|10||Granada Hills* - Tuesday Cruz-In - Chatsworth & Lindley St. - 6PM - Flyer|
|10||Laguna Hills* - Dark - Show Returns on 01-07-14 - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|11||Downey* - Bob's Big Boy Broiler Drive-In - 7447 Firestone Blvd. - 5PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|11||Riverside* - Original Roadhouse Grill - 3838 Tyler St. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|11||Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|11||West Covina* - Car & Bike Show at Hooters - 3041 E. Garvey Ave. N. - 4:30PM - 7:30PM - Flyer|
|12||Anaheim* - Thursday Night Cruise at Angelos - Brookhurst & Ball - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|13||Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|13||Carson - Road Kings So. Bay Cruise Night - 270 E. Sepulveda Blvd. - 6PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|13||Garden Grove* - 12891 Historic Main Street - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|13||Riverside - Tuxie's Carshow - 6030 Magnolia Ave. - 5PM - Flyer|
|14||El Segundo - ADM Camino Christmas Toy Challenge - ADM 610 Lairport St. - Noon - 4PM - Flyer|
|14||Garden Grove - Elks Lodge 1952 - 11551 Trask Ave. - 10AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|14||Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM|
|14||Ontario - No Boundries presents Toys for Tots - 725 N. Milliken Ave. - 1PM - 5PM - Flyer|
|14||Oxnard - Mullin Automotive Museum - 1421 Emerson Ave. - 10AM - 3PM - Info|
|14||Redondo Beach - New Date - Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show - 245 N. Harbor Dr. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|15||Buena Park - Picker's Paradise Automotive Swap Meet - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 7AM - 1PM - Flyer|
|15||Carson - Canceled Next Show will be in March 2014 - Coffee & Donuts at Back in the Day Classics|
|15||Lakewood* - Classic Cruisers Association - Fuddrucker's - 5229 Clark Ave. - 1PM - 5PM - Flyer|
|17||Granada Hills* - Tuesday Cruz-In - Chatsworth & Lindley St. - 6PM - Flyer|
|17||Laguna Hills* - Dark - Show Returns on 01-07-14 - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
*= Recurring Cruise Nights
Most people know the movie La Bamba because it depicts the story of legendary singer Ritchie Valens. La Bamba is a tear jerker in the end, but it definitely is a classic that is a MUST SEE.
Donna's Dads cruel joke - 1950 Ford Custom; "Bobbo's Gift to Ritchie - 1959 Ford Thunderbird; Bob's fix-up car towards the end of movie - 1948 Packard Super Eight; The Ice Cream truck - 1953 Chevrolet ½-Ton; Rudy's ride - 1955 Pontiac Chieftain
There’s no better American tradition than when a father and son spend quality time restoring classic cars.
...and Mike & Gary Brown are the best example.
…and right there I knew, we’d be friends (with the exception of him trying to kill me).
Since the age of 4,
I made plans to visit
When I got to
After showing me around his garage, his grandmother’s garage (project cars), we decided to take a visit to Mike’s house to check out 2 other cars, a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback 351 4v and another 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible.
When we arrived, there I met the man with the stoic face yet laid back, funny personality, Mike "Maverick" Brown. Mike by the age of 18 had already known all the tricks of the trade. He sold his first car (a’63 Ford Galaxy) at the age of 16. Mike’s hobby became a full time passion in which he passed down to both his son's, Gary & Jason. When Mike is not with his car club the ‘SoCal Cougar Club, he and Gary spend time finding the next great project. Between these two men they have a total of 11 cars and it’s clear that they know what they are doing.
Spending my afternoon with these wonderful, smart, passionate people (mom & wife Sharon, brother Jason, Gary and Mike)- I really wanted them to adopt me.
by Ryan Cash