Frequently Asked Questions

31 December 2016


We've gathered a list of questions asked and listed them here...

Q:  When do the gates open for show cars to enter?
AThe gates will open at 7:00am for vehicles entered in the show and will close promptly at 10:00am

Q:  Where will the show cars enter?
AThe show cars will enter via the north Beach Boulevard entrance, just past the bus stop and Independence Hall.  Please DO NOT CUT IN LINE!  This will only slow things down and it's not very courteous.

Q:  Will there be day-of-show registration?
AUnfortunately, no.  The show has sold out well before the registration deadline in the past.  We anticipate a sell-out by the deadline in December, so please register early!

Q:  How much does it cost to register?
A:  Registration is $45 per vehicle.

Q:  Is there any charge for spectators?
ANo.  The show has always been FREE to the public!

Q:  Do all of the cars have to stay in place until 3:00?
AYes.  This is both for the safety of the general public and for the vehicle entered.  There are NO LINEUPS to leave early.  We also strongly discourage people from revving their engines during the show.

Q:  Will the show vehicles be allowed to put up any pop-up tents, canopies, or umbrellas?
AUnfortunately, no they may not.  This is due to safety and liability issues that may arise.  There have been many instances in the past where one of these items have toppled and caused damage to a display vehicle.  We do, however, allow hand-held umbrellas.  If the weather is sunny and hot, we advise anyone attending to plan accordingly.

Q:  Can I bring my dog to the show?
AWhile we love our four-legged friends, Knott's Berry Farm has a very strict policy regarding pets on the premises, however they do allow service animals (note: service animals are not the same as "comfort" animals).  Please be mindful of the weather on the day of the show.  Remember, their paws burn quickly on hot pavement.

Q:  Can we film the show using a drone?
A:  Unfortunately, no.  Knott's Berry Farm has a very strict policy regarding the use of drones on their property.  You can take as many pictures and video as you like with your traditional cameras.

Q:  Will I be able to park together with my car club, if we're in the same class?
A:  If you wish to park with your friends or car club, we recommend that you get in line as a group and enter the show together.  There are NO reserved spaces.

Q:  Can I tow my car into the show?
A:  No.  We will not have any additional space available to accommodate a tow vehicle.

Q:  Where can spectators park?
Spectators can park at Knott's, in the parking lots available.  We are working on additional parking closer to the show area.

Q:  Can spectators park outside of Knott's Berry Farm?
A:  Spectators may be able to park at locations surrounding the park, however do so at your own risk.

Q:  Will you have parking for vehicle tow trailers?
A:  Not at the moment.  We are currently working on having space reserved for tow vehicles and trailers offsite.  When we have more information, we will share it with everyone.

Q:  How soon can registered show vehicles get in line?
AMany of our volunteers arrive before dawn on show day and have noticed cars beginning to line up.  We recommend arriving as early as you are able to, in order to enter and be parked in your class quickly.

Q:  If I have a question regarding my entry, prior to the day of the show, who would I contact?
AYou can call our hotline at (626) 209-9138 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Q:  We plan on bringing the family and staying near the venue.  Is there a hotel discount available?
AYes, we have secured a discount with the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel.  Details can be found on our website in the hotel discount page.

Q:  I have a really cool display sign that I want to show next to my car.  Will I be able to?
AWhile we think these signs are cool, we do not allow any display signs, mirrors, carpeting, or "For Sale" signs in the show area.  This is to protect your vehicle from damage and prevent any accidents with spectators.

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Damon Tolentino

Hello and welcome to our website!

I am the current Board Chairman of the Ford Car Club Council, the group responsible for conducting the annual Fabulous Fords Forever car show.  We have a great group of people who help put the show together.  The member clubs provide us with many volunteers who are the friendly people you see helping park the show vehicles and who hand out the goody bags.  We truly hope that you have a wonderful time at the show!

Along with Glenn, I also help out with contributions to our website and our social media pages.  Often times, when you send us a question to our Facebook page or an email through our website, it will be me answering it.  I wear many hats in this job, so I am always busy!  On top of all that, my wife and I are producing a podcast [Inside the FFF] that provides an inside look to the show and its history, as well as other automotive goings-on.  Give it a listen if you have a chance!  We're on Facebook, Instagram, and iTunes!

I sincerely hope to see you at the show!

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