Galveston, Texas - 5/21/2016 12:00 pm to 5/21/2016 04:00 pm
The Galveston Island Beach Revue is produced by Islander By Choice. Capitalizing on a kooky sense of wit and wisdom and some forgotten facts, Islander By Choice is a local company dedicated to promoting Galveston pride, living locally, and the spirit of the Island.
Hot rods, rat rods, vintage trailers and more are lining up to take part in the Galveston Island Beach Revue’s newest addition. The Tom Schwenk, Realtor Hot Rod + Classic Car and Vintage Trailer show. Admission is free for the general public to view the cars and is part of a full day of vintage inspired fun at the 2016 revue.
Registration is $15 per car (no models after 1975 please) with the first 50 cars getting a complimentary dash plate. After May 6, fees go up to $20 per car. Awards will be given in a variety of classes, including: Best in Show (top 3), Best Paint, Farthest Distance Traveled, Best Club Participation, Tom’s Choice Award, Best Interior and Best Vintage Trailer.
Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, Islander By Choice, LLC (IBC) resurrected these favorite Island pastimes into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009. The Galveston Island Beach Revue continues to grow each year through events, contestant participation, and attendance and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event.
The Revue features events Friday and Saturday culminating in the Bathing Beauties Contest. The contest itself has become a must-see event as locals and tourists of all ages swarm the beach and seawall for a glimpse at the vintage swimsuits, parasols, and of course the “world famous” Bathing Beauties themselves.