Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase

| Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Unfortunately due to budget constraints, we will not be having the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase this year. Please look forward to our Holiday Pet Parade on December 11th! 

Rev up to the Gaslamp Quarter on the second Saturday of October for the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. This free to view San Diego car show features high-performance, luxury, contemporary, classic, and rare cars and motorcycles along six blocks of 5th Avenue, between G and J Street.

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Think your hot wheels are worthy of winning Best in Class, or even Best of Show in 2016? To showcase your car, you can either register online OR mail in your 2016 entry application and entry fee (cars: $40 by September 23; $50 after | motorcycles: $20 before September 23; $25 after). Entry includes lunch at a participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurant.

Event Schedule

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Joining us as a guest? This family-friendly event is free to view and open to public! Spend a day in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking in the breathtaking views of stunning automobiles along Fifth Avenue while exploring the district’s unique shops and galleries or enjoy a delicious meal on a Gaslamp open-air patio. HELPFUL TIP: Make sure you know the most affordable parking option when visiting the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Visit for suggestions and live updates on parking availability at structures nearby.

Check out our video clips of previews for this year’s Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase by clicking the links below:

  • KUSI Channel 9 with Dave Stall (originally aired Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015)
  • Fox 5 San Diego’s Throttle Thursday (originally aired Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015)
  • NBC 7 San Diego (originally aired Friday, Oct. 9, 2015)


    Winner of People’s Choice:
    #45 Dave & Cindy Keetch and their 1955 Ford Thunderbird

    Winner of Best of Show:
    #9 David Young and his 1954 Bentley MK IV Sedanca

    Best in Class for American Legends
    First Place: #51 Sam & Donna Rindskopf and their 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
    Second Place: #37 Bruce Browne and his 1959 Buick LeSabre
    Third Place: #36 Emory Bishop and his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

    Best in Class for CCCA
    First Place: #57 Ferol Henkels and his 1937 Buick 41 Special Sedan

    Best in Class for Detroit Muscle
    First Place: #67 Ray Garner and his 1968 Dodge Charger
    Second Place: #59 Craig & Lisa Andrews and their 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Original Wile E. Coyote Gasser
    Third Place: #79 Richard Williamson and his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

    Best in Class for European Exotics
    First Place: #2 Robert Funari and his 2015 McLaren 650S Spider
    Second Place: #1 Gil Baca and his 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Third Place: #5 Lawrence Sher and his 2014 Lotus Evora S

    Best in Class for European Luxury:
    First Place: #9 David Young and his 1954 Bentley MK IV Sedanca
    Second Place: # 6 Diana & Brian Kruse and their 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
    Third Place: $7 Mel Kuhnel & his 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220-A

    Best in Class for Italian Exotics:
    First Place: #16 M. Gene Ondrusek and 1975 Lamborghini Urraco
    Second Place: #11 George Bagdasarian and his 1973 DeTomaso Pantera
    Third Place: #14 Mark Kramer and his 2009 Ferrari California

    Best in Class for the La Jolla Concours D’Elegance and Motor Car Classic at the Concours:
    First Place: #139 Paul Emple and his 1930 Isotta Fraschini Restored by Alan Taylor
    Second Place: #17 Frank Chirat and his 1968 Shelby GT500 Cobra
    Third Place: #23 Brian Hermansader and his 1953 Cadillac Series 62

    Best in Class for the Mopar Club of San Diego:
    First Place: #101 Joe Ventura and his 1959 Chrysler 300E
    Second Place: #94 Dana Hinkle and his 1969 Custom Dodge Charger
    Third Place: #109 Brian Harding and his 1970 Plymouth Superbird

    Best in Class for Motorcycle/Scooter:
    First Place: #124 Sean Ashcraft and his 1965 Vespa VBC Super 150

    Best in Class for the SoCal Prowlers:
    First Place: #75 Mike Rakosky and his 2001 Plymouth Prowler
    Second Place: #62 Dave & Laura Bruns and their 1999 Plymouth Prowler
    Third Place: #76 Ken Romain and his 2001 Chrysler Prowler

    Best in Class for Special Interest:
    First Place: #114 Larry Henderson and his 1951 Kaiser Henry J
    Second Place: #110 Ken Baldwin and his 1966 Cord 8/10 Sportsman
    Third Place: #119 Swede Renberg and his 1956 Ford F100 Truck

    Additional Info

    Sponsorship Package
    GQA Member Opportunities
    2015 Photo Gallery