Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Also happening today (Sunday), 10am-4pm, is the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — this 17th Annual Event is taking place at the Half Moon Bay Airport, along northern California’s famous Highway One. Miniology photojournalists (uh, that would be me) will be there capturing photos of the event.

For additional information, please visit the official Miramar events page at http://www.miramarevents.com/dreammachines/

Press Release follows:

HALF MOON BAY’S AWE-INSPIRING WORLD OF WONDER
Monster Truck Exhibition, Military Aviation Marvels, Rare Autos, Motorcycle Trials Demo

A spectacular showcase of 2,000 magnificent machines running the gamut from super cool cars, custom motorcycles and one-of-a-kind woodie busses to tricked-out trucks, antique engines and tractors, and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays at the 17th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center in Half Moon Bay.

Headline attractions include the show’s first-ever Monster Truck freestyle exhibition starring Dan Rodoni’s burly beast “The Patriot” crushing cars, doing jumps, catching big air and making noise; military aviation wonders like the Japanese “Zero” (Japan’s top World War II fighter) and B-25 Bombers to P-51 Mustangs (America’s premier World War II fighter) and the most famous aircraft ever made –– a B-17 “Flying Fortress” from the Commemorative Air Force; Max Loffgren’s POW/MIA ’55 Chevy dragster, built as a tribute to the 3,500+ American servicemen and women listed of prisoners of war or missing in action from the Vietnam War; a special display by Arlen Ness Motorcycles aka “King of the Custom Bike”; the Blastolene Brothers extreme, mega-modified machines Big Bertha, Sneaky Pete and Road Kill; AAA’s NASCAR exhibit featuring a #6 Mark Martin show car and racing simulator; and “World Record Wonderland” headed by Mike Akatiff’s super sleek “Ack Attack” motorcycle streamliner, a one time Bonneville world record holder.

Proud owners show up in cars that come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Spectators will get a rare up-close look at antique horseless carriages and Ford Model T’s, fanciful touring and luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and street rods, muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race cars, quirky art and pedal cars, modified street machines with cutting edge styles, exotic high-performance cars, stylish European cars, ultra cool low-riders, sporty compacts, modified imports with flashy graphics, fashionable hip-hop urban show cars, homebuilt kit cars, super-charged turbo cars and trucks, “green” technology/alternative fuel vehicles, streamliners, dragsters, funny cars, gassers, and jet cars.

Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display –– stylish homebuilts, classics from the 40’s and 50’s, exceptional vintage warbirds, and sport and ultralight aircraft. See a spectacular display including the B-17, a Japanese “Zero” fighter, a B-25 Bomber, P-51 Mustangs, an F-4 Wildcat frontline Navy fighter, a P-40 “Flying Tiger”, YAK Russian fighters, a Hawker Seafury British fighter, a Coast Guard C-130 and rescue helicopter, a rare 1949 Piper Clipper seaplane, T-6 and T-28 military trainers. Rides in a helicopter, bi-plane and the B-17 will be available for $50-$425.

The most curious and fascinating displays are the large and small engines collected and refurbished by members of the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association. Their amazing array of flywheel engines are enough to power antique washing machines, lawn mowers, and an entire a Lilliputian factory. On the larger side are several pieces from Roots of Motive Power’s collection of restored logging equipment like spool donkeys and Buffalo Springfield steamrollers.

New to the show this year, spectators will be treated to a Motorcycles Trials Demonstration given by #2 nationally-ranked trials performer, Cody Webb. Rounding out the activities will be thrilling Unicycle Dirt Drag Racing, amusements for kids, food, and live music featuring the legendary “Titan of the Telecaster” Bill Kirchen and Celtic folk band Claddagh. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $10 for age 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. Half Moon Bay Airport is located on Highway 1, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. For more information, call 650-726-2328.

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