Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
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Irwindale Speedway 
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706

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Fabulous Fords Forever! - April 21, 2024


Presented by the Ford Car Club Council and Ford Motor Company, the show celebrates ALL Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles, from 1903 to current models.

The 38th Annual Fabulous Fords Forever car show will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2024 and will be held at Irwindale Speedway.  Show times will be from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Spector fee will be:  Adults (13+) - $20 - Children (12-under) - FREE

Come celebrate 121 years of the Ford Motor Company and 38 years of Fabulous Fords Forever!  Our special display this year will honor 85 years of the Mercury, 65 years of the Ford Galaxie, and of course, the 60th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang.  We will also be celebrating 55 years of the Mustang Mach 1, Boss 302 and the Boss 429.

There will be music, interviews, a FABULOUS Ford display, displays from show sponsors, celebrities & more!

To register for the show, please click the button below!


Q:  I've heard there will be no class parking at the show for 2024?  What does that mean?
AWhat that means is, the car show will have three groupings:  Mustangs, Trucks/Broncos/SUV, and All Others.  When you enter, you will be sent to the parking area for one of the groupings, then you will park "first-in" style.  If you want to park with car club members or friends, you will be able to do so, as long as you are in the same grouping and you come in together.  There are no reserved spaces.

Q:  Will there be drag racing at the show?
AYes.  DRAG RACING WILL BE A PART OF FABULOUS FORDS!  We are excited to have this return as a part of our show!  It was very popular last year and there was plenty of racing!

Q:  When do the gates open for show cars to enter?
A The gates will open at 7:00am for vehicles entered in the show and will close promptly at 9:30am

Q:  Will there be day-of-show registration?
AUnfortunately, no.  The show usually sells out well in advance of the deadline, so please register early!

Q:  How much does it cost to register for the Car Show?
A:  Registration is $45 per vehicle.

Q:  How much does it cost to register for Drag Racing?
A:  Registration is $65 per vehicle if you are NOT bringing a trailer.  If you ARE bringing a trailor, then registration will be $85.  Your vehicle will also need to be inspected by the track safety team to ensure it meets the safety requirements of Irwindale Speedway.  Your entry is for your vehicle and driver ONLY.  Any additional members of your team will be considered Spectators and are subject to the $20 Spectator charge.

Q:  Can I enter both the Car Show AND Drag Racing?
A:  No.  You must choose either the Car Show OR Drag Racing.  You cannot do both.

Q:  I have entered my vehicle for the Drag Racing.  Where do I enter at?
A:  Anyone who enters their vehicle for Drag Racing will enter at the East Gate, which is just east from the main entrance.

Q:  Is there any charge for spectators?
AYes.  Adults 13 and over will be $20 to enter, Children 12 and under are FREE.

Q:  Why the change for spectators?
AThat's a tough one.  Due to the change in venue, this was something completely unavoidable, not to mention that other shows of this size also charge for spectator entry.  It was an extremely difficult choice for us to make.

Q:  Do all of the cars in the Car Show Area have to stay in place until 3:00?

AYes.  This is both for the safety of the general public and for the vehicle entered.  There are NO LINEUPS to leave early.  We also strongly discourage people from revving their engines during the show.

Q:  Will vehicles in the Car Show be allowed to put up any pop-up tents, canopies, or umbrellas?
ANo, they may not.  This is due to safety and liability issues that may arise.  There have been many instances in the past where one of these items have toppled and caused damage to a display vehicle.  We do, however, allow hand-held umbrellas.  If the weather is sunny and hot, we advise anyone attending to plan accordingly.

Q:  Can I bring my dog to the show?
AWhile we love our four-legged friends, Irwindale Speedway has a very strict policy prohibiting pets on the premises, however they do allow service animals (note: service animals are not the same as "comfort"  or emotional support animals).  Please be mindful of the weather on the day of the show.  Remember, their paws burn quickly on hot pavement.  Please be considerate of your pets.

Q:  Can we film the show using a drone?
ANo.  Irwindale Speedway has a very strict policy regarding the use of drones on their property.  You can take as many pictures and video as you like with your traditional cameras.

Q:  Will I be able to park together with my car club?

AIf you wish to park with your friends or car club, we recommend that you get in line as a group and enter the show together.  As long as you have the same type of vehicle, you will be able to park together.  There are NO reserved spaces.

Q:  Can I tow my car into the Car Show area?
ANo.  We will not have any additional space available to accommodate a tow vehicle.  Note: this is different than towing your car in and off-loading it, then driving (or pushing it) into the Car Show area.  We will have a designated area for off-loading.

Q:  Where can spectators park?
ASpectators can park at Irwindale Speedway, in the parking lots available.  The attendants will direct you to the spectator parking area.

Q: Will you have parking for vehicle tow trailers?
AYes.  There will be plenty of parking for those participants who wish to tow their vehicles to the show.  As a reminder, NO TOW VEHICLES are allowed in the Show Area.

Q:  How soon can registered show vehicles get in line?
AMany of our volunteers arrive before dawn on show day and have noticed cars beginning to line up.  We recommend arriving as early as you are able to, in order to enter and be parked quickly.

Q:  If I have a question regarding my entry, prior to the day of the show, who would I contact?
A:  You can call our hotline at (626) 209-9138 or send an email to info@fabulousfordsforever.com.  We will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Q:  We plan on bringing the family and staying near the venue.  Is there a hotel discount available?
A:  Yes, we have secured a discount with the Courtyard by Marriott in nearby Monrovia.  Details can be found on our website in the hotel discount page.  This is a really great place to hang out and watch the show cars come in on Saturday!

Q:  I have a really cool display sign that I want to show next to my car.  Will I be able to?
A:  While we think these signs are cool, we do not allow any display signs, mirrors, carpeting, or "For Sale" signs in the show area.  This is to protect your vehicle from damage and prevent any accidents with spectators.