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Demolition Derby Coming to Expanded Dream Machines Show

Changes in this year's extravaganza of cars, planes and trucks at the Half Moon Bay Airport.

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Vintage car and plane aficionados rejoice: Organizers for the annual Dream Machines show in Half Moon Bay have announced that the event is expanding to two days in April, as well as adding a demolition derby.

The April 28-29 event to benefit Half Moon Bay's Coastside Adult Day Health Center promises a display of 2,000 antique, vintage, classic, custom, and exotic cars and an array of 20th and 21st century motorized wonders. Organizers describe the motorized modes of transportation — and contraptions — on display as "remarkable, curious, and absolutely unique" as well as characterized by "ingenuity, power and style."

Holland Racing Promotions, a company based in Ukiah, is producing the show's inaugural Championship Dream Machines Demolition Derby on April 28. At the competition, participants can enter any two-wheeled drive vehicle they think is hardy enough to outlast crashing, smashing, and ramming into competitors' vehicles.

The winner will be selected by a group of judges and be compensated for their bravado: First place honors comes with a $3,000 prize.

According to organizers, vehicles anticipated to be on display at Dream Machines are:

  • antique horseless carriages
  • Ford Model T
  • touring and luxury cars
  • sports cars
  • custom cars
  • street rods
  • muscle cars
  • vintage and modern era high-performance race cars
  • quirky art and pedal cars
  • modified street machines with cutting-edge styles
  • high-performance cars
  • European cars
  • low-riders
  • compacts
  • modified imports with flashy graphics
  • hip-hop urban show cars
  • homebuilt kit cars
  • super-charged turbo cars and trucks
  •  "green" technology/alternative fuel vehicles
  • streamliners
  • dragsters
  • funny cars
  • gassers
  •  jet cars.

Displays will include:

  • vintage warbirds
  • classics from the '40s and '50s
  • homebuilt aircraft
  • tricked-out trucks and motorcycles
  • model-T fire engines
  • vintage buses
  • one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors
  • helicopter and bi-plane rides
  •  kinetic art
  • sculptures

The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show will be held on April 28-29 at the Half Moon Bay Airport. To show a car, a participant must register for $30 ($40 after April 15). This cost includes a dash plaque and entitles the driver and one passenger admission to the event.

Spectator admission is $20 ($30 for 2-day pass) for adults, $10 ($15 for 2-day pass) for ages 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. For information and show registration forms, call 650-726-2328 or register on-line here. 

The Championship Dream Machines Demolition Derby will take place at 1 p.m. on April 28.

See a video of Half Moon Bay Patch's coverage of the 2011 Dream Machines Show here.

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