Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities
* Compiled by Joan Denver. Readers are advised to call ahead to verify events and times, which are subject to change. Send listings to Miss Information's Automotive Calendar of Events, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 375, Long Beach, CA 90803. To fax listings: (714) 761-3500. To subscribe: (714) 229-9100.
Fullerton. Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival: "The Art and Romance of the Automobile." Events include film festival, Thursday and Friday; rod and custom car show, no admission fee, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; concours d'elegance, $8 admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave. (714) 738-6595.
Redondo Beach. Cruise at the Beach, open to pre-1976 street rods, muscle cars and other classic American vehicles. Ruby's Diner, 245 N. Harbor Drive. 6 to 9 p.m. (310) 318-9506; http://www.cruiseatthebeach.com.
Alhambra. Annual Street Machine Showoff car show, sponsored by downtown merchants association. Open to all vehicles. On Main Street, between 2nd and 5th streets. No admission charge. (626) 286-6921.
Long Beach. All Toyotafest 2001, classic Toyota car show, presented by Toyota Owners and Restorers Club. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, main parking lot. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also Sunday: Toyota caravan to Point Fermin Lighthouse and Park, meet at Queen Mary. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (760) 753-8022.
Newport Beach: Annual Classic Mercedes-Benz Exhibition. Fund-raiser for Crittenden Services for Families and Children. More than 100 classic and contemporary Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Through Sunday at Fashion Island center. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Pacific Coast Highway between Jamboree Road and MacArthur Boulevard. (949) 721-2000.
San Pedro. LA Wood, classic woodie show to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro. Admission free. More than 100 1920s-'40s woodies expected. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cabrillo Marina Hotel, 2800 Via Cabrilo Marina. (310) 548-1946
Carson. Cadillac-LaSalle Club National Regional Meet. More than 60 vintage Cadillacs. 9 a.m. to noon, Crystal Park Casino Hotel, 123 E. Artesia Blvd. Free admission. (626) 445-1618.
Garden Grove. Fifties Fun Car Show. Pre-1975 domestic cars and trucks. Food, music. No admission. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on historic Main Street. (714) 964-6150
Pacific Palisades. Annual Pacific Palisades Auto Show. Hot rods, customs, woodies, muscle cars. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pacific Palisades Village, 15300 Sunset Blvd., no admission. (310) 459-7963.