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Palm Springs hosts a week of car shows and auto events

Multiple car shows and automotive events are happening this week in the desert.
Multiple car shows and automotive events are happening this week in the desert.
Randy Heinitz

The upcoming week will be very busy for the automobile aficionado in Palm Springs area and the Coachella Valley area. Four major events are set to take place over the next seven days bringing world class vintage, luxury, and performance vehicles to the desert.

Classic Chevrolet Impala
Randy Heinitz

As part of Modernism Week in Palm Springs, event organizers will present a free classic car show on Monday, February 17th, from 12:00 to 3:00pm. View more than 60 vintage automobiles on display at the entrance to the Palm Springs Convention Center on the last day of the Modernism Show & Sale. Enjoy classic cars from the 1930s through the 1980s at this casual and entertaining afternoon event. Chat with the car owners and share your passion for vintage automobiles with other enthusiasts.

On Wednesday, February 19th, Stephen Archdeacon Gallery will present Driven, an art installation sponsored by, featuring the noir car art of Eric Nash plus a curated car show by Matthew Reader. The evening’s host is rock & roll legend Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top fame. The Archdeacon Gallery is located at 865 North Palm Canyon Drive and the event runs from 5:00 to 8:00pm

Featuring over 540 vehicles, McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions returns to the Spa Casino for three days of classic and exotic vehicles. As always, there is no charge for admittance on Friday as it is a free public preview day. Auction times vary each day and admission is $15 per day or $25 for a two day ticket.

The Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance returns next Sunday, February 23rd, to the Desert Princess Resort and Country Club from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The seventh annual Desert Classic will be celebrating 100 years of Maserati history, in conjunction with the Legends of Riverside and Riverside International Automotive Museum. General admission tickets are $45.00.

The desert area has always been a haven to car collectors and this season is certainly no different.