Start your Engines for the Downtown Burbank Car Classic

The Downtown Burbank Car Classic, an exciting showcase for restored and pre-1974 sports cars, exotics and hot rods, will cruise into Downtown Burbank on July 28 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The show will feature hundreds of vintage and renovated vehicles stretched along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue as well as on adjacent streets in Downtown Burbank. Included will be plenty of family entertainment, music and automotive-related vendor-booths.

In tune with Downtown Burbank’s connection with the entertainment industry, vehicles with a “Hollywood” twist will be in the spotlight -- those appearing in film or television, or having a distinguished history of celebrity ownership.

For retro fans, festivities will kick-off the night before with a special preview party, Friday, July 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Participants will join in a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the original Bob’s Big Boy, 4211 West Riverside Drive in Burbank, where the 1950’s are still being celebrated. It’s a chance to bask in the golden rays of a California sunset while enjoying tasty burgers and fries served by authentic car hops. It’s also a great time to meet and greet with fellow automotive enthusiasts, and to admire select vehicles before the following day’s show.

The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is presented by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a not-for-profit organization.

Registration information:

Participation is limited, and cars will be registered on a pre-approved basis. The entry fee is non-refundable and includes vehicle exhibit space, event t-shirt and product gift bag. All spaces will be assigned by the event staff and the event will be held rain or shine. Cars must be pre-registered or before July 20, 2012. Registration fee per vehicle is $30 (early registration) or $50 (after July 9). Special VIP Packages (includes Preview) are $45 (early registration) or $65 (after July 9).  For further information and to register, please visit

For more information, please call 818.238.5180 or visit

Downtown Burbank is an award-winning urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks of retail, office, residential and entertainment destinations.  The District boasts more than 200 shops and 90 restaurants including IKEA, Flappers Comedy Club, The Colony Theatre, RA Organic Spa, AMC 16 Theaters and Burbank Town Center, with movie screens consistently rank in the top five of theatrical circuits nationwide. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5 in Burbank, Calif., and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces.  The District is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.