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Woodies at the Beach

  • Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Dr Santa Barbara, CA, 93109 United States (map)

Enjoy a beautiful collection of incredible woodies displayed on the grassy knoll of Santa Barbara City College overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. There is even special parking for other cars of special interest (no modern vehicles, please). 

The 2015 show activities will be held August 14-15. Friday night, August 14, will start out with no-host Welcome Party at Cody’s – a great locally owned restaurant featuring a full bar and a very reasonable and varied menu - located at 4898 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, phone 805-683-5141. Last year we had over 100 people in attendance, and lots of woodies. Preferred parking for all cars of interest. 

This event is a free to all – participants and spectators as well. However you can help us support local charities – Santa Barbara City College’s Auto Technology Program, the Santa Barbara Food Bank, World Dance for Humanity and Unity Shoppe; the largest charity organization on the Central Coast - by buying event memorabilia, raffle tickets and participating in our outstanding silent auction.

Great music, raffle items galore including a surfboard, a superb silent auction, a gorgeous venue overlooking the ocean - bring a picnic - and good company, what more could you want? Santa Barbara accommodations fill up quickly, so book them early. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

Benefiting: Santa Barbara City College – Perpetual scholarship for the Automotive Technology Department, Santa Barbara Food Bank, Unity Shoppe – oldest and largest charity in Santa Barbara, World Dance for Humanity and National Woodie Club Scholarship Fund.

Contact Ken Gilmour at: 818-943-0242 via phone or email at

Earlier Event: August 15
Butch Gardner Save Our Cars show
Later Event: August 16
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