The Wheels 'N' Windmills

Car Show


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 16th “Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show” will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in downtown Solvang, CA. The car show is open to pre-1990 vehicles. The event is free to the public and all proceeds for this event will benefit local charities. The event format will be very much the same as past Wheels ‘N’ Windmills events.  A Friday Night Barbeque at Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Memorabilia and the “Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame” is also planned. Check out the Bar-B-Que page for more details. 

 Registration for this year’s event is closed.

Please use the “Feedback” link if you have any questions.

The Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show Organization would like to thank the Mayor, City Council, and City planner for the City of Solvang, for continuing to work with us through all of the issues the COVID-19 Pandemic presented over the last two and one half  years. We would also like to thank our previous participants, sponsors, merchants, and supporters for “Hanging in there” through these trying times. With your help and support we will do our best to put on the type of car show we have provided in the past.


Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show Committee 

2022 Wheels-N-Windmills

Public Health Mandates

For the safety of our participants, event personnel, and spectators, the Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Organization will continue to adhere to all local public health mandates and encourage participants and spectators at our event to be vaccinated or follow all current Solvang City “COVID-19” virus preventive 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

C&D Estate & Trust Attorneys
Kenai Drilling LTD.
Family Eye Care
Oren's Automotive

Roger I. Lane, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Lawvex- Lana Clark Schutz

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