(Photos by Darr Hawthorne) There are so many Labor Day traditions, some of them being a car shows and cruises. The tradition of the Ventura Nationals, held at Seaside Park on the beach in Ventura, California celebrated their 15th year this weekend with low riders, roadsters, coupes, pickups, vintage bikes, trick paint jobs, vendors and no muscle cars, please.
Friday, the weekend kicks off with a cruise through historic downtown Ventura, an art show, then on Saturday – the big show at the Fairgrounds with live Rockabilly music on the main stage, BBQ’s for local car clubs who are showing off their daily drivers and Frenched headlights.
The cool thing too is that you can hop the train with Amtrak stopping 50 yards from the Ventura Fairgrounds front gate to plunk down $15 bucks for a show ticket.
Put the Ventura Nationals on your Labor Day calendar for 2018, although it’ll be hot, you’ll enjoy the weekend adjacent to Surfer’s Point on the Pacific Ocean and walk on over for the sprint car and midget races next door on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway.
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