Award Winners / Downtown Burbank Car Classic 2018


Thanks to all the top celebrity vehicles, 200 classic cars, and automotive fans who attended the 7th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic!

A big congratulations goes out to this year’s winners:

BEST IN SHOW: Kevin Thyme, 1964 Lincoln Continental

BEST MODIFIED VEHICLE: Olen Nelson, 1966 Shelby Mustang

BEST CUSTOM VEHICLE: David Zisovic, 2015 Ford Mustang

BEST CLASSIC VEHICLE: Richard Jacobus, 1940 Ford Coupe

BEST CELEBRITY VEHICLE: Gary Wales, Bentley BoatTail Speedster

Picture cars from Vehicle Effects, the Television Motion Picture Car Club, the World-Famous West Coast Customs, Movie Machines, Unique Twist, and much more covered six blocks amid 400 shops and restaurants in Downtown Burbank’s thriving commercial neighborhood, on San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue.

A special Red Carpet Expo dedicated to famous cars from film and television included numerous automobiles designed by Vehicle Effects and driven by the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paul Walker from 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), Fast and Furious 4 (2009), Furious 6 (2013) and The Fate of the Furious (2017), along with the Mustang used by robot superhero Barricade Decepticon from the Transformers franchise.

Rounding off the Fast and Furious theme was the giant Chevy LS trophy truck from Furious 7 (2015) driven by Jason Statham and designed by Movie Machines.

Custom cars designed by celebrity automotive creator Ryan Friedlinghaus and his Burbank-based team at West Coast Customs were on display, as well as a wide selection of exotic, classic, and collector cars lovingly restored by vehicle owners representing the best in Southern California car culture.

In addition, Television Motion Picture Car Club Member Faith Granger, who is the writer, producer, director, featured her 1932 Deuce Hot Rod from the multi award-winning motion picture Deuce of Spades.