FAQs – Day of the Show

We receive a lot of emails in the week before the show!  Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions:

Q:  I missed the registration cutoff, can I still get in?
A;  Only through our standby registration process.  For more information about standby registration, visit our website here:http://orangeplazarotary.org/web/car-show/standby-registration-information/

Q: Where do we line up?
A: Line up on East Chapman Avenue at Grand, facing the circle (to the west).

Q: How early may we line up?
A:  The City of Orange is VERY concerned about the peace and quiet of our neighbors.  We will park the first 50 cars in line beginning at 5:45 a.m.   The remaining cars will not enter until the center of the Plaza is filled/parked.  Please respect the City’s wishes and do not arrive earlier than 3:30 a.m.  Please do not run your engine longer than is necessary for you to enter the show.

Q: What is the latest I can line up? 
A: General parking begins at approximately 6 a.m.  If you are not in line before we get to the end of the pre-registered parking line, you may lose your spot when we begin stand-by parking.  The car entry gate will close promptly at 8 AM per the contract with the City..

Q: Are restrooms or port-a-potties available in the morning? 
A: We open our port-a-potties on North Orange Street by 6 a.m.  Facilities are generally not available before 6 a.m.

Q: Can I bring a different car? 
A: Yes (with your ticket), but we will not make any registration changes.  Be sure to pick up your registration packet and fill in the dash card to reflect the vehicle and owner on the day of (for correct judging).

Q:  Can I sell my entry ticket to someone else?
A:  Yes, but only one car will be admitted per entry ticket.  All tickets will be scanned at the gate. Be sure to pick up the registration packet and fill in the dash card to reflect the vehicle and owner on the day of (for correct judging).

Q:  Where do I collect my registration packet and T-shirt?
A:  After parking your car in the show area, bring your ticket to the command center at the East Chapman side of the Plaza.  Our registration team will give you an entry packet and your T-shirt.

Q:  What if I can’t bring a car?  Can I still collect my entry goodies?
A: Yes (with your ticket).  Please present it at the command center registration table.

Q:  What if I can’t come at all?  Can I still collect my entry goodies after the day of the show?
A:  Unfortunately, no.

Q:  What if I need to leave early?
A:  Please do not enter the show if you cannot leave your car in place until the barricades are lifted around 3 p.m.  If you must leave in an emergency, you must leave your car and return for it after 3 PM, but before 5 PM when the streets are back open to the public.

Q:  Where can I park my trailer?
A:  If you are trailering in your classic, first unload on E. Chapman (heading West), get in line with your registered vehicle. Next, continue west on Chapman to Grand with your tow vehicle and trailer. You should be able to find parallel street parking on , surrounding streets: N. or S. Grand, E. or W. Maple, N. or S. Lemon or E. or W. Almond. Be sure not park in “private” lots.


For more information about our show, please check out “Rain and Rules” on our website here: http://orangeplazarotary.org/web/car-show/rain-and-rules/