2022 Thunder on the Mountain Carshow - Tehachapi

2022 Thunder on the Mountain Carshow - Tehachapi

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115 S Robinson St

Tehachapi, CA 93561

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Join us on Sunday, August 21st for the 2022 annual Thunder on the Mountain Car Show. Sponsored by Race Communications.

About this event

Join us on Sunday, August 21st in beautiful Tehachapi, CA. The show attracts cars from all over SoCal. Hot rods, classic, customs, muscle cars and more will be displayed near Tehachapi City Hall. The show is part of our annual fundraiser for the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds from the event benefit the organization and local businesses in the region. In addition to an amazing display of cars, the show features raffles and prizes, and a SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE by Ian Roussel from Full Custom Garage!


  • Pre-1939
  • Classic 1939 – 1967
  • Classic 1967 – 1977
  • Classic 1978 – 1996
  • Pre-1959 Truck
  • 1959 – 1996 Truck
  • Factory Muscle Car 1965 – 1973
  • Factory Muscle Car 1974 – 1984
  • Factory Muscle Car 1985 – 1995
  • 1995 and Newer
  • Low-Rider
  • Rat Rod
  • Military
  • Motorcycle
  • Unfinished Projects
  • Antique Car
  • Antique Truck
  • 4×4 Car or Truck
  • Import car and truck

Trophies in each class for 1st and 2nd place

Show trophies: Race "Best Of Show" and Police Chief "Best of Show"


From the west: Hwy 58 east to Hwy 202 Exit. Go ½ mile to Tehachapi Blvd, turn left. Proceed to Robinson St., turn right, and check in with the Car Show staff.

From the east: Hwy 58 west to Tehachapi Blvd Exit. Exit and turn left. Proceed toward downtown Tehachapi. At Robinson, turn left. Check in with the Car Show staff.


Entry is 7am-8:45am. Please do not attempt to show up prior to 7am and do not try to park vehicles without checking in.

ABSOLUTELY no vehicles will move inside the show from 9am-3pm. You must arrive together to park together. Judging forms must be easily accessible on dash or seat for entry to be judged. This is a family event, please behave accordingly. Before participating in the high noon thunder please ensure vehicle is in park or neutral.

Goodie bags can be picked up at the staff booth in Centennial plaza.

All payments go to Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. Registration closes on Monday, August 15th.

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