Wavecrest Woodie Show returns Sept. 19 to Moonlight Beach


Wavecrest, the oldest and largest purely wooden car show in the world will be held Sept. 19 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

The 36th annual Wavecrest Woodie Show, hosted by the San Diego Woodies and often called the granddaddy of all woodie meets, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moonlight Beach at the end of Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas.

Woodies begin arriving in the wee hours of the morning, and by 8 a.m. there are approximately 300 woodies of every size, shape, description on display. Throughout the day Hawaiian, rock and surf music are performed live, and there are fabulous raffle prizes and awards for the best of the best. Wavecrest merchandise and food will be for sale. The event is completely free for the public and the participants, and welcomes everyone.

In addition to the all day Saturday Woodie meet, the weekend kicks off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Encinitas Car Classic Cruise Night held in downtown Encinitas. The cruise is hosted each summer by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association. Woodie owners spend the weekend at the Best Western Hotel, where they hold a dinner and live auction from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Offerings at the auction include amazing custom surfboards and other collectibles. Wavecrest winds down on Sunday morning when the woodies owners meet at Encinitas City Hall and cruise to Oceanside Harbor and back.