Lions Club’s 35th annual Car Show cruises into Visalia

A row of vintage American cars on display at a classic car show.(thenikonpro on AdobeStock)

Visalia Breakfast Lions Club warms up for downtown car show, showcasing over 350 vehicles and celebrating car enthusiasts with awards and festivities

VISALIA – Local car enthusiasts can soon rev up their engines and roll into downtown as the Visalia Breakfast Lions’ readies to put on its 35th annual Car Show.

The community is preparing for the largest car show yet, according to the Visalia Breakfast Lions Club, drawing both seasoned car aficionados and newer car enthusiasts. The show is set for Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., during which time, Main Street will be transformed into a car enthusiast’s haven.

According to the announcement from the club, there will be over 350 vehicles lining the street from Willis Street to Santa Fe Street and all the streets in between. With classic styles to sleek modern designs, there will be something to capture the imagination of every attendee.

Amidst the unique paintwork of the vehicles, visitors can also indulge in the food and craft vendors lining Main Street at the event.

The winners of the 2024 show will be judged and announced during the event. Each award category is meant to celebrate the passion and dedication of car enthusiasts from the area, with featured categories including: Best of Show Paint, Best of Show Engine, Best of Show Interior, Best of Show Original Appearing, Best of Show Modified and Best of Show Lion’s Choice.

After the winners for 2024 are announced, they will drive from Locust Street and Court Street to the Visalia Break Lions Club booth at 2:30 p.m. for a well-deserved moment in the limelight, where they will receive their prizes and pose for photographs.

For anyone who wants to take part in the event, pre-registration is $40 and ends on May 16 at 5 p.m. To be registered on the day of the event is $45. The check-in for participants is between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Main Street. Those who take part in the show will keep their car in the show until 3 p.m.

For anyone who wants to join in the festivities or is simply looking for further information, they can reach out to 559-697-3820.

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