|3||Granada Hills* - Tuesday Cruz-In - Chatsworth & Lindley St. - 6PM - Flyer|
|3||Laguna Hills* - Chick-fil-A - 24011 El Toro Rd. - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|4||Downey* - Bob's Big Boy Broiler Drive-In - 7447 Firestone Blvd. - 5PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|4||El Cajon - Cajon Classic Cruise Parade of Lights - Main & Magnolia - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|4||Pomona - Prolong Twilight Cruise Night - NHRA Museum 1101 W. McKinley Ave. - 4PM - 8PM - Info|
|4||Simi Valley* - Weekly Cruise Night - See Flyer for Location - Changes Each Week - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|4||West Covina* - Car & Bike Show at Hooters - 3041 E. Garvey Ave. N. - 4:30PM - 7:30PM - Flyer|
|5||Anaheim* - Angelos Cruise Nite - Brookhurst & Ball - 5PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|5||Irwindale - Thursday Night Thunder - Irwindale Dragstrip 500 Speedway Dr. - 5PM - 10PM - Flyer|
|5||Seal Beach* - Aircooled Anarchy Meet & Greet - In-N-Out 12359 Seal Beach Blvd. - 7PM - Flyer|
|6||Buena Park* - Classic Car Fridays - Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose St. - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|6||Costa Mesa - First Fridays Roadshow & Toy Drive - 77 Fair Drive - 5:30PM - 7:30PM - Flyer|
|6||Garden Grove* - 12891 Historic Main Street - 4PM - 8PM - Flyer|
|6||Huntington Beach - SoCalLx Club Meet-n-Greet - 19102 Beach Blvd. - 6PM - 11PM - Flyer|
|7||Fullerton - Rotors, Wings & Wheels Fest - 4011 W. Commonwealth Ave. - Noon - 6PM - Flyer|
|7||Harbor City - 7th Annual Simpson Winter Sale & Car Show - 1407 W. 240th St. - 8:30AM - 12:30PM - Flyer|
|7||Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM|
|7||Indio - Riverside County Classic Car Show - 82-503 Hwy. 111 - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|7||Irwindale - Mooneyes Xmas Party Show & Drags - Irwindale Speedway - 6AM - Info|
|7||Fontana - Auto Enthusiast Day - 9300 Cherry Ave. - 11AM - 4PM - Info|
|7||Lakewood* - Fuddrucker's Christmas Show - 5229 Clark Ave - Noon - 4PM - Pre '78 Cars - Flyer - 3 TVs & more|
|7||Ontario - 15th Annual Christmas on Euclid Show, Shine & Shop - Euclid Ave. - 9AM - 2PM - Flyer|
|7||Palm Springs* - Palm Spring Cruising Association Cruise Night - 72-840 Hwy. 111 - 1PM - 5PM - Flyer|
|7||Redondo Beach - 6th Annual Cruise at the Beach Christmas Car Show - 245 N. Harbor Dr. - 9AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|7||Ventura - Ventura Auto Swap Meet Hot Rods & Harleys - 4667 Telegraph Rd. - 7AM - 3PM - Flyer|
|7||Westminster - Latin Gents Cruise Night - 13425 Beach Blvd. - 2PM - 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
When celebrating 4 years of a successful business you want to make sure you celebrate in style and that is exactly what ‘Gasser Lounge’ did. Over the weekend I got to witness my first “bar-ty”- what is that you ask? Well from what I saw on this weekender, “Gasocalypse’ it involves plenty of alcohol, good looking people, a pool party (yes, a pool at a bar) and LIVE bands such as 'Fart Barf' and 'Curly Wolf'. However, before I go on the wild adventure that was “Gasocalypse” let me take you back as to how my love for ‘Gasser Lounge’ (<--click to read) ensued.
I met owner Mike last year July and from the moment I approached him for an interview, he welcomed me with open arms. Mike is the guy that looks like a bad ass, most likely is a bad ass on streets (I really can’t confirm) and yet has one of the friendliest professional demeanors I’ve ever met. He always makes sure his customers are satisfied (in his establishment…Oh you know what I mean) and he always goes above and beyond to show the community his support.
Now with that being said, although Mike is a man of business he surely knows how to throw a 3 day 4 year anniversary party! I visited Saturday and Sunday and the experience I got from the weekender left me wanting more.
On Saturday I arrived around 9pm with the lovely pin up model ‘Tamera Von Tart’ and my wonderful friend Lilly- a change in schedule made for an early arrival and it seemed as though we got there in perfect time. We walked into an already crowded bar and decided to start off with some Patron shots which soon followed with a Jägermeister and RedBull that the handsome bartender Jeff served me. We met a few lovelies that got us to talk about kids and exes (yea, same difference) and then after the third drink in, “Curly Wolf” got on stage to perform.
This was my first time watching the greatness that is ‘Curly Wolf’. Their sound is a combination of Punk and Honky Tonk- two of my personal favorite genres. They definitely knew how to end my evening with some soul.
Sunday was a HOT (in more ways than one) day. I really didn’t know what to expect. I heard of a pool party, but never did I anticipate that a bar would be the location of this celebration. I arrived around 4pm, by myself, and just as what a pool party would entail, ‘Gasser Lounge’ pulled it off. There was a midsize inflatable pool with just the right amount of “floaties” to entertain and there was a lifeguard tower (safety first people) and “The Creep Machine” (don’t ask) off to the corner. I arrived to find myself with the sweetheart that is Lee and the lovelies Laura and Meg. These people in the short amount of time that I’ve known them have always been awesome to hang with. After a few pictures of the wet n’ wild outside, Laura invited me to some drinks inside- this is when the craziness started and the pictures will tell it all. Enjoy!
by Ryan Cash