Pacific Coast Dream Machines show expands to two days

The Pacific Coast Dream Machine, a festival of magnificent machines, including general aviation aircraft, has expanded to two days this year, set for April 28-29, at Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF) in California.

The show will feature 2,000 flying, driving and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The 22nd annual show is expanding to two days in 2012 — April 28-29 — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the seaside town of Half Moon Bay, Calif., about 20 miles south of San Francisco.

One of the west coast’s biggest shows, hundreds of aircraft are expected to be on display — from homebuilts, classics from the 40s and 50s, vintage warbirds, and sport and ultralight aircraft. Headlining is the aviation design wonder “Flying Wing,” designed by Northrop as a long-range bomber with two wings and no fuselage.

Historic military aircraft — like these YAK Russian fighters — will be among the attractions at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

There also will be a special display of military aircraft including an F/A-18 Hornet, the Estrella Warbird Museum’s historic Douglas C-47, an array of P-51 Mustangs, a massive U.S. Coast Guard C-130 transport aircraft and an impressive lineup of T-33, T-6 and T-28 military fighters and trainers. Many will be doing spine-tingling fly-overs during the show. Rides will be offered in everything from helicopters and vintage bi-planes to a T-6 military trainer and P-51 Mustang. Fly-ins are welcome. More details on the special attractions will be announced as the show approaches.

In addition to the aviation wonders, the world’s coolest cars of every era and style, Model T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, and antique engines and tractors will be among the displays.

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.

The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

For information: 650-726-2328 or

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