If you are looking to head to a car show, race, cruise or flugtag in the Los Angeles area this is the weekend to do it.
Friday September 20th:
For some Route 66 nostalgia there is the Route 66 Cruise Rendezvous on historic Euclid Avenue in Ontario at 6PM with pinstripers and also in San Bernardino at the San Manuel baseball stadium from 8am-4pm.
Saturday September 21st:
Although not technically automobiles, not technically anything, on Saturday is Red Bull Flugtag is at Long beach harbor. The event is free and starts at noon. Teams try to build creative flying machines and jump them off a ramp into Long beach harbor. Team descriptions about their flying machines are an interesting read.
This weekend is the Coronado Speed Festival. Part of fleet week in San Diego the cars are 1952-1988 model years, races are by year. A lot like the Motorsports reunion at Mazda Laguna Seca raceway in August, these are historic race cars still racing. The event is all weekend. Tickets range from $25 ages 13+ - $45 for the weekend pass at the gate. Only $40 to be in the car show and attend the event. Children and active military free. It is on the military base so no liquids or metal is allowed with small exceptions. Expect to be searched and show your ID.
It is Mooneyes Hotrod night at Irwindale Speedway. Mooneyes is a well-known company for making custom parts for drag, race and street cars. Starts at 5PM but there are races at 7PM as well. Races are trucks, mini stock and skid plate which is very exciting to watch.
Today is also a 401K club open garage day in Anaheim. 401k hot rods open its doors for all to see what they do and how they do it.
For woodie lovers, there is a HUGE gathering of woodies at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. Called Wavecrest, the event is from 8AM to 3PM with party Friday night and morning cruise on Sunday.
Sunday September 22nd:
Whittier is having a car and motorcycle show at St Gregory the Great school. It is pre-1978 cars and trucks and motorcycles. From 9AM to 2PM and partial proceeds go to the students.
At the Newport Dunes resort in Newport Beach is Octane. It is from 8AM-10:30AM, a cars and coffee deal. Russo & Steele auction cars will be there so it is a high end car show.
Today is the cycle show & swap at Long Beach veterans stadium. A cool swapmeet for parts, tools and supplies.
For those of you around Sylmar, at the Olive Festival there are car shows both Saturday and Sunday. Classic Saturday and modern cars on Sunday. Those are from noon to 8PM.
Galpin Motors will be open to the public for their 60th anniversary. BBQ, music and outdoor Go kart track as well as other activities for the kids will be set up. Galpin's private collection can be viewed today. At Galpin Motors whics is at 15505 roscoe blvd in North Hills from 10AM-3PM.