Emerald Isle Car Show

Stay tuned for information about the 2023 Emerald Isle Car Show. 

The Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show was held on Saturday, November 12, 2022. 

This car show will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Western Ocean Regional Access, at 9003 Louise Avenue. Come check out the car show, listen to live music, and peruse raffle items donated by area businesses. There will be no parking for the public at the Western Ocean Regional Access, just for car show participants. Public parking will be available at The Salty Pirate, Islander Drive, and open areas of Reed Drive. 

This family friendly event will help raise funds for the Emerald Isle Police Department's Shop With A Cop initiative this holiday season.  

The following trophy categories will be at this event: 

  • Best in Show pre-1979 
  •  Best in Show 1980+
  • Participant Choice
  • Best American pre-60s 
  • Best American 60s
  • Best American 70s 
  • Best American 80s – 2000
  • Best American 2001+
  • Best EURO
  • Best JDM  
  • Best Truck 
  • Best Paint 
  • Best Interior 
  • Best Modified 

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show!


  • Island Harbor Marina
  • Sound Ace Hardware
  • Watson, Inc. 
  • 77° West


  • Emerald Isle Design Group
  • Michaelangelo's Pizza & Subs
  • Roy's Automotive
  • South Swell Surf Shop

Street Car

  • Bank's, Gray & Crumpler
  • Bluewater Real Estate
  • EI Self Storage

Low Rider

  • Coastal Recovery

Thank you also to Day Five Art Gallery for designing the logo and poster, and to Mike Lincoln, Attorney, for sponsoring.  

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or donating raffle items, click here

For donation questions, contact Officer George Blalock at gblalock@emeraldisle-nc.org or call the Emerald isle Police Department at 252-354-2021.

There are a select number of rooms available at The Islander Hotel and Resort, next to the event site, with a special group rate. Use EICS22 to utilize this rate when you come to stay for the inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show!

Teal flyer with palm trees, three cars and words