HALF MOON BAY CALIFORNIA'S FESTIVAL OF MAGNIFICENT MACHINES MARKS 29TH YEAR
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 28, 2019 to Half Moon Bay Airport
World-Class Tricked-Out Cars and Trucks, Fantastic Flying Machines, Custom Motorcycles,
Quirky Contraptions, Warbird Flyovers, Dream Machine of the Year Award
Monster Truck Rides, Unimotorcycle Drag Racing, Spectacular Skydiving,
A Benefit for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center
It's quite simply the “Coolest Show on Earth”. This year’s spectacular 29th annual show will be held on Sunday, April 28, a one-day mega-show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque seaside town of Half Moon Bay, CA about 20 miles south of San Francisco.
The show is 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.
•Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10am,12pm, 2pm).
•Inspiring flyovers by some of our nation’s most storied military aircraft.
•Magnificent military aircraft including a DC-3, P-51 Mustangs, YAK Russian fighters and an impressive array of L-39, T-6 and T-28 military fighters and trainers.
•U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin rescue helicopter and C-27 fixed wing aircraft.
•An array of nostalgia dragsters to honor the former Half Moon Bay Drag Strip.
•“Mustang Madness”, a spectacular display of America’s Premier World War II Fighter.
•Ultra thrilling rides in helicopters, vintage bi-planes, a DC-3 plus heart-pounding monster truck rides.
•Refurbished fly-wheel engines from the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association and meticulously restored logging equipment and artifacts from Willits CA-based Roots of Motive Power.
•Uniquely wild and crazy, side-by-side, single-wheel unimotorcycle drag racing.
Among the special attractions this year are Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest (to honor the show founder) – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines of all the magnificent machines on display (10am,12pm, 2pm), spine-tingling vintage warbird flyovers (11am and 1pm), spectacular skydiving performances with military style jumps by the experts at Precision Skydiving, electrifying 4-rider freestyle motocross stunt shows with exciting Quad Wars wheel to wheel racing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s special vintage Top Fuel dragster exhibit that will cackle on nitromethane, Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association’s special exhibit of competition-ready mini race cars, side-by-side unimotorcycle drag racing, monster truck rides, helicopter and plane rides, plus refurbished fly-wheel engines from the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association and meticulously restored logging equipment and artifacts from Willits CA-based Roots of Motive Power.
It's one of the west coast's biggest, baddest gatherings of the world's coolest cars. 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.
FANTASTIC FLYING MACHINES
Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display –– headlined by legendary vintage warbirds like the DC-3 plus stylish homebuilts, classics from the ‘40s and ‘50s, sport and ultralight aircraft. Inspiring flyovers by some of our nation’s most storied military aircraft promise to be a fan favorite – all flown in memory of the late Eddie Andreini Sr., world-renown aerobatics pilot, founding Dream Machines contributor and pillar in the Half Moon Bay community. Plus there's P-51 “Mustang Madness” –– a spectacular display of America’s premier World War II fighter along with YAK Russian fighters and an impressive array of L-39, T-6 and T-28 military fighters and trainers. Thrilling rides will be offered in helicopters, vintage bi-planes and a DC-3.
DREAM MACHINE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Dream Machine of the Year Award Presented by the Car Guy Channel and Mike & Susan Hennessy returns with expert judges on hand to select a winner from the thousands of magnificent machines on display. A special trophy will be awarded at a recognition ceremony during the show (3pm at the music stage).
SUPER DUPER KIDZ FUNZONE
The attractions for youngsters are awesome and endless in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone: an ultra-thrilling bungee jump, rock climbing wall, wild and wacky waterballerz, the Toxic Rush giant 22’ climb and slide obstacle course, Voltage Dome inflatable arena with inverted floor for added bounce plus super cool face painting, body art and glitter tattoos.
There will be plenty of delectable food and delicious coastal-infused drink with custom cocktails and beer just for the show – Coastal Cosmos and Bloody Mary’s from Half Moon Bay Distillery, Classic Motorhead Ale and Kolsch from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company plus tasty varietals from Half Moon Bay’s Barterra Winery and signature craft cocktails from Longboard Margarita Bar.
SATURDAY HANGAR DINNER
The Half Moon Bay Pilots Association Saturday Hangar Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Andreini family hangar at Half Moon Bay Airport. Preview some of the historic aircraft and custom cars that will be displayed at the Dream Machines Show and enjoy a festive barbecue tri-tip dinner party. Tickets are $30 per person, available at the door which open at 5:30 pm. Parking is on the airport field – enter off Capistrano Road.
Download the free Dream Machines mobile app developed by Half Moon Bay’s Phondini Partners. This fantastic app is designed to enhance the event experience for users by providing everything from a fact sheet with key details, information on special attractions, a detailed site map keyed to specific attractions, event and entertainment schedule, door-to-door directions, push messaging alerts, social media integration, and visitor information via a full-function version of Phondini's iCoastside app. The app, scheduled to be available in mid April, is available for the Apple and Android markets.
REGISTER YOUR MACHINE
To show a car, truck, motorcycle, aircraft or other machine, the registration fee is $40 ($50 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a dash plaque and admission for two people. Register online at http://dreammachines.
Spectator admission is $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) for adults (age 18-64), $15 in advance ($20 at the gate) for ages 11-17 and 65+, Free for kids age 10 and under (with paying adult). Purchase tickets online at http://dreammachines.
Parking at the event is included in the admission price. There is a designated area for bicycle parking at the south end of the airport at the Mezza Luna gate.
There will be specially marked accessible parking on the airport grounds. Attendants will be on-site to direct you.
FIRST AID/LOST & FOUND
First aid and lost and found is located at the Information Booth – please refer to the event site map.
A special shuttle bus is available to shuttle visitors from the auto display areas at the central/south end of the airport to the aircraft display area at the north end.
NO PETS, PLEASE
Please be considerate. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home. Large crowds and noise make it a very stressful and dangerous environment for pets.
The show is open to the public on Sunday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. Gates open at 6:30 for those that have registered their machine or plan to register the day of show.
Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay CA 94019 – located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92.
The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. Thanks in part to fund-raising support from Dream Machines, the sparkling new Coastside Adult Community Center opened in 2014. Drop by their fabulous facility at 925 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
For event information, call the info-line at 650-726-2328 or visit the website www.miramarevents.com/