Although many Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI) customers know that OPGI is headquartered in Seal Beach, California, it seems not many know where that small beachside community actually appears on a California map. The confusion may stem from the fact that Seal Beach is just one of many small beach towns that populate the California coast along the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) as it winds its way through both Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The city of Seal Beach occupies just over 11 square miles of coastal lowlands and wide beaches that offer some of the best seaside scenery anywhere, with “perfect sunset” views that include Seal Beach, Long Beach, mountains, jetties, dolphins, seals, and plenty of surfers. These scenic qualities combined with the charm of a small, California seaside town also make Seal Beach the perfect location for a car show.
This year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show and as in years past, Main Street in Seal Beach closed down to welcome thousands of visitors and hundreds of show cars. A combination of automotive enthusiasts and local businesses, along with the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seal Beach, once again worked together to produce one of Southern California’s most memorable free automotive events. With 30 categories of classic cars (and motorcycles) on display, the annual show always offers something for everyone.
As the northernmost beach town in Orange County, the Seal Beach Show seems to draw cars from many different beachside communities up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. A high point of the show for OPGI was that a great many of the cars on display were absolutely stunning examples of our favorite General Motors (GM) classics from the 60s and 70s. Along with many great Chevrolet cars in attendance, there was also a great turnout of Pontiac’s, Buick’s, Caddy’s and Oldsmobiles too. Because it has often been said that a picture is worth “a thousand words,” here’s a photographic look back at some of the best GM classics on display at the recent show.
More great GM classics at the Seal Beach Show….