Central Coast car enthusiasts should get ready to start their engines in preparation for the 16th Annual Goleta Fall Classic Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Goleta Lemon Festival at Girsh Park.

A colorful assortment of classic cars, such as ones pictured in teal, orange, yellow and red, will be on display at the Goleta Lemon Festival.
A colorful assortment of old cars, trucks and pickups will be on display at the Goleta Lemon Festival. Credit: Courtesy photo

Presented by Santa Barbara Honda, this year’s event will feature more than 70 entries, including classic cars, trucks and pickups. Visitors can meet the proud vehicle owners and hear the stories behind these nostalgic cars.

Highlighting the event will be the awards ceremony, with categories spanning nearly a century of automotive history, each evaluated by a committee of judges.

Categories are:
1930 to 1939 All makes and models
1940 to 1949 All makes and models
Trucks All models
Tri-5’s ‘55 ‘56 ‘57
Classic Muscle
Modern Muscle
Stock All Models
Modified Models
Special Awards for “Bitchin’ Paint”
And “Best Interior”

The festival is grateful to its many volunteers, ages 14 and up, who spend time planning the festival and helping over the weekend. Applications for volunteers are still being accepted, visit LemonFestival.com for volunteer opportunities.

The Goleta Lemon Festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. For more, visit LemonFestival.com.

Sponsors are:
Presenting Sponsor: Rusty’s Pizza.
Main Squeeze Sponsors: American Riviera Bank, Community West Bank, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil, GoGoleta, MarBorg Industries, Rincon Broadcasting, Santa Barbara Airport, Signature Flight Support, Scale Microgrid Solutions, Spectrum Reach, Visit Santa Barbara.

Lemon Slice Sponsors: BlueStar Parking, Goleta West Sanitary, Ice in Paradise, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Santa Barbara Honda, The Berry Man, Inc.

Lemon Zest Sponsors: American Indian Health Services, American Medical Response, Chevron, Complete Care at Home, Culligan Water, Cumulus Radio Station, EdHat.com, Goleta Sanitary District, Goleta Water District, Good Land Wine Shop & Bar, Hazelwood Allied Moving & Storage, KEYT/KKFX/NEYT, KJEE, KRAZy Country, KSBY, Latitude 34 Technologies, Limoneira, Maravilla Senior Living Community, NatureTrack Film Festival, Noozhawk, Planet Fitness, Polar Seltzer, Por La Mar Nursery, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District, Tammy Dobrotin State Farm, Teledyne FLIR, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, The Towbes Group, UC Santa Barbara, Univision, Ventura Rental Party & Events, Vitalant.

Event Supporters: Anna’s Bakery, Bright Event Rentals, Camino Real Marketplace, Foundation for Girsh Park, Granite Construction, Hollister Brewing Co., homegrown graphics, JANO Printing & Mailworks, Jay Farbman Photography, Lucidity Collaborative Events, M.Special Brewing Co., Pacific Beverage Company, Page Youth Center, Santa Barbara Cider Co., Tri-Valley Trophies & Specialties.

The Goleta Lemon Festival is organized by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, from Goleta to Carpinteria.