there are dozens of small shows or gatherings but with no SF Rod, Custom, and Motorcycle Show this year... ) it was great once again to get my butt down to the Half Moon Bay Airport for the annual Dream Machines show. The gods smiled on all of us this year - the weather was picture perfect, sunny and nice and warm but not hot.

The airport itself recently had its runways and aprons (?) repaved and widened so although the cars were still spread out the main areas had a higher concentration of cars. The crowd was very large, everyone seemed to be in a good mood, and there was something for everyone - that's the beauty of the Dream Machines.

As you can see from the pictures I've posted (click on "Bruce Hotchkiss' Photos" in the upper right), I'm partial to the more traditional hot rods - coupes and roadsters from the '20s and '30s. The show has a good array of rat rods, muscle cars, lowriders, imports, pickups, and of course the antique tractors, stationary engines, and aircraft.

To top it all off, the proceeds of the event go to the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

There was talk that the promoters should run two shows per year; spring and fall. I don't know if it's doable, after all this is an active airport but I agree once a year just isn't enough.


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