Is this BIG event free? How? Why?
Why is this BIG event free? First off, it’s free because the amazing support of all of you. And it’s free because our amazing Sponsors! So please support the people and companies that support us. We always felt that a free event brings together the community. We work hard each year to keep it that way. Support the event by purchasing shirts, hats and decals at our booth.
How do I enter the show ?
Well the whole event is a huge show. Yup, thousands of cars in the show. Bring your stock, work-in-progress or completed car to the event! Bring your exotic or bring your street cruiser. Come and have fun! If you want the best parking or you want to compete in our People’s Choice Awards consider our Euro Showdown or Audi Fest.
Where do I park as General Parking?
The General Admissions parking is First Come First Serve. Qualcomm Stadium, as a whole, has almost 19,000 parking spots. Qualcomm Stadium has the largest parking lot in the NFL (Source). There is plenty of parking for everyone! Cruise/groups tend to save spaces for their group. If you are coming in a large group or caravan, please find space near the back area. Reasonable amount of saved space is fine but please be courteous to others. Check out our Event Map.
Euro Showdown is limited for those that want a premier parking spot.
Where is Premiere Parking?
Premiere Parking is part of Euro Showdown. Even if you don’t want to compete, you still register for Euro Showdown and it includes the best parking.
Roll-in time? Group parking?
The gates for General Parking will open when staff is ready. The check-in for Euro Showdown will open earlier. Please do not arrive earlier since you will just be waiting around.
You are allowed to park in groups. Please arrive together to make sure that you are all able to park next to each other.
Are non-European cars allowed?
The event is specifically focused and created for European car owners, however we are friendly to anyone who is respectful. The reason is simple, we have a lot friends along the way that had non-Euros and eventually got a Euro. Someday, they too will have a Euro.
Is alcohol allowed?
Absolutely NOT !! Don’t bring any alcohol, it is not allowed and we will ask you to leave.
Can you bring your own food and drinks?
Absolutely! We encourage it. Bring plenty of water/liquids to keep hydrated and food/snacks. We will of course have food trucks and drinks available for purchase also. Please place trash in trash cans. BBQ grill is permitted on the out skirts of the general parking area. Please clean up after yourself.
Can I bring canopy and chairs?
Yes! Personal canopy and chairs are welcome. Please be respectful of the parking space. Commercial canopies with business brand/logos are NOT permitted. Only paid vendors are allowed.
Will there be Drag Racing?
Unfortunately, our partner RaceLegal is currently not operating. We will have a Dyno Competition instead. Sorry guys.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, we are dog-friendly! But we do not recommend it, since the pavement is usually HOT. Must be on a leash and of good temper. But please bring water and clean up after your pet. Pigs are allowed too.
How did this event start?
It started back in 2001 from SoCaliVW.com/SoCalAudi.com by Lon Mok and Paul Chan. Read more here.
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