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 12th Annual
Woodies in the Valley
March 9-11, 2018

Once again the Central Valley Chapter of the National Woodie Club will be hosting the first California all-woodie car show of the 2018 season. The 12th annual "Woodies in the Valley" event has been set for Friday, March 9 thru Sunday, March 11, in Visalia, CA.

Our Friday night event will be a little different this year as we are teaming up with the Visalia Breakfast Lions Club and will be re-creating a drive-in movie just to the east of Visalia Adult School, 3110 E Houston Ave, in Visalia. Note: this venue is located in the northeast quadrant of the city and is a DIFFERENT campus than our Saturday show venue.  We will be showing the classic movie American Graffiti and will be inviting other local car clubs to this event as well. There will be a giant inflatable screen, powerful projector, and FM transmitter (for sound). We will also have large speakers for those who want to bring their folding chairs and just sit outside and enjoy the overall experience. The movie is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m., but we will be allowing cars in as early as 5 p.m. Price will be $10 per carload. There will be food and drink available for purchase at that time. This should be a LOT of fun!

Saturday morning starts with our regular ‘show ‘n shine’ at Redwood High School, 1001 W Main St, in downtown Visalia. It will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Just because of the way the calendar falls, Visalia's annual Saint Patrick's Parade will NOT be held the same day as our event, so we will not be participating.

Immediately following the 'show 'n shine' will be our scenic afternoon cruise, taking us through some great ag country, seeing many beautiful blossoms and some quaint towns along the way. We will also include a snack stop and some "car stuff" as well!

Saturday evening there will be an optional group dinner for those who wish to participate. Others are welcome to try out one of the myriad of awesome restaurants Visalia has to share. 

Sunday morning will feature a homemade “farewell breakfast” at the home and car collection of members Brian and Sandy Blain.

Our hotel room blocks are now in place:

The Visalia Marriott has just added a few more rooms to our block, so feel free to call them at 559-636-1111.

The Comfort Suites ($109/night) offers a suite-type room, free breakfast, and free covered parking (also with overnight security). For reservations there, you will need to contact them via phone: 559-738-1700.

Again, be sure to mention our “Woodies in the Valley” show in order to get our rates.

More information will be posted as it becomes available, so come back often!

For more information regarding Woodies in the Valley or the Central Valley Woodie Club, contact club president Wayne Yada: info@valleywoodies.com or 559-967-1357


Thanks to photographers David Miller, Tom Malone, and Larry Pruitt (Sierra Aeriform), we have some great photos and drone video to help us remember last year's show weekend. Below are links to the various events. If you have photos you'd like to share, please forward them to Wayne. After viewing photos and video on these linked sites, use your browser's "back" arrow to return to this site:

Friday night A&W gathering

Saturday morning car show

Saturday morning St. Patty's Day Parade

Saturday cruise & drone video

Drone video only

Tom Meleo's Chevy collection

We will be posting more info on this website as it becomes available.
For more information regarding Woodies in the Valley or the Central Valley Woodie Club, contact club president Wayne Yada: info@valleywoodies.com or 559-967-1357.

See you on March 9-10-11!!

Click on links below to see s
ome photos from previous events:

2015 PHOTOS.  2015 News Article  


2014 WIV photos can be seen at: 2014 PHOTOS.
2013 WIV photos can be seen at:
2013 PHOTOS.
2012 WIV photos can be seen at: 2012 PHOTOS.

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