Nostalgia Days Hot Rod and Custom Car Show Artwork
The Downtown Novato Business Association's 17th Annual
Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show
2013 Show Dates are:

Friday Night Cruise and Saturday Car Show
August 16th & 17th, 2013

Show located from 1st to 7th Street on Grant Avenue West in Downtown Novato

Marv Giambastiani and the Nostalgia Days team would like to congratulate
Chip Young for being this years Grand Marshal for our 4th of July Parade.

RIP City Riders
** First 150 to register are guaranteed a 2013 Dash Plaque **
Registration and Vendor Forms are at the bottom of the page
The American Graffitti Tribute Team

Although portions of the American Graffiti movie was produced in other Northern California locations, most of the memorable scenes in George Lucasí timeless, coming-of-age movie were filmed just north of Novato in Petaluma in June and July, 1972.

With some of the American Graffitti actors and all the hot rod guys and gals being friends with our Nostalgia Days host and committee chairman Marv Giambastiani, Novato's 17th Annual Nostalgia Days Hot Rod and Custom car show is very excited to have the American Graffitti Tribute Team at our show this year.

Friday Night Hot Rod Cruise.
  • Pre-Registration at Days Inn
  • Staging Time: 5pm
  • Cruise Times: 6pm to 8pm
  • Cost: Cruise is free
  • Staging at 5pm on Redwood Blvd North at Days Inn to be police escorted at 6pm South on Redwood Blvd. You will then make a right onto Grant Avenue and head West to Sixth Street where the change in direction will happen with help of the Wells Fargo parking lot. You will then be led East all the way to the other end of Grant Avenue. Left on Reichert past Las Guitarras to Novato Builders. Here you will make a U-Turn and head back to Grant Avenue, make a right and proceed to Redwood. Make a right on Redwood and head North to the turn-around at the Donut Shop. Head back back to Grant Avenue.
  • Make a right on Grant and head to sixth street to complete the loop.

Saturday Car Show and Shine

  • Registration Gates Open at 6am (1st and Grant Street) Car Show starts at 10:00am
  • Music starts on Main Stage at 10:00am
  • Dave Crimmen Rock n' Roll Show Times coming soon
  • Cruisin' with Kreuzer DJ starts at 1st and Grant stage 11:00am - 3pm
  • Mark Hester Good Time DJ starts at 7th and Grant stage 11:00am - 3pm
  • Raffles all day long starting at 11am
  • Awards Ceremony starts at 3pm (Cars & Raffles)
  • Car Parade starts at 4pm and goes until 5pm (Grant Avenue from Sixth to Reichart and back)
  • Show closes at 5pm

Raffles hourly
No Dogs Allowed Please

To all car registrants,
We really appreciate your being with us this year and hope you enjoy the show. We expect it to be bigger and better than last year.
Thank you very much,
Your Nostalgia Days Chairman
Marv Giambastiani

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Here is a list of our Vendors

  • 51-50 Foundation
  • ArtRageous Art Gallery
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Fun Collectables Vallejo
  • Hultsar Sausage
  • Ice Queen Shave Ice
  • Kustom Koffins
  • LaVita Chiropractic
  • Lugnut Larry's Hotrod Gifts and Goodies
  • Maui Wowi Hawaiian
  • Novato Chevrolet
  • Pain Relief Clinic of Marin
  • Past Perfect
  • Rip City Riders

We want to thank these people for their support

Next Rip City Car Show is October 5th
Petaluma Fair Grounds

Town Of Fairfax, Ca.
Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
Sept 8th, 2013

Petaluma Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
Next Car Show - Salute to American Grafitti
May 15, 16 and 17, 2014

American Graffiti Tribute Team

Thank you for being part of our show.

This years Music Line-Up

Main stage is located at
4th and Grant Avenue

Headlining our show is

Rock and Roll Historian
Dave Crimmen
Dave Crimmen Rock and Roll Show rocks the Nostalgia Days Rod and Custom Car Show on the Main Stage from 10:30am to 1pmDave Crimmen Rock and Roll Show rocks the Nostalgia Days Rod and Custom Car Show on the Main Stage from 10:30am to 1pm
Old Time Rock and Roll Show
1:30pm to 5pm

Opening for Dave will be:
Hot Rod Jukebox
1950's/60's Rock 'n Roll
10:15am to 1pm

Stage at 7th Street and Grant
Mark Hester's
Good Time Mobile DJ

Rockin' sounds of the
50's and 60's
Music from: 11am to 3pm

Stage at 1st Street and Grant
Cruisin' with Kreuzer DJ

Music from: 11am to 3pm

Judging Categories and Sponsor

  • Best of Show - Pini Hardware
  • Peoples Choice - RIP City Riders
  • Best Hot Rod - Red Line Oil
  • Best Kustom - Absolute Customs
  • Best Rat Rod - North Bay Gas
  • Best Classic - Novato Chevrolet
  • Best Muscle Car - Milani's Autocraft
  • Best Restored - Jack L. Hunt Auto
  • Best Truck - Randall Brothers
  • Best Kustom Pickup - H&J Tires
  • Best Home Built - Napa Auto Parts
  • Best Special Interest - McDonald's Jewelry
  • Best Motorcycle - Marin Color Service
  • Best Foreign - Viking Foreign Auto
  • Best Club Participation - A&W San Rafael
  • Nostalgia Days Appreciation Award
Kustom de Elegance Award
donated by 'George Barris'
Winner also receives $200

'Best of Show' Winner also
receives $200

'Peoples Choice' Winner also
receives $200

    This years Sponsors:
    • Absolute Customs
    • Athas & Associates Real Estate, Novato
    • A &W San Rafael
    • ArtRageous Gallery
    • Cain's Tires
    • Centric Signs
    • Continental Jewelers
    • Grazie Restaurant Novato
    • H&J Tires
    • Jack L. Hunt Used Cars
    • Las Guitaras Restaurant
    • Left Coast Depot
    • Marin Color Service
    • Marin Coupe and Roadster Club
    • Marin Joes Restaurant
    • Marin Trophys Novato
    • McDonald's Jewelers Novato
    • Milani's Autocraft
    • North Bay Gas and Welding Supply
    • Novato Chevrolet
    • Pini Ace Hardware Novato
    • Randall Brothers Automotive Novato
    • Red Line Oil
    • Rip City Riders
    • San Rafael Joes
    • Sonoma Bank
    • Viking Auto Parts
    • Zenith Instant Printing

If your are interested in joining us for the festivities,
please download the corresponding form below or contact us.

Chairman of Nostalgia Days Rod & Custom Car Show:
Marv Giambastiani at 415-897-0583 Contact Marv by Email

For Entertainment Related Questions:
Tom Atkin - 415-897-9607 Contact Tom by Email

Sponsors and Vendor Booths are welcome, Volunteers are needed.

To Register your Car, please download the 2013 Nostalgia Days Car Registration Form

To be a Vendor Booth and/or Volunteer, please download this form: 2013 Volunteer-Vendor Form

If you would like a Sponsor Thank You letter with the DNBA Tax ID,
please download this form: 2013 Sponsor Thank You Letter with DNBA Tax ID

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