For the second year in a row, the Huntington Beach Holiday Toy Drive & Car Show invaded Four Sons Brewing for a fun filled day of Hot Rod’s and holiday cheer. Despite a weather forecast that threatened to dampen this year’s Toy Drive and Car Show, Saturday turned out to the perfect southern California sunny day, and ideal weather for the classic car owners and enthusiasts who came out to enjoy the day’s activities.
A DAY FULL OF HOLIDAY GIVING, FRIENDS & FAMILY…
Friends and family started showing up early, and most everyone hung out for the entire event. Throughout the day, participants and spectators were treated to more than 60 classic cars, live pinstriping by Von Hot Rod, a parts raffle, local food and craft beer, an engine building competition by the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, and so much more. Let’s take a look back at this great event.
Grill Master Steven Migliore and his son prepared some tacos for all to enjoy.
“Hot Rod” Bob Beck making the rounds with the Great American Auto Scene.
Jeff Carr enjoying a beautiful day in Huntington Beach, CA.
This was Mr. and Mrs. Dave Muro’s first show with their Ruby & Pearl 1956 Chevy Belair. It was built by RMD Garage, and it is immaculate. Beautiful car!
Thomas H. Raber, A.K.A. Gator is nothing but smiles!
Local Legend Dano, Bobby Zee and Tammy Roberts Laflamme having a great time at the Holiday Toy Drive & Car Show.
Pop’s 1972 C10 was looking extra festive with it’s grill wreath. This truck’s engine was part of an #AutoRevolution build project, and is loaded with Trans-Dapt products and some Hedman Hedders. Thanks for coming out to the show and surprising us with a customized skateboard deck for the raffle! #HedmanEquipped
Von Hot Rod laying down some smooth lines on Darryl Dier’s Powder Blue 1964 Chevy C10 Stepside Truck.
Lee Shaka’s awesome 1923 T-bucket roadster!
A classic look for Tom C.’s 1932 Model B Ford Roadster.
Hedman Hedders specializes in helping vehicles unlock their true power potential and is always looking for ways to diversify ourselves from the rest, whether that means creating products for more vehicles or creating a new product segment like we did with our mid-length headers. Read the rest of this entry →
The Hedman Performance Group is excited to host the unveil the Intro Wheels Camaro built by Rob Phillips of PCHRODS at the 2016 SEMA Show. Commissioned by Jose Moreno, the owner of Intro Wheels, this one of a kind 1969 Camaro was built to combine modern luxury with pro-touring performance. The result is a car with the class, sophistication, and performance to rival any modern luxury sports car. The unveil will be taking place on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 10:30am in the Hedman booth (#22343) and will also be broadcast live on the Hedman Facebook page [link: www.facebook.com/hedmannation].
CW Restoration Shop has a second vehicle it is bringing out to the 2013 SEMA Show – a 1957 Chevy Cameo pickup. This pickup hosts a number of upgrades from the Hedman Performance Group on its small block powerplant including a set of Hedman Hedders, Hamburger’s Performance Valve Covers, and a Trans Dapt dipstick. Emphasizing the smallest of details is what this truck is all about. Looking at the finish of the wood in the bed, the trim and gauges on the dash, and colored accenting throughout shows the kind of attention to detail that this world class builder put into this project.
This beautiful Cameo will be on display in the Griffin Thermal Products booth (#24935) of the SEMA Show in the Central Hall, so make sure you stop by and check it out. For more pictures of the build, check out the gallery below or head on over to CW Restoration Shop’s Facebook.
John Wargo from The Custom Shop is bringing this wild 5th Gen Camaro out to the 2013 SEMA Show. John and his crew left nothing untouched on this highly customized Camaro they call SSL727. The body has been widened front and rear with custom fender flares that flow into redesigned front and rear bumpers. The car has also undergone a conversion from 2+2 convertible to two-seat roadster with a custom 5,000-watt Sony audio/video system taking residence in the former rear seating area hiding underneath the motorized tonneau cover. But don’t fool yourself into thinking that this Camaro is all show and no go. The 727 in its moniker comes from the horsepower output of the Procharged LSX376 with Hedman Hedders hiding underneath its highly stylized hood. Bringing this monster to a stop is the job of its 16-inch Brembo brakes that reside within the 22-inch Forgeline wheels while its Eibach suspension and Granatelli subframe connectors keep it firmly planted on the road.
SSL727 will be on display outside of the SEMA Show in the Car Crazy booth so make sure you stop by and check it out. For more pictures of the build, check out the gallery below or head on over to builder John Wargo’s Facebook.
Once a year the Southern California classic, muscle car, and hot rod communities descend upon the Orange County Fairgrounds to attend the Cruisin’ for a Cure Charity Car Show. Benefitting the City of Hope Foundation and raising money to fund Prostate Cancer research, this car show is the largest charity classic/custom auto show in the world and had over 3,400 cars in attendance for 2012. But this car show is more than just a fundraiser; it is a place to celebrate the automotive lifestyle. To help embrace this lifestyle, the show has more than just the normal rows of parked cars. Weaving throughout the show grounds is a half-mile long “Cruisin’” route that allows owners to fire up their rides and take part in one of the staples of American car culture – cruising. Read the rest of this entry →