Coachella Valley’s Largest Car Show Features Over 900 Cars and Benefits Desert Cancer Foundation

Don’t miss the Coachella Valley’s most impressive display of vehicles as the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association (PSCA) presents its 14th Annual Dr. George Car Show on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Car collectors and enthusiasts will appreciate the over 900 classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, antiques, restored and original collectable cars, motorcycles and antique fire engines. Vehicles are represented from such states as California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and New Mexico, and some of the custom cars are worth over $100,000. The show also features over 80 vendors selling everything from car related items to clothing, plus attendees will enjoy a beer garden, food, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction.

More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the one-day car show, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories at 3 p.m. There is a $5 charge for parking and donations at the door are encouraged and appreciated. Dogs will not be allowed at the car show.

The show, which benefits the Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF), celebrates the memory of Dr. Sebastian George, a nationally recognized oncologist and co-founder of DCF. Dr. George often donated his services for free to help cancer patients who could not afford medical care. He died in 2002 in a traffic accident and the inaugural Dr. George Car Show was introduced in 2003.


“The event has grown so much each and every year, and I’m extremely proud of the money we have raised for Desert Cancer Foundation,” said Tim Smartt, chairperson of the Dr. George Car Show, who has been with the show since its inception. “Most of our volunteers come back year after year.  It’s truly a ‘work of heart’ for all of the people who give so much of their time. The event is a wonderful way to keep the legacy of Dr. George alive.”

The Dr. George Car Show is sponsored by the PSCA, which is run solely by volunteers. From November through May they host a Cruise-In Series on the first Saturday of each month, which also benefits DCF. Over the past 13 years the PSCA has donated over $600,000 to DCF, including a record-amount of over $65,000 last year.  Every $1 that is raised is worth $7 in treatment and service.

Desert Cancer Foundation provides financial assistance for cancer screening through The Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Fund (SJBCF).  This cancer-screening program fills a much-needed gap by providing services to residents of the Coachella Valley who are uninsured and have a financial need.   The cancer screening services include screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, imaging guided biopsies, pathology, education and professional fees covered by the program.

Owners interested in showing their cars can register online at: or call Tim Smartt at 760-360-9798.