Week of May 16-21
|17||Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|17||Escondido* - Cruisin' Grand - Grand Ave. Downtown - 5PM - 9PM - Info|
|17||Garden Grove* - 12891 Historic Main Street - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|17||Ladera Ranch* - Car & Bike Show - Ollie & Jax Pub & Pizza 27742 Antonio Pkwy. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|17||Redondo Beach* - Cruise at the Beach - Ruby's Diner 245 N. Harbor Dr. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|18-19||El Mirage - SCTA Land Speed Racing - El Mirage Dry Lake Bed - Info|
|18-19||Pomona - NMCA West Coast Shootout Car Show - 2780 Fairplex - 9AM - Flyer|
|18-19||Santa Barbara - Wheels and Waves Classic Car & Hot Rod Show - Info|
|18||Bell Canyon - 10th Annual Nuts About Cars - 30 Hackamore Lane - 1PM - 4PM - Flyer|
|18||Cerritos - MoparFest 3 - 18803 Studebaker Rd. - Noon - 4PM - Flyer|
|18||Chatsworth - Classic Ford Car Show - California Car Cover 9525 De Soto Ave. - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|18||Chino Hills - 4th Annual Hot Rod & Bike Show - The Shoppes Grand Ave. & Peyton Dr. - 10AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|18||Fullerton - Muckenthaler Hot Rods & Customs Show - 1201 W. Malvern Ave. - 8AM - 2PM - Info|
|18||Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM|
|18||Las Flores - Las Flores Classic Car Show - Oso & Antonio Pkwys - 6PM - Flyer|
|18||La Verne - Car Show - La Verne Courtyard Foothill & White - Noon - 6PM - Flyer|
|18||Oceanside - 101 Cafe Color Cruises - Yellow Vehicles - 631 S. Coast Highway. - 8AM - Noon - Flyer|
|18||Orange - Salem Cruise In - 6500 E. Santiago Canyon Rd. - 7AM - 10AM - Flyer|
|18||Pine Valley - 11th Annual Run to the Hills - Historic Highway 80 - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|18||Pomona - All AMC Car Show - 1101 W. McKinley Ave. - 10AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|18||Rancho Cucamonga - 3rd Annual Cruisin' for the Kids - Corner of Haven & Arrow - 9AM - 1PM - Flyer|
|18||Redlands - 22nd Annual Car Show & Chili Cook Off - Sylvan Park - 7AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|18||San Bernardino - San Bernardino Rendezvous - 770 Show Case Dr. - 10AM - 6PM - Flyer|
|18||Simi Valley - 8th Annual Charity Car Show - Simi Valley Town Center - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|18||Simi Valley - Rock 'n Roll Cafe Cruise Night - 2196 Tapo St. - 3PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|18||Stanton - 12th Annual Spring Car Show - 7800 Katella Ave. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|18||Upland - Classic Car Show & Toys for Tots Drive - Historic Downtown Upland - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|19||Anaheim* - Hooter's Car & Bike Show - 2438 E. Katella Ave. - 4PM - 7PM - Flyer|
|19||Buena Park - Picker's Paradise Automotive Swap Meet - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 7AM - 1PM - Flyer|
|19||Carson - Coffee & Donuts at Back in the Day Classics - 21126 S. Avalon Blvd. - 7AM - 10AM - Flyer|
|19||Fullerton - Muckenthaler Concours d'Elegance - 1201 W. Malvern Ave. - 10AM - 4PM - Info|
|19||Hesperia - 6th Annual Open House Car & Boat Show - 10360 I Ave. - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|19||La Habra - 4th Annual Collins Cruising for a Cure - 401 N. Palm St. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|19||Marina Del Rey* - Million Dollar Breakfast Club - Starbuck's 4700 Admiralty Way - 7AM - 10AM - Flyer|
|19||Newport Beach* - Octane at Newport Dunes Resort - 1131 Back Bay Dr. - 8AM - 10:30AM - Flyer|
|19||Oceanside - El Camino Wildcat Foundation Car Show - 400 Rancho del Oro Dr. - 10AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|19||Old Town Pasadena - Concorso Ferrari - Colorado Ave. - 10AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|19||Riverside - Mopars in May at CSDR - 3044 Horace St. - 8AM - 3:30PM - Flyer|
|19||Riverside - 5th Annual Phil Braybrooks Memorial Car Show - 3230 Motor Circle - 7AM - 1PM - Flyer|
|19||San Diego - Plastic Fantastic XXXVI All Corvette Show - Seaport Village - 7AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|19||Whittier - 5th Annual Car Show - 9800 S. Mills Ave. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|19||Woodland Hills* - Supercar Sunday - Topanga Canyon & Erwin St. - 7AM - 10AM - Info|
|20||Foothill Ranch* - Von Fink Cruise Nite - Miguel's 26592 Towne Centre Dr. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|21||Laguna Hills* - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
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'Swing Kids' has EVERYTHING to capture the era of the 1940s - music, love, passion, style, AMAZING dance moves, and of course classic cars. With a lot of wrong things happening in Germany many sought dancing as an outlet to get away, however, during a time when swing music was banned, a group of kids come to terms with the price for freedom.
