Week of JUNE 14-16
|14-16||Pismo Beach 28th Annual Classic at Pismo Beach - Flyer|
|14||Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|14||Carson - Road Kings So. Bay Cruise Night - 270 E. Sepulveda Blvd. - 6PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|14||Escondido* - Cruisin' Grand - Grand Ave. Downtown - 5PM - 9PM - Info|
|14||Garden Grove* - 12891 Historic Main Street - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|14||Inglewood - 10th Annual Vegas to L.A. Car & Bike Show - 3363 W. Century Blvd. - 4PM - 9PM - Flyer|
|14||Ladera Ranch* - Car & Bike Show - Ollie & Jax Pub & Pizza 27742 Antonio Pkwy. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|14||Pomona - So-Cal Speed Shop Open House - 1357 E. Grand Ave. - 3PM - 7PM - Info|
|14||Pomona - Walden Speed Shop Open House - 1040 Price Ave. - 6PM - Info|
|14||Redondo Beach* - Cruise at the Beach - Ruby's Diner 245 N. Harbor Dr. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|15-16||Pomona - 49th Annual L.A. Roadsters Show & Swap - Fairplex - Info|
|15||Corona - Father's Day Car Meet - 450 Hidden Valley Parkway - 2PM - 5PM - Flyer|
|15||Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM|
|15||Los Alamitos - 16th Annual Dad's Day Saturday Car Show - 4505 Katella Ave. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|15||Mentone - ABC's 2nd Annual Car Show - 1325 Amethyst Street - 8AM - 11AM - Flyer|
|15||Northridge - 24th June Car Show - 9650 Reseda Blvd. - 10AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|15||Oceanside - 101 Cafe Color Cruises White Vehicles - 631 S. Coast Highway. - 8AM - Noon - Flyer|
|15||Simi Valley - Rock 'n Roll Cafe Cruise Night - 2196 Tapo St. - 3PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|15||Sun Valley* - Roaders Car Club Cruise Night - Bob's Big Boy 8274 Sunland Blvd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|15||Tehachapi - Red Hot Classic Car Show - Historic Downtown Tehachapi - 11AM - 4PM - Flyer|
|15||West Covina* - Hooter's Car & Bike Show - 3041 E. Garvey Avenue N. - 11AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|15||Yorba Linda - 6th Annual Dan Aungst Memorial Classic Car Show - 16800 Imperial Hwy - 9AM - 1PM - Flyer|
|16||Anaheim* - Hooter's Car & Bike Show - 2438 E. Katella Ave. - 4PM - 7PM - Flyer|
|16||Beverly Hills - Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance - Wilshire Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd. - 10AM - 4PM - Info|
|16||Brea - 9th Annual Cruisin' Brea - 330 W. Birch St. - 10AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|16||Carson - Coffee & Donuts at Back in the Day Classics - 21126 S. Avalon Blvd. - 7AM - 10AM - Flyer|
|16||Costa Mesa - Nissan Jam - 2850 Harbor Blvd. - 10AM - 2PM - Info|
|16||Marina Del Rey* - Million Dollar Breakfast Club - Starbuck's 4700 Admiralty Way - 7AM - 10AM - Flyer|
|16||Murrieta - 43rd Annual Father's Day Car Show - California Oaks Sports Park - 6:30AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|16||Newport Beach* - Octane at Newport Dunes Resort - 1131 Back Bay Dr. - 8AM - 10:30AM - Flyer|
|16||Pasadena - Pasadena Police Classic Car Show - Paseo Colorado at 300 E. Green St. - 10AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|16||San Bernardino - 1st Annual Father's Day Car Show - 1499 E. Highland Ave. - 10AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|16||San Dimas* - Red Robin Tunes & Fumes - 565 W. Arrow - 4PM - 7PM - Flyer|
|16||West Hills - 6th Annual Mike Boisclair Car Show - 22450 Sherman Way - 3:30PM - Flyer|
|16||Woodland Hills* - Supercar Sunday - Topanga Canyon & Erwin St. - 7AM - 10AM - Info|
|18||Laguna Hills* - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|19||Downey* - Bob's Big Boy Broiler Drive-In - 7447 Firestone Blvd. - 5PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|19||El Cajon* - Cajon Classic Cruise - Main St & Magnolia - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|19||Huntington Beach* - Summer Cruise to the House of Brews - 16903 Algonquin St. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|19||Laguna Niguel* - Canceled - Monarch Sunset Cruise at Chelas - Alicia Pkwy. & Niguel Rd.|
|19||San Clemente* - Tommy's Family Restaurant - 1409 S. El Camino Real - 5PM - 7:30PM - Flyer|
|19||Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|20-22||Newport Beach - Russo and Steele Sports & Muscle Auction - Newport Dunes 1131 Back Bay Drive - Info|
Hey Cats and Kittens! I'm @StyleMeClassic - Follow Me!
