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17th Annual Custom and Classic Car Show Friday, May 12

17th Annual Custom and Classic Car Show We invite all classic car clubs, collectors, and enthusiasts to attend the 17th Annual Custom and Classic Car Show on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) car show grew steadily, with over 260 entries in 2022. This year, we hope to have more than 300 vehicle exhibitors. Spectator admission to the car show is free, with limited parking. The event is at the SVCTE campus located at 760 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95136.

Download the Car Show flyer (PDF)

Exhibitor passes are a $20 tax-deductible donation/fee per car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle in the SVCTE auto show. Pre-registration is not available. Exhibitors will pay at the gate on the night of the event. At the most recent car show, more than $10,000 profit was made, all of which goes to support SVCTE’s successful SkillsUSA Club. This past February, 75 SVCTE students participated in the Regional Leadership and Skills Competition. Of which, 36 students won medals, and 52 are eligible to advance to the April 13 to 16 SkillsUSA State Competition in Ontario, CA. Read story here.

According to Silicon Valley CTE’s Auto Body instructor and event organizer Bob McTaggart, more than 1,000 spectators attend the annual event each year. Spectators enjoy voting on their favorites in nine categories: best car, best motorcycle, best bike, best car under construction, best truck, best club participation, ugliest car, best engine, and the best paint job in the show.

The car show fundraiser allows students to showcase the cars they had worked on while attending SVCTE. Each year, countless volunteers, students, and staff from SVCTE classes, the community, and the MetroED Foundation set up and attend the event.

Contact event organizer Bob McTaggart for questions at (408) 723-4563. 

Tax-deductible donations may be made through the MetroED Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations can be made online at or by mail to MetroED Foundation, 760 Hillsdale Avenue Bldg 400, San Jose, CA 95136. Please specify that the gift is for the SVCTE Annual Custom & Classic Car Show.

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. The nonprofit partnership of students, instructors, and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 335,000-member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trades, technical, and skilled service occupations, mostly STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses, and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. The organization empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens as it improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce.

About Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. Get more information at

Shannon Carr