The Downtown Novato Business Association's 20th Annual
Nostalgia Days Rod and Kustom Car Show
2016 Show Dates are:

Friday Night Cruise and Saturday Car Show
August 12th & 13th, 2015

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

** First 150 to register are guaranteed a 2015 Dash Plaque and T-Shirt **

A BIG Thank you to HONDA Larry

The American Graffiti Tribute Team
Nostalgia Days Celebrity Appearance

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 Graffiti actors and all the hot rod guys and gals being friends with our Nostalgia Days host and committee chairman Marv Giambastiani, Novato's 19th Annual Nostalgia Days Hot Rod and Custom car show is very excited to have the American Graffiti Tribute Team at our show this year.

Friday Night Hot Rod Cruise.
  • Pre-Registration at Days Inn
  • Staging Time: 4pm
  • Cruise Times: 5:45pm to 8pm
  • Cost: Cruise is free
  • Staging at 4pm on Redwood Blvd North at Days Inn to be police escorted at 5:45pm 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 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 6:00am (1st and Grant Street) Car Show starts at 10:00am
  • Music starts on Main Stage at 10:00am
  • 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 list of our Vendors

Marv is hard at work, hitting the streets gathering this year's sponsors and vendors. Thank you Marv.
  • Speed Friendz Garage
  • State Farm Ins., Katie Chase
  • Napoli Pizza, San Rafael

This year's Music Line-Up

Main stage is located at
4th and Grant Avenue.

Headlining our show is:
Hot Rod Jukebox

50's, 60's
1:30pm to 5pm


Opening for Hot Rod Juke Box
will be:
The Deadlies

Rockin' beach sounds of the
50's and 60's
Music from: 10am to 1pm

Judging Categories
  • Best of Show -
  • Peoples Choice -
  • Best Hot Rod -
  • Best Kustom -
  • Best Rat Rod -
  • Best Classic -
  • Best Muscle Car -
  • Best Restored -
  • Best Truck -
  • Best Kustom Pickup -
  • Best Home Built -
  • Best Special Interest -
  • Best Engine -
  • Best Paint -
  • Best Motorcycle -
  • Best Foreign -
  • Best Club Participation -
  • Ladies Choice -
  • 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 $100

Nostalgia Days Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
Nothing but a sea of Color and Chrome

Here is a list of our Sponsors

  • We Would Like to Thank Last Years Sponsors
  • All Seasons Soccer
  • AE Video & Web Designs
  • Alix Coins Novato
  • Athas & Associates Real Estate, Novato
  • Cain's Tires
  • Centric Signs
  • Continental Jewelers
  • Frank Giudice AKA Gold Chain
  • Gratzi Restaurant
  • H &J Tires
  • Jack L. Hunt Used Cars
  • Jay's Muffler Service
  • Las Guitarras Mexican Restaurant
  • Left Coast Depot
  • Leonardi Automotive Novato
  • Milani's Autocraft
  • Marin Color Service
  • Marin Joe's Restaurant
  • Marv's Kustoms
  • McDonald's Jewelers Novato
  • Moody Construction Services
  • Napa Auto Parts Novato
  • P. Femenia & Sons, Inc.
  • PNC Mortgage Bill Hoops
  • PNC Mortgage Jodi Fisher
  • Rip City Riders
  • San Rafael Joe's
  • Speed Fiendz Garage
  • Sun Iron Works
  • Viking Foreign Auto Parts
  • Vintage Vehicles
  • UMPQUA Bank
  • Zenith Instant Printing

If you 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

Sponsors and Vendor Booths are welcome, Volunteers are needed.

To Register your Car, please download the 2015 Nostalgia Days Car Registration Form

To be a Vendor Booth and/or Volunteer, please download this form: 2015 Volunteer-Vendor Form

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