The 30th Seal Beach Classic Car Show once again drew the big crowds, who were energized throughout the day in large part by the Seal Beach Lions annual pancake breakfast.
The Car Show is now “Seal Beach’s largest event of the year,” said event chairman Scott Levitt. “20,000 come to the show, many from outside of Seal Beach.”
He also said it’s the nonprofit Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce’s biggest fundraiser, bringing money for yearlong community events. More than 100 volunteers help and sponsors include G&M Oil, Original Parts Group, Russo & Steele and Selman Chevrolet, which is providing a 50th anniversary Chevrolet Camaro to display at Eisenhower Park.This year’s show also included, for the third year, the Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show, with 50 to 75 1979 and older bikes.
For the Lions, who have played a big part in the car show from the beginning, this was actually their 64th Pancake Breakfast. Prior to the car show the Lions — the largest Lions group in North America — ushered in Spring with a pancake breakfast and then a grilled lunch.
This year’s breakfast was held in coordination with Bogart’s Coffee whose owner, JoAnn Adams, a former chair of the Car Show, always helps by sponsoring coffee for the Lions and guests.
- Read more in the Seal Beach Sun.
- Hundreds of Classic Cars to Cruise Seal Beach for 30th Time (Gazettes Newspaper, April 27, 2017)