The Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase Returns to the Gaslamp on Sunday, October 13 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM

October 2, 2013

Come one, come all to celebrate the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase hosted by the Gaslamp Quarter Association and presented by car2go San Diego! Free to the public, this event showcases extravagant displays of over 150 makes and models of high performance automotive vehicles that are guaranteed to bring viewers to a halt. The 5th anniversary celebration promises to draw out the most enthusiastic automotive aficionados to the historic Gaslamp Quarter this fall, taking over the fabulous stretch of Fifth Avenue from E Street to K Street in Downtown, San Diego on Sunday, October 13 from 11am to 4pm.

Set against the Gaslamp Quarter’s historically rich architecture, this unique car showcase sets itself miles ahead of the rest. Embark on your journey through the automotive works of art at E Street as you cruise your way along each block-long display, including a beloved traditional American Classics Block, featuring automotive beauties such as Thunderbird, Corvette and everything in between. Give into your need for speed as you navigate your way through the Italian Exotic, European Exotic, and European Luxury blocks where the spotlight will be on a variety of vehicles including Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and more. We are giving you the green light to thoroughly enjoy yourself as you coast your way through theses dedicated blocks, as well as the CCCA/Classic, Detroit Muscle and Special Interest blocks that are all sure to stop traffic.

The Gaslamp Quarter Association is in awe of the crowd that the Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase draws out each and every year and the dedication put forth from individual participants and car clubs alike. Again this year, the Gaslamp Quarter businesses and Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase partners are waving the checkered flag for those that enter their cars and motorcycles in the show. For those interested in featuring their own car or motorcycle, entry application fees are just $50 and includes a delectable lunch for two at one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s renowned eateries as well as a goodie bag, courtesy of Hagerty’s Insurance, filled with gifts from sponsors and premier restaurants, shops and entertainment venues throughout this vibrant district!

This extraordinary event will commence by the awarding of the highly anticipated “People’s Choice Award,” where the participants and onlookers alike have the opportunity to vote on their favorite automobile of the day! The awards do not end there, the “Best in Show,” voted on by a cultured and equally skilled judging panel, will be presented to one lucky automobile owner, along with the bragging rights until next year’s event.

This is a day full of rich car enthusiasm, as well as a day dedicated to highlighting the much loved and appreciated Gaslamp Quarter. All of the proceeds will go towards the Gaslamp Quarter Association’s ongoing efforts to enhance and protect the National Historic District.

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