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The Best Exhibits to See at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

January 9, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn


This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show in Half Moon Bay, CA. The one-day event is happening April 26th, 2015 at the Half Moon Bay Airport on Highway 1, and is one of the nation’s most spectacular showcases of motorized machines of land, air and sea. From historic aircraft flyovers, to drag races, to beautiful classic and modern vehicles, this is truly a dream event for all motor enthusiasts on the West Coast and beyond. The event is also jam packed with great activities and games to keep the kids busy.

Just 20 miles south of San Francisco the coastal town of Half Moon Bay is an easy place to get to, and has many great accommodations and restaurants. If you’re considering a trip to the 2015 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show book your stay with us at the Mill Rose Inn in downtown Half Moon Bay. Our little bed and breakfast will round out your California coast experience.

A Festival of Magnificent Machines

The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show is more than just a car show, it is a festival of magnificent machines known for hosting over 2,000 antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic motorized vessels. Beyond the hot rods, war birds, SWAT vehicles, antique tractors, kinetic art and green technology vehicles, the festival will also host multiple bands, assorted amusements for the kids, food and drinks, helicopter rides and more. The children’s activities include a zip line, bungee jumping, mechanical bull rides, a climbing wall, henna tattoos, face painting and a remote-controlled NASCAR race track. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company made a microbrew just for the event called Motorhead Ale. In the evening in the Andreini family hangar you can attend the Pilots Association Saturday Night Tri-Tip Dinner. This festival of the west coast’s biggest gathering of dream machines day will open with a military Color Guard.

25th Anniversary Special Exhibits

This year’s event will be bigger, better and dreamier than ever before in celebration of this major accomplishment. Chairman Chad Hooker said, “It’s a landmark year and we plan to make it more spectacular and fascinating than ever as well as celebrate the legacy of our first quarter-century.” The organizers have a contract with San Mateo County who as permitted the return of previously retired events. The 2015 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show will feature freestyle motorcross shows, unimotorcycle drags, monster truck rides and vintage warbird flyovers. Google Gadgetry will makes its Dream Machines debut this year with their Street View Car.

A Charitable Event for the Coastside Adult Day Health Center

Another marked accomplishment for the 25th year of this great community festival is that it benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show is annually the largest fundraiser of the year for the CADHC, which offers a daily program of activities and health services for frail, elderly and disabled people of the community, offering them support in remaining as independent as possible.

Start planning your trip to this huge annual event in the charming and beautiful town of Half Moon Bay, CA. We look forward to seeing you here at the Mill Rose Inn and the 2015 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show!

24th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

March 1, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Pacific Coast Dream MachinesGuests of Mill Rose Inn  this spring might want to take part in a Half Moon Bay tradition.  The 24th annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show will be held on Sunday, April 27th at Half Moon Bay Airport.  This celebration of automobiles, aircraft, antique tractors and more is a popular and exciting event that locals and visitors alike look forward to year after year.  Read on to find out what awaits you at the 24th annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines show. 


Each year this “spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels” draws visitors out to the Half Moon Bay Airport.  Machines such as cars, war planes and motorcycles from the 20th and 21st centuries will be on display for the public to enjoy.  Whether you’re into hot rods, imports, dragsters, luxury cars, or sports cars, the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show has something for every car lover. Also on display will be customized trucks, souped up motorcycles and vehicles modified to run on alternative fuels like bio-diesel.


Speakers and experts will be on hand to give visitors greater insight into the world of these marvelous machines. Last years speakers included members of the “Blastolene Brotherhood” who come up with innovative designs for cars and transform all kinds of vehicles, including an antique stagecoach. Speakers for the 2014 Pacific Coast Dream Machines show will be announced closer to the event on their website.


A highlight of the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show is the military machine display.  An impressive array of vintage warbirds will be present for viewing and some will even take flight in an exciting demonstration.  Planes present in past years include the P-51 Mustang, the Yak9, the Curtiss P-40, T-6, T-28, T-33 and Hawker Sea Fury.


Another point of interest at Pacific Coast Dream Machines is the restored antique tractor exhibition.  Tractors and farm equipment from as early as the 1920s have been on display in past years.  Anyone interested in agricultural vehicles or restoration will be impressed by these beautiful machines.


Accompanying the machine displays is awesome food, drink and live entertainment.  The proceeds from Pacific Coast Dream Machines benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.  Pacific Coast Dream Machines is the biggest fundraiser of the for the organization, so by attending you’ll be supporting a worthy cause while having a blast.


After you enjoy all the fantastic cars, planes, tractors and other machines at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, you can relax in one of Mill Rose Inn’s luxurious guest rooms.  Our rooms and suites are each appointed with elegant furnishings and amenities.  Or you may choose to unwind in our garden jacuzzi, surrounded by colorful flowers in the shelter of a gazebo.  No matter which room you choose, your stay at our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast will make your visit memorable.  Our full champagne breakfasts will start each day on a high note, readying you for your adventures around the area.  And the individualized attention from our staff will help you get the most of your trip.  Start planning your getaway today!


Photo courtesy Juergen Lehle.