HALF MOON BAY, California — There are car shows, airshows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show — marking its 25th year in 2015.
The 25th annual event will be held Sunday, April 26, 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.
The show will feature 2,000 driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries, from cars to Model-T fire engines, custom motorcycles, and historic military aircraft.
Hundreds of aviation wonders are expected to be on display — headlined by legendary vintage warbirds like the B-25 Bomber and C-47 Skytrain (pictured above) plus homebuilts, classics from the ‘40s and ‘50s, sport and ultralight aircraft.
Flyovers by some of our nation’s most storied military aircraft promise to be a fan favorite and, beginning this year, will be flown in memory of Eddie Andreini Sr., world-renown aerobatics pilot, founding Dream Machines contributor and pillar in the Half Moon Bay community.
Plus there’s “Mustang Madness” — a display of America’s premier World War II fighter along with YAK Russian fighters and an array of T-6 and T-28 military fighters and trainers. Rides will be offered in helicopters and vintage bi-planes.
To help celebrate the 25th anniversary, organizers are bringing back some of the extreme/active attractions this year, including freestyle motocross shows, unimotorcycle drags, monster truck rides and vintage warbird flyovers, as well as remote-controlled remotely piloted aircraft and aerobatics.
The Half Moon Bay Pilots Association Saturday Hangar Dinner will be held Saturday, April 25, at the Andreini family hangar at Half Moon Bay Airport. Preview some of the historic aircraft and custom cars that will be displayed at the Dream Machines Show and enjoy a barbecue tri-tip dinner party. Tickets are $30 per person, available at the door, which opens at 5:30 pm
Spectator admission is $25 for adults (age 18-69), $15 for ages 11-17 and 70+, free for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. Vehicle and bicycle parking on the airport grounds is included in the price of admission. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.