17th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show

The 17th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show will feature an estimated 400+ vintage and classic cars displayed along 10-12 blocks of city streets. The event is FREE & open to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors to this street festival in Historic Uptown Whittier. In addition to the beautiful cars, visitors can plan to view the incredible Military Vehicle Display with over 20 vintage jeeps, trucks, and other specialty vehicles, enjoy several live bands on two stages plus DJs, vendors, festival snacks, and a Kid’s Zone with rides and activities. Contests for Calendar Girl, Little Miss Vintage, and Young Gents.

This year there will be loads of fun activities for the entire family.

  • Live music all day on our main stage will feature rock, blues, and jazz.
  • Military vehicle display and veterans information area.
  • Kids will enjoy powered mini ride-on cars.
  • Grab a great snack from one of the festival food vendors.
  • Calendar Girl Contest – compete for a chance to appear on the cover of our 2018 Car Show Calendar.
  • Little Miss Vintage Classic Contest for your favorite little girl.
  • Young Gents Classic Contest for your favorite little boy.
  • Performance by Memories Swing Dance Team.
  • Sport your best 50’s style rockabilly outfit and get in the vintage classic spirit. 


You can still register in person at our office at 6717 Bright Avenue, between Philadelphia & Bailey Street through Friday morning.  Or you can drive up and pay at the gate. Same Day registration is at Penn & Comstock.


Open to all Cars – All Makes, Models, & Years

Antique Pre-1930 | Classic Cars Pre-1985
Hot-Rod | Sports | Muscle
Cruiser | LowRider
Truck | Van
New! | Exotic | Custom Stock
Car Placement begins at 7am | Drive Ups – 7am
Entrance is at Penn & Comstock Ave. Fee is $35.00
All cars judged for Trophies and Awards

To apply in person, download & complete form, and stop by our office at 6717 Bright Ave Whittier CA 90601. Our office is open 9 am – 7 pm.

Vendors, advertisers, and food vendors are invited to participate in this outdoor event that regularly attracts over 10,000 visitors. Spaces regularly sell-out so apply early for best location. Use the buttons below to open an application. For more information, contact the Whittier Uptown Association at info@whittieruptown.org or 562-696-2662.

Car Registration Form (PDF) 
Vendor Ad Application (PDF) 
Food Vendor Application (PDF) 
Business License Form (PDF) 
Vendor Payment Page 

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Whittier Uptown Association office at (562) 696-2662 or email: info@whittieruptown.org

Early-Bird Registration

Registration before May 27, 2017
Includes 2017 Car Show T-Shirt and Dash Plaque.


NOTICE: The Whittier Uptown Association and the Promoter reserve the right to restrict participants to acceptable behavior during any and all activities during the show. No Excessive speed or burnouts allowed. No open container alcohol on the street allowed. If for any reason a participant of their vehicle, appearance or conduct is deemed objectionable, the participant will be subject to removal. This includes person, things, conduct, printed matter, or any acts or items considered objectionable.

Registration Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. No Refunds, No Rain-Checks, No Exceptions.

An acceptance letter with map and instructions will be mailed to you.