3nd Annual “Best of the West” Antique Equipment Show

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 – 28, 2017

Join us in celebrating the heroes and history of America.

Get an up-close and hands-on look at antique equipment, including: tractors, engines, cars, steam trains, airplanes and much more.┬áHosted at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on California’s beautiful central coast, this unique event is fun for the whole family!

*** UPDATE! We’re excited to announce that our 2017 show will host the 2017 Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club National Show! ***


The Santa Margarita Antique Equipment Show is put on by the Rossi Foundation and the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee, both non-profit organizations located in San Luis Obispo, California.

Hosted at the historic headquarters of Santa Margarita Ranch, the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee and the Rossi Foundation present a show that celebrates the history of the equipment that built infrastructure and defended freedom around the world. The event features historic military aircraft and vehicles, a steam train (including the original passenger cars from Disneyland), agricultural equipment that helped feed generations of families, earth movers that built roads, cities, and seaports around the world; plus hit and miss engines, pumps, and threshers. There will be classic automobiles and of course, the “original” engine: horse and mule teams.

In 2010, the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee and the Rossi Foundation teamed up with the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association to create the original event, which was well received and brought back in 2015, after requests from the public.

Memorial Day weekend gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate everything that is wonderful about America. Each day there will be educational discussions about the equipment, tractor parades, aircraft fly-overs, and a salute to veteran and active military personnel every day at noon.