A ’47 FleetLine is the game and “Dana’s Desire” is the name.
Once found in a junk yard, owner and builder, Alex Gomez knew the hidden potential this classic had and made sure it was nothing less than perfection.
His talent was recognized and featured in the June ’98 ‘LowRider Magazine’ issue.
I got the honor to meet Alex at the SFV (
Twice in one month?!
I can’t seem to get enough of ‘Gasser Lounge’…
First, it was my adventures at “Star Wars de Mayo” (<-- click) this past weekend and now for
See flyers (below) for details
What do you get when you attend a “Star Wars de Mayo” party?? It’s easy – a bunch of festive people with their own interpretation of costumes.
According to Wikipedia (yes, I trust it’s knowledge as far as the next sentence goes) – “May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture, books and honor the films. It is called Star Wars Day because of the significance of the "May Fourth Movement" as an anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement, a major theme of the original films and of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Because the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say "May the fourth be with you" on this day.” (photo -bleow- courtesy of Instagram)
It also helps that it’s the day before Cinco de Mayo which gives people, in the U.S at least, more of a reason to start early in the weekend to go out and get drunk with little to no judgment.
I, of course, started my weekend celebration on the 4th and there was no other place I could’ve had a great time in than at ‘Gasser Lounge'…
The night was chilly, but of course that didn’t stop me from rockin’ a grayish blue dress with small white flowers with a hint of yellow all over. I matched yellow pumps in which I purchased at one of my favorite thrift / modern shops- 33 Rooms and my hair was styled with victory rolls adorned with a shimmery gold flower hair accessory.
My friend Lilly joined me for a night that would include Long Island Iced Teas, shots of Patron, Jäger mixed with Red Bull, and Sex on the Beach (the drink not the actual *clearing throat*). We arrived around 10p and walked up to a driveway filled with motorcycles, good lookin’ men and a taco truck.
After making my way thru the crowd I came across “Obi-Juan Kenobi” with the lovely “Padme Im-a-chola” by his side and entourage “Darth Vato” and “Yodale”. A good looking bunch I clearly didnt want to mess with.
Inside I got to see a “Storm Trooper” and “Boba Fett” (Derek and Ashley Hildebrandt) share a kiss.
I met the lovely Elizabeth who bought me the first two rounds of alcohol. Elizabeth- a
As the evening was coming to an end and the goodbyes were being made, I met "Princess Ade-Leia" and "Edgar Villa" who represented both Star Wars and the Mexican soldiers, 'Adelita' and 'Pancho Villa'. Two more great reasons to LOVE "Star Wars de Mayo".
by Ryan Cash
Story: If my life mirrored a movie scene.
Day: Saturday, April 27th
Place: ‘Pin Up Girl Clothing’ and ‘VIVA Cantina’
I joined the vivacious Nicole from ‘NicCoCo Creations’ to Micheline Pitts
I met Nicole outside the store so we could walk into the unexpected and as we entered the ceiling to floor glass double doors, the scene was a snapshot out of a 40's movie. The women styled in “vintage” or “modern vintage” dresses and the men wore suits, ties, and shiny shoes. The smiles were endless and the friendly energy filled the room.
Chilled cider served in the back across the eclectic artwork from the talent of Leobarda “Lucky Hellcat” Grijalva made nice eye candy.
Nicole was my intro lady. Talent knows talent and I was able to meet some pin up models that worked with Nicole in the past. I got to meet the elegant pin up models, Ashley Nichole and Angelique Noire, who radiate classy (blog coming soon). I also got to know the gorgeous pin up model Erika Reno who's also a make up artist, and while the stylish and hilarious Tamera Von Tart showed me the custom made classic jewelry pieces she makes, we all enjoyed seeing the set up of what was soon to come.
