Archive for the ‘Shows’ Category

San Diego Cool Expo

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Any Weekend is a Good Weekend to Spend in San Diego!

Memorial Day and Labor Day bring out all of the hot rods, muscle cars, low riders and off-road vehicles to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the Cool Expo show and swap meet. The best part of the show is the row of Volkswagens parked across from the row of late-model Mopars parked next to a bunch of hot rods, etc. (more…)

Aloha Tony Rodrigues

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sending a Hot Rod Pioneer off in Style

Anthony, “Tony,” Rodrigues Sr., one of the 50th state’s true hot rodding pioneers, passed away May 27, 2011 at age 69. A native of the Big Island city of Hilo, the retired plumbing contractor attended Hilo High School and enlisted in the United States Army in 1959. (more…)

Doheny Wood 2011

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Classic Woodies and Their Owners Gather for a day at the Beach

There is something special about Woodies at the beach, and in Southern California near Dana Point lies Doheny Beach, which will do just fine. The weather for the SoCal Woodie Club event was a perfect beach day, warm and sunny. (more…)

SO-CAL and Walden Open Houses

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The Shows Before the Big Show

A bunch of years ago a little club called Roadsters of Los Angeles hosted a car show for all of their friends. Well, that little car show has grown into one of the largest events in California, and it has spawned a bunch of events that happen the week before the show. A couple of the largest are the SO-CAL Speed Shop and the Walden Speed Shop open houses. They have grown into events in their own right, with people lining the streets trying to catch a glimpse of some of the historically significant cars that often show up at the open houses before they make their official appearance at the L.A. Roadsters Show on Father’s Day weekend. (more…)

Marina High Customs & Classics Car & Motorcycle Show

Friday, October 14th, 2011

A Show to Benefit the Marina High Cheerleaders Team

The 7th Marina High Customs & Classics Car & Motorcycle Show benefited the high school’s cheerleading team.  A high school car show is like a grab bag, you never know what you’re going to get.  This show attracted some very nice cars and some well-done daily drivers. (more…)

33RD Annual Run to the Sun

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Lake Havasu City, Arizona’s Premier Hot Rod, Classic Truck and Muscle Car Event

It’s hard to believe that a meager gathering of 28 hot rod owners for the inaugural Camp-O-Rama & Rod Run would grow into Lake Havasu City’s premier hot rod and muscle car event. That name did not last long as few attendees actually opted to camp. And as the event continued to grow throughout the past 33 years, the location continued to change and grow with the attendance numbers. (more…)

Pacific Coast Dream Machines 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Driving, Flying and Working Machines in Half Moon Bay, California

This year’s spectacular 21st annual show took place on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport. The location is just 20 miles south of San Francisco off of the legendary Highway 1. (more…)

The 2011 California C of C Van Show

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Jump Into the Time Machine With Us

The custom van world descended on SoCal for its annual Council of Councils van convention. A different group in a different city hosts this event on an annual basis, and this year representatives from several cities around the nation were on-hand. (more…)

2011 Hippy Killer Hoedown

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Hot rods, bikes and bands make for a great day!

April 16, 2011 brought another amazing event to Southern California, The 3rd annual Hippy Killer Hoedown. This event was the brainchild of legendary hot rod builder Jim “Bones” Noteboom and his son Kutty. They have both been building custom cars and bikes for as long as anyone can remember, but the Hoedown is their first foray into getting all of their friends together with their custom bikes and hot rods to bench race and listen to some live bands. (more…)

Corner Carvin’ at El Toro Marine Base

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Horsepower has always been at the top of the list for car fans. The feeling of a perfectly tuned power plant roaring to life, allowing all of the horses out of the stable at once, as you release the clutch and nudge the throttle can’t be described; it can only be experienced. In the past few years the trend of building all-out, asphalt-assaulting muscle cars has shifted from making them go fast in a straight line to driving whatever sheet metal happens to tickle your fancy. (more…)