It wasn’t that long ago, August of 2015 to be exact, that we covered the very first car show hosted by United Pacific at their headquarters in Long Beach, California. Located near the historic Long Beach Airport, which makes for some great photographs for those shutter bugs that attend the show.
From that first show we remember the sights and sounds that permeated the parking lot where all the beautiful rods, bombs, bikes, trikes, gassers, kustoms, and big rigs were strategically placed. No one knew if there would be a second show or even how popular the event would be. As things turned out, a pinup contest was added the second year of the event and things got even more interesting.
Local car clubs show up in full glory, and the truck community gather to pay respects to the company that supports these niche segments of the automotive industry. On September 23, 2017, United Pacific Industries will host the third edition of their annual Rigs and Rods car show. As the previous years, the location will be at the company’s headquarters located at 3788 East Conant Street in Long Beach.
Live bands will perform on two different stages, and attendees can enjoy food trucks as well as a full bar. Classic cars and trucks will be displayed, and a Kids Pavilion will be available for children. An award ceremony to announce the winners of the Best of Show, Best of 1932, Best of Ford, Best of Chevy and Best of Rigs categories will take place at the event.
This event is open to all domestic and foreign cars, and event planners will have more than 100 vehicles on display. More than 100 cars have already been pre-registered with some 200 total vehicles anticipated. Approximately 20 Big Rigs sponsored by Zephyr Detailing Products will also be on display.
Performing on the Main Stage will be American rock band Straight Shooter from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45. Next up is the 40’s and 50’s jazz band Sylvia Rodriguez and Her Rhythm Boys from 10:15 until 11. Listen takes the stage next, playing the top hits of the 60’s and 70’s, from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m. with Chicago Tribute Experience playing hits from the band Chicago from 1 until 1:45. The main stage wraps up with Hollywood Blondie playing Blondie hits from 2:15 until 3 p.m.
On the Wild Stage, bands from Wild Records recording label will perform. DJ Reb will perform from 11:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. and again from 1:15 until 1:45. Giselle will perform from 1:45 until 2:45. A to be announced artist will perform from 12:15 until 1:15.
The Long Beach Boys and Girls Club will be hosting the Kids’ Pavilion. Radio station 93.1 JACK FM will be onsite providing some coverage and Jesse Castillo from Lordz of Kustomz will be at the event as well.
Local food trucks will including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Greasy Weiner, Slammin’ Sliders, Mangiaristorante Food Truck, Vivace, LA Donut and Robert Earl’s BBQ will be on-site with food available for purchase throughout the duration of the event. The event will also have two barbers on-site: Hawleywood’s Long Beach and Deluxe Parlor.
Admission is free to spectators. The cost to enter a vehicle is $35 per vehicle, and cars can be registered at http://www.upicarshow.com. For more information call 866.327.5288 or visit www.uapac.com.