Big SOCAL EURO 2023
Save the Date!
Saturday Sept 30th, 2023
People are greater than cars.
People are greater than awards.
Thanks for twenty years!
Big SOCAL EURO is one of the largest all European car events on the West Coast. We are excited to be one of the longest running car events of it’s kind, since 2002. Bring your family to meet other European car enthusiasts. Where what you bring is part of the show! People are greater than cars! #BigSOCALEURO #SOCALEURO #iLOVEEUROS #BIGSCE
Euro Showdown car show - Awards by Custom European Plates
Drifting / Burnout exhibition - Arena
Drag Racing - 1/8 mile
Over 20 vendors
Food truck & concessions
Audi Fest - one of largest gathering of Audi's on West Coast (presented by ACNA)
European car enthusiast from California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Washington and more ! (Texas even !!)
Must be present to win! 4:00pm
(1) Set of HRE Flowform wheels
(1) Set of Proxies tires up to 19" (excluding R888R) - Toyo Tires
(1) Set of wheels - Donuts n Wheels
(?) Battery kit - Optima Batteries
(12) Huge buckets with detailing products - Mothers Car Polish
European plates - Custom European Plates
and more !!
** Must be present to win! **
Euro SHOWDOWN / VIP Parking
Park in the main area of the show. Includes entry into Euro Showdown to win award judged by BIG EURO staff. More info, Euro SHOWDOWN.
Audi Fest (Euro SHOWDOWN ticket)
Audi Fest is exclusive area within the Euro Showdown for the Audi Clubs of the region.
General Parking will be free. General Parking will be in the oval track. The whole General area is a huge show in itself! There is a per person General Admission Fee for entrance to Speedway, register early for a discount rate. Children under 12, free with adult. Available at gate.
Full day of racing. Are you the Fastest car of Big SOCAL EURO?
Drift Burnout / 2-step Rev Contest - interested in joining? click here
Sign up the day of event at Arena for 1pm Drift exhibition & 3pm for 2-step.
*HOTEL GROUP RATE - TBA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is Big SOCAL EURO leaving San Diego?
Unfortunately, San Diego Stadium (Qualcomm/SDCCU) has been demolished/torn down. We knew it was coming for last several years and looked at many options. In the end, Irwindale Speedway had the capacity, drag strip & location that allowed the event to thrive.
Is parking free?
Parking is free for General Admissions, but there is a per person fee for anyone 13 years & older.
Why License Plate info for Euro Showdown registration?
We are using vehicle License Plate for our People's Choice voting system.
VIP Parking versus Euro Showdown?
They are really the same thing. If you just want the best parking, just get Euro Showdown. Gives you VIP Parking plus the ability to be entered in People's Choice judging.
What items are prohibited?
No BBQ grills allowed. Sorry, it is against Speedway liability concerns.
Drugs or any kind of illegal substance
Pets (except for service animals)
Bicycles must be left outside front entrance
Drones or any other unmanned aircraft & kites
Marker pens and spray paint
Megaphones, PA Systems, Air Horns
*Security has final say on allowed and prohibited items.
Why is there a General Admission Fee?
Irwindale Speedway has a lot of amenities that we previously never had. This includes properly maintained drag strip, drift out arena, on-site bathroom, K-rails, fencing & barricades and a lot more security & staffing. This adds additional cost for the event. We understand we maintained a 'FREE' general admissions for 18 years, but reality is with an event this large there are many costs to run it safely and properly. We intend to maintain a fair cost for participating in our events.
Is Big SOCAL EURO all ages?
Yes it is! We are family friendly. All children under 12 years & under can enter show with accompanying adult.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed. Only service animals are allowed within guidelines.
Is food & drinks available?
Yes, food concessions & food vendors will be on-site.
Is Big SOCAL EURO rain or shine?
Yes, rain or shine!
Are tent canopies allowed?
Yes. Inside Euro Showdown/VIP Parking there will be restricted areas that allow canopies toward North side of the lot. Weight is required for all canopies. We want to make sure everyone has somewhere to stay shaded.
What are Drag Racing & Speedway rules?
Can't find your digital ticket?
Search your email box including Spam. Also search for 'thefoat.com', since the ticket would come from the ticketing company.
Alfa Romeo | Audi | Bentley | BMW | Bugatti | Ferrari | Fiat | Jaguar | Lotus | Mercedes | Mini | Lamborghini | Porsche | Land Rover | Saab | Volkswagen | Volvo
Volkswagen | HRE Wheels | Toyo Tires | Kormodiv | Mothers Polish | Rotiform | RW Carbon | KW Suspension | Universal Technical Institute | Eibach Suspension | Neuspeed | Solo Werks | WRTeknica | Bilstein Suspension | Eurocode Tuning | Pacific German | 034 Motorsport | Optima Battery
We have continued to monitor rising Covid 19 cases amongst both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups in recent weeks to determine safety protocols for patrons and vendors at this year’s event. As this event is open to all age groups and vaccines are not yet available for children and at risk demographics, we will be recommending that general admission wear masks. In addition we are asking our vendors to wear a mask within their booths and or when in heavily congested areas. This is not a mandate for our vendors but we are trying to do our part to maintain safe gatherings and help keep California open for business. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing everyone on October 3rd.
Please reference link for California guidelines - ** https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/ **