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!
By the way, I want to live in that picture.
How I felt about the opening of Shark Week 2019:
Yeah that pretty much sums it up. Anyway, here is my version of Shark Week:
Looked like fun times back then. Nowadays AC comes standard on cars. Back in the 70’s all the way up to the 90’s AC was optional.
Now imagine working in this blazing heat in a shop or something of that nature. I can’t believe I survived doing that years back. It’s been humid this whole week, which made it hard to get anything done on the cars. But today I managed to get some maintenance done on the ol’ Civic.
Good thing that the temperature drops at night; I was able to get more things done and tidy up Ryu so he wouldn’t look like I’m living in it lol
With the maintenance all done and car all cleaned up, it makes me feel like: