The National City Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Automobile Heritage Festival & Car Show on Saturday, August 8, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, on the lawn of Kimball Park (at East 12th Street and D Avenue in National City). Co-sponsored by the National City Mile of Cars, this free event brings together more than 200 car owners who will showcase their automobiles and compete for awards. The Festival & Car Show will showcase classic antique cars, show cars from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, muscle cars, the latest in electric vehicles, and much more.

In partnership with the National City Mile of Cars, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Collaborative (, and San Diego Gas & Electric, this year’s show features opportunities to test drive electric vehicles, such as the Ford e-Focus, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Nissan Leaf, the Fiat 500e, the Chevy Volt, and the Volkswagon eGolf.

Auto Show attendees will enjoy great food, dancing, children’s entertainment, the Magic of Alfonso, a free kids soccer clinic, carnival games, and live music by Wildside and the Allegro Music School band.  An awards ceremony at 3 p.m. will showcase the Auto Show’s first-place winners selected through a competitive ranking system by experienced car judges. Visitors to the event are also encouraged to vote for their favorite car, which will be given The People’s Choice Award. Also check out National City’s vintage Fire Engine, historic Rail Car, and the new Police Rescue bat-mobile!

The event is free to the public.  The entry fee for those displaying their cars and motorcycles is $25 prior to July 31 and $30 thereafter.

The National City Tourism Marketing District (NCTMD) also welcomes the public to visit National City hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. Guests are invited to stay the weekend in one of National City’s 12 hotels. To book your hotel room, go to For more information on great things to do in National City, please visit