Culver City Observer -

16th Annual Culver City Car Show


A 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, built by the Miller-Meteor company. The ambulance/hearse combination was the end loader variety. Dr. Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) found the vehicle shortly after he mortgaged his mother's house to buy the Firehouse which became the Ghostbusters base of operation. After being outfitted to carry Proton Packs, T.K.E. Meters and other essential ghoul-trapping devices, Ekto-1 became the long-recognized symbol of this movie franchise.

Iconic Cars from Breaking Bad and

Ghostbusters will be Featured.

On May 11th, the annual Culver City car show hits the starting blocks for the 16th consecutive year. The 2019 show to be held at Culver City's Veteran's park with hundreds classic cars and hot rods from all over Southern California. This iconic local charity event also will feature a beer garden, a gourmet food truck court, car themed vendors, and non-stop live music from show stage throughout the day. The car show kicks off at 10:00 am. Admission is free to the public.

The 2019 car show organized by the Exchange Club of Culver City is co-sponsored by the City of Culver City, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and host of other local prominent sponsors. Keeping with the movie magic show theme, Sony will be loan the show "Krystal Ship" from the Breaking Bad T.V. series and "Ekto-1" the classic 1959 Cadillac ambulance-hearse - the most recognizable icon of the Ghostbusters' movie franchise.

Culver City is the ideal location to hold this hugely popular event. Culver City is not just the "Heart of Screenland," but has a long history of auto racing and hot rodding. During the 1920's, Culver City was the site of two race tracks where thousands would gather on any given Sunday to see legendary daredevils like Barney Oldfield risk life and limb. In the 50's & 60's hot rodders would drag race down Culver and Washington Boulevards for pink slips.

Funds raised by this charity event go to support youth organizations such as the Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Culver Youth Health Center, the Culver-Palms YMCA and Upward Bound (supportive housing for homeless families with children). Proceeds also go towards college scholarships for deserving local students. This year, the Exchange Club will issue 24 scholarships to deserving local students.

Culver City Veteran's park is located at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue. Ample parking will be provided courtesy of Sony Studios. The Sony parking entrance is located on Overland between Culver and Washington Boulevards – follow the signs. A handicapped accessible shuttle will be provided from Sony to Vets Park. Additional parking will be available adjacent to the park. Avoid parking in the adjacent neighborhoods. The venue is easily accessible by public transit (Culver Bus).

For further information: go to or call John Cohn at (310) 402 3263

Money raised by this show has proudly supported the following organizations:

Downey Child Abuse Prevention Center

Annual College Scholarships - (26 in 2018)

Sandy Segal Youth Health Center

Culver-Palms YMCA scholarships

Culver City Police Officer’s Santa Sleigh

Disabled Children’s Carnival

Krytal Ship - Breaking Bad Also known as "The RV," this Fleetwood Bounder was a recreation vehicle and motorhome that served as a mobile laboratory in which Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) cooked methamphetamine. "The RV" played a featured role throughout this gritty series. It will be on full display at the show – bullet holes included.

Farragut Fan Club

Culver City High School AVPA Foundation

Upward Bound House

Culver City PTA backpack program

Train 4 Autism

The Jeffrey Foundation

Culver City Senior Citizen’s Association

Culver City Boy Scouts

Santa Monica Youth Football Program

Grace Lutheran Church Homeless Project


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