|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
To be into the car scene a person does not need to have a car. There are different traits that bring the car culture community together, whether it is having a car/motorcycle in a club or sharing talents to keep the classics in mint condition.
For Hernan D’Aloia his fourteen year talents keep the car clubs going back. Self taught, Hernan has made a name for himself with his eleven year business. He has made engraving an art form. From cars, DUBS, Motorcycles, SUVs, LowRider bikes to strollers, Hernan’s has given engraving a new meaning.
For more detailed information on this artist's work, check out:
by Ryan Cash
A car club ends up being a way of life and this is true for the “Lifestyle” car club. With only one chapter in East L.A the car club is anything, but small. Having 80 members and 67 cars, member Lou Serrano shows me the hard work they put into their creations.
Lou first fell in love with a classic ‘77 Monte Carlo and it’s with that affection that started his passion in the “Lifestyle” car club. Having many opportunities to do not only “special events” for the elite, “Lifestyle” dedicates their time for charities such as the SFVHS.
by Ryan Cash
For the first car show, San Fernando Valley High took a lot of preparation. Car shows unite not only family and friends but a lot of spectators. Classic cars nowadays are becoming a trend but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are cheap. Many people invest a lot of time and money into displaying their hard work - whether it’s for something as simple as a cruise and/or a car show.
With triple digit summer weather, I knew that my day was going to be long and hot. I was nervous because many people don’t know how to react to a stranger approaching them asking for an interview. Receiving side eyed looks, procrastination, and nervousness I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, when I reached the, “Artistics” the nervousness seemed to have ceased when the club was very welcoming. Not only were the guys gentleman but they were very funny and sweet.
After the interview they didn’t feel the need to rush me off but instead they offered me a seat, water and some fruit to munch on so I wouldn’t faint during my mission to interview more clubs.
The “Artistics” made my first day of interviewing a day starting and ending with confidence, good humor and hydration. Thank you, “Artistics” for showing me that chivalry isn’t dead.
by Ryan Cash
Car clubs are not just for the cars, but a great way to make the family bond stronger. President Eugene “Gino” Procter says, “it starts with family and stays within family.”
The “Ultimate Riders” definitely define their values by not only volunteering their time for the annual SFVHS charity, but also for “Toys for Tots” during Christmas time.
Nine years with the “Ultimate Riders” and sixteen years total in the car scene, Gino lets me know that the four chapter’s club; Utah, St. Louis, Idaho and SFV is a great way to have good times with the people you love the most. Between cruises in Riverside and the time volunteered the sixteen members, eighteen car clubs sure makes for those moments in life memorable.
by Ryan Cash
Car clubs are not always big in numbers member wise, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have as a great of an impact in the car scene.
The “USO” car club has been growing worldwide, making the car scene internationally known. With chapters not only in the US but Canada, Alaska, Sweden, Australia, Hawaii, and Italy; “USO” has been doing big things in just there SFV chapter. Having only four members and five cars the SFV chapter stands strong.
President Joey Alcazar is young, but he is very wise in the detail that it takes to make a classic beauty. Starting at the age of twenty-one, Joey takes on a project that by the age of twenty- three lets him realize the potential he has to offer. His ’58 Chevy Del Rey radiates classic beauty. How could it not? He learned from his father's car club for seven years.
“USO” specializes not only in LowRider bikes and cars, but also in SUVs, strollers, as well as classic cars such as the ’68 Chevy Caprice that member Art had proudly displayed. The ‘68 Chevy Caprice has been a winner in the Las Vegas Super Show and has been featured in LowRider magazine.
For Alejandro “Chino” Vega skills seem to come natural for the “3x LowRider of the year, ORGULLO MEXICANO” winner. His “three carat” pride and joy showed me what details fall for such a masterpiece. In awe all I could do was ask ‘Chino’ what inspires such creativity and he replied, “it depends on how far the competitor is going.” Whatever the demands are, ‘Chino’ makes sure that with the murals that are designed on the cars, “very little to no nudity is accepted. We are a family oriented car club that likes to respect the families that do get to see our cars.”
by Ryan Cash