24th Annual Vista Rod Run
August wouldn’t be complete without the Annual Vista Rod Run. Going 24 years strong the Vista Rod Run features over 300 classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles throughout the Historic Downtown Vista area.
Car enthusiasts will be delighted with the pristine paint jobs, perfect upholstery, and what’s under the hood. Coming from garages near and far, car owners are encouraged to participate to see if their baby stands out from the crowd. The Vista Rod Run awards over 30 trophies and prizes for our winning vehicles, and “Best of Show” will be featured on the following year’s event t-shirt.
Bring the family down for this classic car day and enjoy a street fair, live entertainment on two stages, kid’s activities, downtown shopping and a beer garden all day long.
We are only accepting on-line pre-registrations at this time. The VVBA office is no longer accepting walk-ins. Click on the link above to pre-register. You will receive your pre-registration info via email once you register. If you do not want to pre-register you may register day of. Each registered vehicle will receive an event T-shirt, dash plaque and goody bag.
Cars registering day of will have to fill out a registration form onsite and need to have payment of $25 ready. Checks can be made out to VVBA and exact change is appreciated.
Cars will not be let into the event until 6 am.
Thirty Seconds of Thunder
Feel the rumble in the streets as cars fire up their engines twice throughout the day. You won’t want to miss this blast to the decibel scale!
Calling All Judges
Are you a classic car expert and want to be a part of the judging process? Fill out an application and you could be chosen to help pick the winning vehicles.
Every year the Vista Village Business Association chooses a charity to receive a portion of the profits from the Smokin’ Q Classic and Vista Rod Run. Solutions for Change has once again won our hearts and we are proud to support their cause!
The adults-once securely housed and their children in school-participate in Solutions University, a 1000-day program to identify and eradicate the core issues that caused each family to become homeless. Solutions coaches work with residents to create a program tailored to each person’s needs. Solutions University is a unique and highly successful effort that has garnered national attention and recognition.
Since 1999, Solutions has guided more than 650 families and their 1300 children to a permanent solution to their homelessness, while saving taxpayers an estimated $32 million in public support costs!