Planes, classic cars, mega yachts, and more: What to expect at Moody Gardens’ Air, Car and Boat Show

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P-63 King Cobra in flight (Kevin Hong/Sector K Media LLC, Image provided by Moody Gardens)

GALVESTON, Texas – Moody Gardens’ first-ever Air, Car and Boat show in mid-August promises thrills by land, air and sea.

Held Aug. 12-14, the show is a multiday affair, with air shows, boat tours and car viewings held at the Moody Gardens Marina, Moody Gardens Convention Center and Scholes International Airport nearby.

Vehicles on display at the convention will include classic automobiles, muscle cars ranging from a 929 Ford Model A to a 2022 C8.R Corvette, and several of Moody Mansion’s restored antique cars, including Mary Moody Northen’s 1931 Studebaker Dictator 8, which she drove for over 20 years, and the 1949 Cadillac Fleetwood “60″ Special she inherited from her father, W.L. Moody, Jr. Other offerings include a 1902 Horseless carriage and Alan Bean’s 1969 Astrovette.

Moody Gardens will offer attendees the opportunity to display their own vehicles of special interest for a fee. You can register your car here.

Meanwhile, the Moody Gardens Marina will host an array of yachts, among them a Sea Ray 650 Flybridge and an Aviara.

Overhead, air shows will feature plane aerobatics and pyrotechnics.


  • Shoreline viewing area for air show and boat viewing at marina - $20
  • Admission to the car show expo floor and boat viewing at marina - $20
  • Access to air show VIP area, car show expo floor and boat viewing on marina - $30

Locations: Moody Gardens Marina, Moody Gardens Convention Center and Scholes International Airport

Directions: From Houston, take I-45 South, exit 61st Street, turn right on 61st Street to Seawall Boulevard, turn right on 81st Street to Jones Road, and turn left on Hope Boulevard to Moody Gardens.

For more information about the Air, Car, and Boat Show, visit or call 409-744-4673.


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