Go! With Moon!

Words and pictures by PVT Runner Ian.

A few months prior, I was made aware of an upcoming event that I’ve had on my bucket list to attend. It was an open house day at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. This event happens once a year, usually in July and it’s a small gathering of hot rod fans, as well as a few select Japanese and European classics.

Mid summer in SoCal, you can just about guarantee that it’s going to be a hot day outside but the clear skies made for a great opportunity for those candy paint jobs to shine.

The event took over 3 separate lots around the main store, each with its own set of quality cars to check out. Of course a plethora of big body cruisers made their presence known, laid out on the floor in proper fashion.

I personally am not too well-versed in the details of this era of cars, but how can any gear head not appreciate the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into these vehicles? Just the shape alone of these sleds, gorgeous!

Another fun part about the event is the attendees themselves, dressed to impress and to represent the culture of hot rodding properly. It’s not just about the cars, it’s a lifestyle. This is a culture, embedding deep into the roots of SoCal style and it’s going nowhere anytime soon.

Though I might not know too much about these cars, it was still a great time. Great vibes, music of course and good company.

Also, to wrap the weekend: a new addition to the family. Many adventures ahead, stay tuned y’all!

A Visit To Garage Star

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Last week, I paid a visit to my buddy Kenjo at his shop, Garage Star.
Some of you might have seen the article which Mike Garrett posted on SpeedHunters last year. Since then, I knew that when I would go back to Sacramento I had to see his new location.

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Parking is very limited in his lot. Which is occupied by his employees and friends, most of the time.
First come, first serve!

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Walking right in, you can’t miss the glorious wall of wheels being displayed. Some of them are for sale by the way!
(If you’re interested, visit Circuit Dreamer)

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All of Kenjo’s products are made in house, in the good ‘ole USA!

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Looking out from inside the shop I noticed a 1976 Celica pulling up. I found out it belongs to Tom, one of the owners of Circuit Dreamer.

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Man, I miss living the independent car shop life.
Til next time, Kenjo… Peace!