****PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROCEEDS ARE DONATED to Chinatown History & Culture Association which is a 501c non-profit established to help merchants and the citizens of Chinatown SF. Your car show registration is 100% tax deductable. If you work for coporation which has matching funds to non profits please have them match your regsitration.****
****Please Note: we reserve the right to decline your registration & refund your registration***
Chinatown Car Weekend Car Show!
I can't believe it's been 2 years since we held the 1st ever Chinatown Car Weekend which brought 1000's of visitors to help revitalize Chinatown San Francisco. It's 202 and our job isn't done and it's time for the Chinatown Car Weekend again. This year I am proud to be working with the non-profits in Chinatown San Franciso of BeChinatown, American Chinese Herb Trade Association, and the Chinatown History & Culture Association. Our goal will be to raise $100,000 to help people and businesses in need while pumping back $500,000 into the community from visitors during Chinatown Car Weekend. Chinatown San Francisco is one of the poorest communities in the San Francisco/ Silicon Bay Area. We want to use this event to help local Bay Area Communities “Rediscover Chinatown”. Chinatown needs NEW foot traffic and this event will bring 1000’s of people back to Chinatown to help local merchants and it’s citizens. Registration for the car show will be $100 per car. Participation in the car show will be limited to 150 cars (75 cars per day).
PLUS Every participant will given a free ticket to the Bruce Lee exhibit at Chinese Historical Society of America, for more info about the Bruce Lee Exhibit please goto www.chsa.org
If you are interested in helping sponsor the Chinatown Car Weekend we have packages as low as $500. All proceeds will be going to Chinatown San Francisco to non-profit organizations to help revelopment businesses, youth programs, helping the elderly, and preserving the history of Chinatown.
-September 2nd & 3rd 10AM-4PM
-Check in 8AM-9:30AM
**No same day registration
History & Origin of the Chinatown Car Weekend Car Show
Since Covid started to emerge itself in 2020 Chinatown SF was hammered by a string of events. First tourism and visitors plummeted by over 80% as people stayed away because they thought they would contract Covid by being near Chinese Americans. This was especially disheartening as in the Bay Area we tend to view ourselves as inclusive and most would not argue that within 50 miles of San Francisco is the most educated population in the United States. Unfortunately, that education didn't prevent people from staying away due to unfounded and false fear Chinese Americans would spread Covid-19 to them. This was a MAJOR problem as Chinatown SF depends on over 50% of it’s revenue from outside visitors such as tourist. Then the next blow happened… the state of CA locked down the entire state for months decimating small businesses which depended on daily revenues to stay alive. Then came the social justice protest and riots which destroyed and looted Chinatown businesses which made a bad situation that much worse. And to make things even worse crimes against Asian/ Chinese Americans EXPLODED in the Bay Area where we’re at… especially against the elderly and women. The violence against the Asian community created MORE fear for visitors going to Chinatown and San Francisco which keep many people away.
Enough was enough… I couldn’t sit back anymore and just watch the community which helped shape me be destroyed in front of my eyes. Chinatown SF has quietly existed in the USA for over 170 years and was crumbling before my eyes. On October 2nd & 3rd, 2021 we helped hold the largest car show in the history of Chinatown to help bring traffic and visitors back to Chinatown with the help of community leaders and various organizations. All proceeds for the event was donated to CMUASF to help merchants and the citizens of Chinatown SF. This event is born out of my desire to help give back to Chinatown SF which has given so much to me and helped shape who I am. I spent most of many summers with my brother with my Grandmother in Chinatown in a SRO (10x10 room) off Pacific Ave… we were poor but rich with life and love from our community. We feel it is our obligation to help since we have the means and I the platform to help drive support from our car community. The show was major success with over 76 cars attending while 1000's of visitors descended onto Chinatown to support the event and small business. That weekend was one of the busiest weekends of 2021 for Chinatown small businesses.
Both of the Grant Plaza & SW Hotel are excellent choices for lodging while attending this show. Both are on the outskirts of Chinatown and are very nice inside. The main differences are their prices and parking arrangement. SW Hotel has great secured parking available with 24/7 in and out garages. Grant Plaza uses a 450 Sutter Garage which is a large garage which has ALOT of walk in and out traffic. Sutter garage does close after 7PM on Saturday & 6PM Sunday there i no in and out.
TPS Motorsports and their staff will be using SW Hotel. If people are interested we can host a photoshoot with our inhouse photographer who will be at the event all weekend. Below is are some pictures of our C8 Corvette in the SW Garage
Grant Plaza Hotel 465 Grant Ave San Francisco, CA 94108 415/434-3883 www.grantplaza.com *Prices start from $99 and $30 for parking per night
SW Hotel 615 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133 415/362-2999 www.swhotel.com *Prices start from $125 and $35 for parking per night
If you work for a company which offers matching funds to non-profits please make sure you submit to your company to have them match your donation… we have already been pledged donations from several customers who work for for various Bay Area/ Silicon Valley Corporations who offer a 2 to 1 contribution. ****WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR SPONSORS for our Chinatown Car Show Weekend. Please contact us if you are interested in helping sponsor this event.****