The car show is open to all makes and models of 1990 and earlier Stock or Modified Classic cars, trucks, Hot Rods, Sports cars, Motorcycles, and Special Interest vehicles

Event Information

The “Solvang Fall Classic Car Show” was held Saturday, October 9th in down town Solvang under beautiful clear skies, and  pleasant temperatures. The event, put on by the Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show organization, brought in over 200 participants showing off their prized pre-1990 vehicles and thousands of spectators attended the “free to the public” event. All proceeds for this event will benefit three local charities; The Rona Barrett Foundation “Golden Village Inn”, The Vikings Charities Inc. “Vikings Kids Christmas”, and the Santa Ynez Valley based “Veggie Rescue Program”. Eight “Special Awards” and eleven “Sponsors Choice” awards were presented to participant vehicles at the end of the event. Other activities going on during the event included vendors, a DJ playing classic 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music throughout the day, two separate “Poker Walks” were held with prize baskets containing items or gift certificates donated from the local merchants participating in each poker walk.  A “Silent Auction” was also held with dozens of items donated by sponsors, merchants, event supporters, and the Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show Organization members.  The items were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The Rona Barrett Foundation “Golden Village Inn” charity ran a 50/50 raffle during the day with 50% of the money collected going to the charity and the other 50% going to one lucky winning ticket holder. The event was a great success and the net proceeds from the event will be presented to the Charites at a special “Charity Check Presentation” in the next couple of weeks.

This event replaced the 2020 16th Annual Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show that had to be postponed, for the second time, earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show Organization would like to thank the City of Solvang, all of this year’s many sponsors, supporters, and participants for making this “Special Event” as successful as it was.


Public Health Mandates

For the safety of our participants, event personnel, and spectators, the Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Organization adhered to all local public health mandates and encouraged participants and spectators at our event to be vaccinated or follow all current Solvang City “COVID-19 Mask” requirements.

Keep on Cruisin’.

Stay well and safe,
Bob Stokes
President, Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show Organization

2019 Wheels ‘N Windmills Car Show

The Wheels ‘N Windmills Car Show donated more than $375,000 to local and national charities since 2005.

Photo Gallery – Updated for the 2019 Show!

Award Winners – Updated for the 2019 Show!

Charity – Car Show Gives Back to Community
See where the your donations were used – Click here to view.

V-8 Engine Raffle Winner
V-8 Engine Raffle – Click here to view.

Car Show Sponsors

Special thanks to the D’Augustine Foundation for their generous donation to our charities and continued support of our event