What car did you drive (or want to drive) on your 16th Birthday?

Based on your age, it could have been a Model T, a Packard or LaSalle, pre-war Mercury, a 50s hot rod, a Tri-Five Chevy, a 1st generation Mustang, a Midyear Corvette, a GTO, a 442, a Buick Grand National or even something a bit newer. The American love for cars continues to this day. Maybe one just like the one you drove will be included in this year’s Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Car Cruise ‘n Show on the 4th of July


Come early and watch the Car Cruise kick off the parade then come over to the Community and Cultural Center parking lot to review the cars up close at the Car Show. Hopefully these cars will bring back memories of your 16th Birthday dream car.

The Parade is in need of a few convertibles to host Dignitaries


If you are interested, please contact the Parade Chair at (408) 779-1776. If selected, your Car Cruise ‘n Show fee will be refunded day of show. You will be in the parade, not the Cruise, and still be in the Show.


Starting at 9:30 AM, to kick off the official 4th of July Parade, over 100 classic, hot rod, muscle cars will “cruise” the parade route for your enjoyment. These cars are owned and driven by local people….maybe your neighbor! Watch for the different marque vehicles from every era that are no longer in production.
Starting location:

5th Street and Monterey Rd.

Starting Time:

Starting at 9:30 AM, to kick off the official 4th of July Parade, over 100 classic, hot rod, muscle cars will “cruise” the parade route for your enjoyment. These cars are owned and driven by local people….maybe your neighbor! Watch for the different marque vehicles from every era that are no longer in production.


Community Center parking lot at E. Dunne and Church Streets in Morgan Hill between 7:30 and 9:15 AM. Cruise starts at 9:20 AM SHARP!

Car Show:

Community Center parking lot


Only vehicles 30 years or older

Complete all areas of the application including lunch selection

Confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail.

Again this year, the Car Cruise will terminate at the Community and Cultural Center parking lot for the Car Show. After enjoying the parade, come over and walk alongside the wide variety of cars on display. The cars will on display until at least 2:00 PM so you can stop by, talk to the owners and admire their cars. Members of the host club, Valle Del Sur, Antique Automobile Club of America, will be present to answer questions about any classic car.



Between 12:00 and 1:00 PM, the sponsors of the Cruise ‘n Show will be making their choice of the cars they want to give an Award of Excellence. The awards will be presented at 2:00 PM culminating with a Best of Show trophy to the car receiving the most votes by the sponsors.

2017 Award winners


2017 Best of Show

Ramon’s 37 Ford Roadster

Brad’s 70 Chevrolet Chevelle
Chuck’s 65 Ford Mustang
David’s 36 Ford 5 Window Coupe
Harold’s 38 Pontiac Silverstreak
Henry’s 57 Chevrolet BelAir
Jodi’s 66 Chevrolet Chevelle
Joe & Debbie’s 71 Ford Mustang Mach 1
John’s 39 Packard
Kate & Jim’s 60 Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprint
Mark’s 63 Chevrolet Corvair
Mike’s 66 Ford Mustang
Mike & Linda’s 34 Ford 2Dr Sedan
Patti’s 56 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Robert’s 40 Chevrolet Special Delux
Russ & Barb’s 57 Chevrolet BelAir
Ted’s 58 Edsel
Travis’ 53 Buick Special
William’s 66 Chevrolet Nova



If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Cruise ‘n Show Chairman at (914) 393-5742 or fill out the form below.


Please help us continue our patriotic Morgan Hill July 4th tradition by taking a moment to show your support by visiting our sponsor’s website or establishment.

Bill Jacobson Trucking • Book Smart • Central Coast Restaurants – Jack in the Box • Commonwealth Central Credit Union • “Donna and Don Cowan, Intero Real Estate” • “Ford Store Morgan Hill, The” Fritter Schulz & Conlon Physical Therapy • Honda of Morgan Hill • Johnson Lumber and Garden Center • La Quinta Inn • Morgan Hill Animal Hospital • RNP Investment Advisory Services • Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists South Bay Cardiovascular Center • Trader Joe’s • Uesugi Farms (On the Road Again: Rep) • Walmart • Advanced Auto Body • Allstate Insurance-Maureen Harris • Anritsu • Aurum Consulting Engineers • California Colors Growers • Chase VP • Christopher Ranch • Coyote Land Management Services • Creative Manufacturing Solutions • Dana Ditmore • Depot Station by City Ventures Residences • Dividend Homes • “Gar N. Chan, DDS, Inc.” • George Chiala Farms • Golden Eagle Mortgage • Gracie Barra – Morgan Hill • Gryphon Financial Group • HMH Engineering • Industrial Welding Solutions • “Ira B. Marshall, RIA” • “Kawamoto, Weil & Co. ” • Kelly Moore Paints • Latala Homes • Liberty Bank • LPL Financial • McDonalds • MH Engineering • Mission Bell • Monterey Bay Farms • Morgan Hill Life • NorCal Fire • NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill • Paramit Corporation • PG&E • Realty World • Rene Spring – Morgan Hill City Council Member • Rosso’s Furniture • Sakata Seeds • Shelton Pipe • Silicon Valley Clean Energy • Situs Law • “Smith Commercial Management, Inc.” • “Taco Bell (Tambro, Inc)” • Technology Credit Union (TCU) • Tencate Advanced Composites • “van Keulen, Craig” • Vila Monte • Weston-Miles Architects • Alaro Cellars • Church Creek Vineyards • DP Construction • D.R. Domenichini Construction • Firato Janitorial • Fortino Winery • Guglielmo Winery • GVA • Jet Electric • Huntington Station • Ladera Grill • M & H Tavern • Martin Ranch • Miramar Vineyards • Moggia Events • Morgan Hill Cellars • Murphys Mercantile • Odeum • Prova • Rosy’s at the Beach • Cochrane Storage • GMH Today • KBAY Radio 94.5 FM • Morgan Hill Times • Morgan Hill Grange Hall • prxy • Recology South Valley • DGDG (Del Grande Dealer Group) • Santa Clara County • Serrano Electric • “Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance, Inc.” • City of Morgan Hill • Bill Jacobson Trucking • Auto Magic Professionals • Barrios Upholstery • Beach Hut Deli •Cecelia’s Closet & Food Pantry • Coldwell Banker • Country Automotive • Edward Boss Prado Foundation • Fred’s European-Asian Auto • George’s Auto Service & Transmission • Grant’s Garage • Lawson’s Bakery • Licari Manufacturing / Brunshwiler • Live Oak Veterinary Hospital • Make It Mine • Marty’s Chop Shop • Morgan Hill Wine & Cigar Shop • Napa Auto Parts • On The Road Again • Parktown Pizza • Patti’s Perfect Pantry • “Ponzini Community Garage, Inc.” • RV Restore and Repair • State Farm – Andrew Edwards • Thinker Toys • Top Notch Tunes • Valle Del Sur •