Doris Mayday was gathering the crowd so the rockin’ ‘Rhythm Shakers’ could start performing (yes, there was a band playing). Soon as the music started pumping, Doris Mayday started to show off her smooth moves. It was a great start for what lied ahead.
While the release party came to an end the party continued after at ‘VIVA Cantina’. VIVA is the hidden gem of the SFV. A lot of great artists perform and the eclectic scene makes for an epic night. I met up with my ladies Nicole and Tamera Von Tart where I met, cool cat ‘Skratch’ (from Skratch’s Garage) who is, as his business card states, “ I ain’t the best, but Im better than you!”
It was great seeing everyone pumped up to see the Rhythm Shakers continue their performance and to hear DJ Chuy “spin the wildest wax on the planet.” When the music started so did the dance moves- feet stomping (courtesy of Jose Valdez), skirts twirling (courtesy of Miss Ruby Rockabilly and Erandi Moren) and cheers belting to what ended up being one of the best weekends of my life.
by Ryan Cash
Ahhh, springtime. That wonderful time of year when skies become brighter, skirts become shorter, and peoples’ winter projects come rolling out of their garaged hibernation. Normally, a trip to Las Vegas on Easter weekend would be the jump-off point for celebrating another year of all three of these things, as it has been for the past decade for me. But as great as past experiences have been, I couldn’t help but tire of being stuck in the same hotel, seeing the same people, the same “projects” that have yet to ditch their primer day after day, year after year. To paraphrase the late, great Lux Interior, I was lookin’ for some new kind of kick.
But for the past few months, a number of like-minded individuals continually mentioned a show further out than a four-hour drive through Death Valley. They raved on and on about a friendlier, more laid back setting. One where the desert sun didn’t keep you indoors unless it was truly necessary to venture out to the steaming pile of black asphalt, and where the famous Texas hospitality flowed through town like barbecue sauce out of a squeeze bottle.
The place? Austin, Texas. The event? The 12th Annual Lone Star Round Up. For those who have been yearning for something completely different out of their annual Spring pilgrimage, this shindig is for you.
Since its inception, the 'LoneStar Round Up' has been about the splendor and the glory that is the automobile. It’s not a clusterf*** of attitudes, penny slots and inebriated vanity with an obligatory parking lot of hack jobs thrown in for saving face.
No, this is kustom kar kulture at its finest, and it shows the second you walk in through the gates of the Travis County Expo Center, minutes east of downtown Austin. It’s genuine hot rods, taildraggin’ sleds, skinny-tired gassers and glorious chop tops as far as your eyes can gaze. It keeps to the tradition of great car shows like the 'Pomona Grand Nationals' and 'Mooneye’s Christmas Party', where the car is the star. What sets Lone Star apart from these shows, however, is the energy and atmosphere that it draws from the city of Austin.
To the credit of the Kontinentals Car Club, who organize this event to perfection, there are a number of amazing vendors, bands, and local grub to keep you occupied for hours on end. Where else can you enjoy some amazing local bratwursts while watching the insanely good Junior Brown perform to a lucky crowd of fans? Chances are, you won’t be seeing that in Pomona any time soon. Or where can you find a nice, shady tree surrounded by swaths of comfortable grass, where you can take a nap and begin to sleep off the six-pack of Lone Star tall cans you’ve thoroughly enjoyed? Good luck trying that in Vegas. The last time I tried, I was asked to vacate the
Now even the most fervent of grease monkeys will want to find something else to occupy their time, and they couldn’t have picked a better place than Austin to do so. Known for decades as a bastion of all things musical and counter-culture, Austinites do their best to show the tens of thousands of visitors from abroad a great time. From the endless parties local car clubs and speed shops throw on the outskirts of downtown, to the cruising and shopping on Congress Avenue in the SoCo neighborhood, to the borderline hedonism lovingly referred to as 6th Street, the wonderful residents of the City of the Violet Crown don’t just center their annual hot rod celebration in one venue – they let it take over and spread like a shop rag fire. Needless to say, my friends and I had very little problems with partaking in the celebrations – our bloodshot eyes and recovering livers can attest to that.
There comes a time in one’s life when tastes and preferences evolve. When the comfort of repetition and familiarity no longer seem, well… comfortable. While I’ll always look at my past experiences in
by D.B Bean