The newest installment of the 'Fast & Furious' has been out in theaters and if you have yet to watch it- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
As 'Screen Rant' explains (SPOILER ALERT), "The following 25 cars can all be seen in the movie, whether in the background or driven by one of the actors, and they consist of everything from exotic and expensive imports to classic American muscle cars."
*1967 Chevrolet Camaro, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Ford Anvil Mustang, 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 MK1, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, 1971 Jensen Interceptor, just to name the classics.
The ‘Dukes' car club is one of the longest running clubs that tie into Chicano history. In the 1950s the influence of cars was first introduced, but it wasn’t until 1962 that a few neighborhood kids made this influence into a passionate organization. During the years the organization grew and created several chapters throughout
I remember growing up and hearing of the ‘Dukes- So Cal’ and how they stood out from the rest. I got to meet the men behind the car club at the annual car show held at Point Fermin in San Pedro, CA.
I started the day looking forward to meeting new clubs and by the end of the day, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a charcoal grey 1947 Fleetline and the beauty hypnotized me. This car belonged to The Dukes.
When I first saw the ‘Dukes’, I must admit, it was pretty intimidating; the stoic faces and tattooed covered arms made me feel as though I would be walking into an unfriendly crowd- this was not the case when I approached them.
I first met Jason Fernando Ruelas who stood proudly with his pastel yellow ’38 Buick Special. Not only was he friendly at first approach, but the passion he expressed as a ‘Duke’ made me want to sign up and become a member (obviously it’s not that easy to join). Jason was exposed to the creativity at an early age when his father, the late Fernando Ruelas, had taken the time to show Jason the hard work it took to build pedal cars. It was then that Jason’s talent sparked for classic cars.
“Watching my father work on cars made me want to be hands on”
...and that is exactly the talent that showed with his favorite car, the ‘ 38 Buick Special.
Jason’s knowledge of auto mechanics helped him with a career as a long shore man mechanic and he wisely advised,
“Get a good education, but if that’s not what you want to do, get a good trade.”
The ‘Dukes So Cal’ are locally and internationally known. With 32 chapters, 2 chapters in Japan, 1 in Australia, and 1 in Sweden, its no wonder the ‘Dukes’ stand out from the rest.
Jesse Gonzalez, an original member since 1976, represented the ‘Dukes’ by showing me his 1950 Chevy Deluxe, “Style Line 4 Door” that wore the “registered design of the ‘Dukes’ hat and cane” on the back of his car. He informed me that his “favorite car is the 2 door ’47 Fleetline”- a classy car for a classy man.
Joe Rodriguez, President of the Riverside chapter, was the character of the bunch. He and his wife, Becky Rodriguez, shared jokes and stories on not only the love they had for cars, but also for each other. Joe has 25 years total in the car scene and 20 of those years are with the ‘Dukes’ and his loyalty stands out with his '41 Chevy Special Deluxe.
“Cars are my life. I always wanted to be a Duke. Not only did it better me in life, but it showed me the true value of family.”
Some car clubs have the potential to be GREATER than the rest and this has been true for the, ‘Dukes- So Cal’.
by Ryan Cash