Please note this information is from the 2018 event although the dates are correct for 2019.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2019 event.

About the Event

Half Moon Bay California's Festival of Magnificent Machines Marks 29th Year

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Returns Sunday, April 28, 2019 to Half Moon Bay Airport
A Benefit for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center
World-Class Tricked-Out Cars and Trucks, Fantastic Flying Machines, Custom Motorcycles, Quirky Contraptions, Warbird Flyovers, Dream Machine of the Year Award, Freestyle Motocross Stunt Shows, Monster Truck Rides, Unimotorcycle Drag Racing, Spectacular Skydiving, Plus Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest, a Mass Firing-Up of the Engines, Headline The Coolest Show on Earth


Roadster on display at Pacific Coast Dream Machines car and air show

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 29th year in 2019 with a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style. It's quite simply the “Coolest Show on Earth”. This year’s spectacular show will be held on Sunday, April 28, 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.

“We’re proud to say 2019 will mark our 29th annual Dream Machines Show,” said event Chairman Chad Hooker. "This year's show promises to be more spectacular and fascinating than ever and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over to our beautiful Half Moon Bay area for what has grown into one of Northern California's most unique and beloved events."

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 busses, 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.


cacklefestAmong the special attractions this year are Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest (to honor the show founder) – 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 with military style jumps from a Russian Antonov bi-plane by the experts at Precision Skydiving (11am), electrifying 4-rider freestyle motocross stunt shows (11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s special vintage Top Fuel dragster exhibit that will cackle on nitromethane, side-by-side unimotorcycle drag racingmonster truck rides, helicopter 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.


Wild Bill Cushman Truckster lgIt'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.


Lantz with his Polish Air Wolf lg

Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display –– headlined by legendary vintage warbirds like the DC-3 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, vintage bi-planes and a DC-3.

2015 Drive Magazine Dream Machine of the Year AwardDREAM MACHINE OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Dream Machine of the Year Award Presented by the Car Guy Channel and Mike & Susan Hennessy returns with expert judges 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 bungee jump, rock climbing wall, wild and wacky waterballerz, the Toxic Rush giant 22’ climb and slide obstacle course, Voltage Dome inflatable arena with inverted floor for added bounce plus super cool face painting, body art, glitter tattoos, and a remote-controlled NASCAR race track. 

music stage closeup 2016SMASHING ENTERTAINMENT

There will be a stellar lineup of live music all-day. The entertainment lineup for 2019 is yet to be announced. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to hear! Special thanks to music organizer Grant Walters for his longtime support.


There will be plenty of plenty of fabulous 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, Classic Motorhead Ale and Kolsch from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, tasty varietals from Half Moon Bay’s Barterra Winery and craft cocktails from Longboard Margarita Bar.


Inventor/mad scientists and husband/wife team Paul and Debbie Supp spent countless hours of design and collaboration with world-class engineers to bring you the ultimate photo booth experience. “Dolores” is a work of art on wheels; she is a fully automated mobile photo booth that allows you the unique opportunity to take a step back in time while enjoying technological advances of today. Complete with a fully functional smoke stack and custom designed interior, Dolores takes professional quality photos that are printed instantly for you to hold as keepsake for years to come. Digital photos are also available.


The Half Moon Bay Pilots Association Saturday Hangar Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 27 at the Andreini family hangar at Half Moon Bay Airport. Preview some of the historic aircraft and custom cars that will be displayed at the show and enjoy a festive barbecue tri-tip dinner party. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the door which open at 5:30 pm. Parking is on the airport field – enter off Capistrano Road.


Download the free Dream Machines mobile app developed by Half Moon Bay’s Phondini Partners. This fantastic app is designed to enhance the event experience for users by providing everything from a fact sheet with key details, information on special attractions, a detailed site map keyed to specific attractions, event and entertainment schedule, door-to-door directions, push messaging alerts, social media integration, and visitor information via a full-function version of Phondini's iCoastside app. The app, scheduled to be available in mid April, is available for the Apple and Android markets.

Jeeps on display


To show a car, truck, motorcycle, aircraft or other machine, the registration fee is $40 ($50 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a dash plaque and admission for two people.



Spectator admission is $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) for adults (age 18-64), $15 in advance ($20 at the gate) for ages 11-17 and 65+, Free for kids age 10 and under (with paying adult).



Parking at the event is included in the admission price. There is a designated area for bicycle parking at the south end of the airport at the Mezza Luna gate. Click here for the event map.


There will be specially marked handicapped parking on the airport grounds. Attendants will be on-site to direct you. Click here for the event map.


First aid and lost and found is located at the Information Booth – please refer to the event site map. Click here for the event map.


A special shuttle bus is available to shuttle visitors from the auto display areas at the central/south end of the airport to the aircraft display area at the north end. Click here for the event map.


Please be considerate. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home. Large crowds and noise make it a very stressful and dangerous environment for pets.

food and music hub


The show is open to the public on Sunday, April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. Gates open at 6:30 for those that have registered their machine or plan to register the day of show.


Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay CA 94019 – located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. Get directions.


The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. Thanks in part to fund-raising support from Dream Machines, the sparkling new Coastside Adult Community Center opened in 2014. Drop by their facility at 925 Main Street in Half Moon Bay.


For event information, call the info-line at 650-726-2328, “Like” our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines

The Coolest Show on Earth
April 28, 2019 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport