Dream Machines at Half Moon Bay


nothing like the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — Half
Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and
style. 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 buses, 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.

 The 19th
annual show takes place on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque
seaside town of Half Moon Bay about 20 miles south of San
Francisco. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health

Headline attractions include one-of-a-lifetime rides on the world’s
largest Zeppelin Airship “Eureka”, a super-gnarly Monster Truck
freestyle exhibition with Tony Canedo’s “Play’n For Keeps”
crushing cars, doing jumps, catching massive air and making big noise

A special “Green Machines” display of advanced
technology/alternative fuel vehicles; the Blastolene Brothers extreme,
mega-modified machines; ace aerobatics pilot Eddie Andreini doing
fly-overs in his YAK-9 Russian fighter jet; “World Record
Wonderland” featuring current and former land speed record holders
including the lightning fast, super sleek BuddFab motorcycle
streamliner and the legendary Jack Costella’s series of Nebulous
Theorem Bonneville streamliners; and a special display celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the former Half Moon Bay Drag Strip featuring a
replica of the late Jim McLennan’s Champion Speed Shop world record
slingshot dragster and rare photos with appearances by his son, Bob
McLennan, and Andy “The Rodfather” Brizio, the original starter at
the Drag Strip which started 50 years ago, in 1959, at Half Moon Bay

Proud owners show up in cars that come in all shapes, colors and
sizes. 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

Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected
to be on display — stylish homebuilts, classics from the 40’s and
50’s, exceptional vintage warbirds, and sport and ultralight aircraft.
See a spectacular display of meticulously restored military marvels
including the Southern California Commemorative Air Force’s Japanese
A6M Zero fighter and Grumman F6-F Hellcat along with an impressive
array of  P-51 Mustangs, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk, Hawker Seafury
British Fighter, T-33, T-6 and T-28 military trainers, and YAK-9
Russian fighters. Many will be doing spine-tingling fly-overs during
the show.

Thrilling rides will be offered in everything from
helicopters and vintage bi-planes to the Zeppelin Airship and a T-6
military training jet — rides range from $40-$300.

The most curious and fascinating displays are the large and small
engines collected and refurbished by members of the Early Days Gas
Engine & Tractor Association. Their amazing array of flywheel
engines are enough to power antique washing machines, lawn mowers, and
an entire a Lilliputian factory.

On the larger side are several pieces
from Roots of Motive Power’s collection of restored logging equipment
like spool donkeys and Buffalo Springfield steamrollers.

Rounding out the activities will be radical
Unicycle Dirt Drag Racing, amusements for kids, food, and live music
headlined by the “King of Dieselbilly” Bill Kirchen.

admission is $20 for adults, $10 for age 11-17 and 65+, and free for
kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. Half
Moon Bay Airport (9850 N. Cabrillo Highway) is located on Highway 1,
about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway

 For information, call 650-726-2328 or check out

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