Since 1987. The Classic is Central California’s finest seaside classic and street rod show. The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach and on the pier. This 3 day event features over 900 show cars, giant Budweiser Beer Garden by the beach, large name manufacturers like Ford, GM, Mothers Polish, Sta-Bil, GEICO and more, over 120 vendors, cruise night Friday and Saturday, local merchant shopping, opening night gala event, live music, celebrity appearances, giant robots, Steak and Lobster Dinner on Saturday, live charity auction, trophy presentation and approx. 175,000 people. The show comes each year on Father's Day weekend. This show is open to all years, makes, models of cars. Over 150 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants. 20 cars are chosen for the “Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class are hand picked and compete for the Platinum Award. This show benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation.