Get ready to rev up your engines and dive into a world of classic car wonders! Solvang, known for its Danish charm, is about to witness a grand spectacle – the all-new Vikings Classic Car Show! Embracing the rich tradition of classic automobiles, this exciting event promises to be a crowd-pleaser and a heartfelt community initiative. Buckle up as we take you on a thrilling ride through the captivating world of vintage vehicles!

Farewell to an Iconic Show

Bid farewell to the Wheels ‘N’ Windmills car show as it gracefully bows out after a successful 16-year run. Its committee members, Dan Hoagland and Ed Grand, now embark on new journeys to cherish family time and personal projects.

Welcome to Vikings Classic Car Show

Embracing the legacy of Wheels ‘N’ Windmills, the 212-member strong Vikings of Solvang introduces the Vikings Classic car show. Launching this October, the event aims to uphold the cherished car show tradition for enthusiasts, the local community, and the economy.

Vikings of Solvang classic car show

Dates and Locations

Block your calendars from Friday, October 6th, to Sunday, October 8th, for the Vikings Classic car show extravaganza! Spanning across Buellton, Solvang, and Santa Ynez, these picturesque towns will set the stage for a magnificent display of vintage cars.

A Showcase of Timeless Classics

Calling all classic car enthusiasts! Downtown Solvang will be a mesmerizing sight on Saturday, teeming with over 200 impeccably restored pre-1990 vehicles. From hot rods to sports cars, muscle cars to trucks, this show has it all!

Community, Entertainment, and More

Beyond the cars, the Vikings Classic offers a day filled with entertainment and community bonding. Groove to the beats of live music and indulge in mouthwatering Viking burgers. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the locally-famous Vikings of Solvang longboat parade float.

Vikings of Solvang classic car show

Activities to Engage and Excite in the classic car show

Thrill-seekers will love the family-friendly “Poker Walk” courtesy of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce and the optional 50/50 ticket raffle with exciting prizes to be won. Later, prepare for the awards ceremony at Solvang Park, where independent judges will announce winners in more than two dozen categories.

Sunday Funday

As the event concludes, Sunday will take you to Santa Ynez for an exclusive “behind-the-scenes” tour of custom garages in the Santa Ynez Valley. Wrap up the day with a scrumptious community barbecue at the Pirate Garage, all in support of the Santa Ynez High School Pirate Garage.

Join the Vikings Classic Car Show

We invite classic car owners and enthusiasts to be a part of this historic event! Display your masterpiece, cherish the camaraderie, and relish the automotive heritage. Apply to participate in the Vikings Classic car show by visiting

Vikings of Solvang classic car show

With excitement in the air, the Vikings Classic car show is poised to become a remarkable celebration of automotive artistry, community spirit, and giving back. So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and immerse yourself in the beauty of timeless classics. Let’s come together to make this event an unforgettable journey into the heart of classic cars!