Saturday, September 4, 2010

Encinitas: Wavecrest Woodie Meet - Colossal Car Show

Woodies everywhere are being dusted off, shined and primed for the Wavecrest Woodie Meet on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Held in the coastal beach city of Encinitas, 15 miles north of San Diego, it’s the largest gathering of wooden-bodied vehicles in the world. Expect to see 250 to 300 wooden cars at this colossal car show.

The automobiles will be displayed at Moonlight State Beach from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., so there’s plenty of time to admire the classic cars, talk to the proud owners and even do some surfing, swimming and barbecuing in the surrounding area. Several trophies will be awarded to Woodie Meet participants, including Best Hot Rod, Best License Plate and Best Sixty Surfer Woodie. For spectators, there will be food, entertainment and a fabulous raffle. Prizes include a custom made surfboard. The event is free.

If you can’t make it to the Wavecrest Woodie Meet on Saturday, you can still catch a glimpse of the cars as they cruise the Coast Highway corridor on Sunday, September 19. The motorcade meets at the Encinitas City Hall at 505 Vulcan Ave. at 8:00 a.m. and will then proceed down Coast Hwy 101.

The Wavecrest Woodie Meet is organized by San Diego Woodies, one of seven National Woodie Club chapters in California.


  1. By 6:00 p.m. Friday night there were already over 200 cars set up! Beautiful evening to cruise around and take pictures without the crowds.