28th Anniversary Rare Air VW Car Show and Swap Meet

Sat Oct 19th, 2024 8AM

5 Flags Speedway

PRE-REGISTER ONLINE NOW! -> http://rareairvw.com/register 28th Annual Rare Air Emerald Coast VW Club's Car Show and Swap Meet Gates Open at 8am, Show concludes at or Around 3 or 4pm, Free Entry for Spectators . Located at 5 Flags Speedway 7451 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, Florida 24 Classes, Fully Judged ,Trophies Awarded for 1st,2nd, 3rd Places Best of Show,Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Display, Furthest Distance Driven Rain or Shine, Primitive Camping Available at Show site on Friday the night before the show, maybe a VW Cruise on Friday afternoon, too! Mega Huge Swap Meet and over 200 Show Cars showed up, and we get bigger every year! AND THE SHOW GOES ON RAIN OR SHINE! Kids Corner, Raffles, 50/50, Family Atmosphere! Dogs welcomed if you bag their business. Will post more details as the Event gets closer. www.rareairvw.com for more info.

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Show Information

Please see below for details.
All information is subject to change without notice.
Last Modified: Oct 18th, 2023 @ 9:37PM

Show Classes

Alphabetized for ease of reading

4. Bug - Convertible - All years

25. Bug - Custom (Early) Up to 1967

26. Bug - Custom (Late) 1968 and up

1. Bug - Stock (Early) Up to 1967

2. Bug - Stock (Late) 1968 and up

14. Bus - Type 2 - Custom - All Years

12. Bus - Type 2 - Stock (Early) Up to 1967

13. Bus - Type 2 - Stock (Late) 1968 and Up

5. Camper All Years - Stock or Custom

10. Daily Driver - Custom - All Years - Air Cooled

9. Daily Driver - Stock - All Years - Air Cooled

17. Dune Buggy - (Manx, Manx Clones, Glass Body)

29. Ghia - Stock and Custom

23. In Progress (Almost finished, 50 to 80% complete)

24. Other Air Cooled not VW (Porsches, Corvairs, etc)

18. Rail Buggy

11. Rat Rod / Volksrod - All Years - All Types

22. Special Interest - VW Based / Kit Cars / Homebuilt / Etc

27. Trikes / VW Powered Motorcycles

16. Type 181 (Thing)

15. Type 3 & 4

31. Vanagons (Tin-top and Campers)

28. VW-Based Baja (All Models - All Years)

21. Water-Cooled - Custom

20. Water-Cooled - Stock

Participation Fees

Come one, come all!  Space is not an issue!  Fees will be collected on day of show.

Vendors- $30
Swap Meet-  $15
Food Trucks-  $30
Cars For Sale- $10
Spectators - FREE
Parking Area - FREE


If you wish to pre-register online you can do so HERE

Registration Packages

  • Pre-Reg - $25.00

    Includes show registration, dash plaque and goody bags to the first 100 registrations! 

    *** $5 discount from $30 day of show registration.

    ***A $5 discount offered on a show t-shirt (1 per vehicle registration) but you must purchase show t-shirt at same time as pre-registration, discount cannot be applied later.

To get the dates for pre-registration, and the Day of Show registration times, please visit our SHOW RULES page.

The show goes on rain or shine!

Show Schedule

All locations can be found on the maps on this page.

This page is updated frequently, please check back often.
Schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • 7 AM: Gates open for vendors.  Show registration/check-in booth opens.
  • 12 PM National Anthem
  • 12 PM Car Registration Closes (line is closed to new entries)
  • 12 PM Show officially begins!
  • 12 PM Vehicle Judging Begins
  • 3:30 PM Awards/Trophies
  • 4 PM Car show Closes


Show Location:
Five Flags Speedway
7451 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526

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There are several Motels located at the I-10 and Pine Forest Road Exit 7.

Here is a listing of the Motels located 2 miles from the show:

Sleep Inn
2591 Wilde Lake Boulevard
Pensacola , Fl 32526

Best Western Blue Angel Inn
2390 W. Detroit Blvd. Pensacola , Fl 32526

Microtel Inn and Suites
8001 Lavelle Way
Pensacola , Fl 32526

Holiday Inn Express
130 Loblolly Lane
Pensacola ,Fl 32526

Quality Inn
8060 Lavelle Way
Pensacola , Fl 32526

Roadway Inn
8500 Pine Forest Rd
Pensacola , Fl 32526

Comfort Inn
8690 Pine Forest Rd
Pensacola , Fl 32516


Pensacola RV Park
3117 Wilde Lake Blvd
Pensacola, Fl  32526

Five Flags Rv Park
2605 Wilde Lake Blvd 
Pensacola, Fl 32526


Show Results

If you haven't seen the 10-16-2021 show results already, you may do so at the following link.  CLICK HERE!

Enjoy Our Show!

We want you to come down and have great time with other like-minded VW enthusiasts. This is a Family Safe event unlike any auto show ever held in this area. If you are a VW fan, it will be a major error to miss this. The entire VW crowd will be talking about this event, so if you're in town, don't miss it. 

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