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Pacific Coast Dream Machines

  • Half Moon Airport 9850 Cabrillo Highway Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019 United States (map)

Half Moon Bay California's Festival of Magnificent Machines Marks 28th Year

  • Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 29, 2018 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 Headline The Coolest Show on Earth
  • Freestyle Motocross Stunt Shows, Monster Truck Rides, Unimotorcycle Drag Racing and Spectacular Skydiving Return
  • Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest, a Mass Firing-Up of the Engines Debuts!


There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, maker fairs, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay California’s remarkable, one and only Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show –– marking its 28th year in 2018 with a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style.

It's quite simply the “Coolest Show on Earth”. This year’s spectacular 28th annual show will be held on Sunday, April 29, 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.

It's 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 buses, 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.


Among the special attractions this year are the debut of Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – 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 from the C-47 Skytrain with military style jumps by the experts at Precision Skydiving (11am), electrifying 4-rider freestyle motocross stunt shows(11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm), a special display of legendary builder Jack Costella’s Nebulous Theorem streamliners that have set more than 100 land speed records, side-by-side unimotorcycle drag racingmonster truck rideshelicopter 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.


Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display –– headlined by legendary vintage warbirds like the B-25 Bomber and C-47 Skytrain 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 and vintage bi-planes.


The "DRIVE Magazine Dream Machine of the Year” returns with editors from Beckett Media’s DRIVE Magazine 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).


The attractions for youngsters are awesome and endless in the Super Duper Kidz Funzone: an ultra-thrilling zip line, Zorbs – the Human Hamster Ball race track, bungee jump, rock climbing wall, face painting, wild and wacky waterballerz, and a remote-controlled NASCAR race track.


There will be plenty of delectable food and delicious coastal-infused drink with custom cocktails and beer just for the show – Bloody Mary’s and Coastal Cosmos from Half Moon Bay Distillery and Classic Motorhead Ale from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company plus tasty varietals from Half Moon Bay’s Barterra Winery and craft cocktails from Longboard Margarita Bar.


The sensational all-day music lineup for 2018 is yet to be announced. 

Earlier Event: April 29
Sturgeon’s Mill
Later Event: April 29
Pixie Park Spring Fair