In Photos: 19th Annual Show 'n' Shine at Fullerton Airport

A pile of classic Pontiacs opens wide for our lens.

Eleonor Segurawriter, photographer

One of the coolest things about living in California is the abundance of car events taking place at any given time. This past weekend, I visited my old stomping grounds in Orange County to check out the 19th Annual Show 'n' Shine car show at the Fullerton Airport; it's a meet open to all Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC, Buick, and Oldsmobile models. Spectators get free admission and a portion of the proceeds from car-entry fees is donated to local charities.

I expected a more diverse gathering from the aforementioned brands, but Pontiac dominated the lot with a ton of GTOs, Firebirds, and Tempests on hand thanks to a strong turnout from the Southern California chapter of the Pontiac/Oakland Club. At this show, the participants tend to display with their hoods open, making it difficult to showcase the entire cars, so I instead put the spotlight on their fabulous grilles and interiors (plus a few bonus shots of some wicked wheels). Browse the photo gallery below to get a flavor for the Fullerton Show 'n' Shine—enjoy!