40 Ford day car show was nice. While not in Long Beach, La Palma Park in Anaheim is becoming one of my favorite car show venues. I saw a lot of nice cars today including a great 1955 Thunderbird and several 1957 Rancheros. Yes there were also a lot of 1940s era cars as well.
Custom 1941 Ford Panel truck
Cool Car from Chopit Kustom
Red Ford Truck
There was also a nice collection of Whizzer and other motor bikes.
Whizzer Motor Bike
Monark Motor Bike
I’m happy to see one of the trophy winners was a very young gal.
Here is that great 41 panel truck getting a trophy too
Yes, another Orange County car show, but one of the big Long Beach show is coming soon. If I have time I think I will try to stop by the 40 Ford Day on Sunday at La Palma Park in Anaheim. I enjoy this location. the Studebaker show at this park was very nice, let’s hope the Ford show will be done as well. La Palma Park should be a great location for showing off the fine lines of classic Fords.
La Palma Park is about a mile South of the 91 Freeway on Harbor Blvd.
The roadster show was great. I am glad I went back on Sunday for a second day of wonderful cars and interesting people.
One of the most impressive cars I saw on Sunday, that I did not see the day before, was a grand 1936 Beerster Great American Race Car.
I also really enjoyed talking with St. James Davis the owner of a car I saw on Saturday. He has a fascinating story. It turns out that St. James is the owner of Moe the chimpanzee and he has a book about the adventures and misadventure of being dad to a non human primate.
St James Davis and his Car
I pretty much missed the swap meet by the time I got by all the cars and talking with people most of the swap meet venders had packed and were leaving.
End of roadster Swap Meet
packing up a car at the swap meet
Leaving the Roadster swap meet
Almost forgot to mention our friends from Performance Plus had a great display but they were close to the swap meet so it was late by the time I had a chance to stop by to say, Hi.
All in all this was a very good car show. I would recommend the roadster show as a very nice family outing for father’s day.
I had a great time at the roadster show. I managed to make it out to the car show at the Pomona Fairplex on Saturday. For some reason I still think of the Pomona fairgrounds as the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds.
I saw lots of nice cares and talked with many friendly folks. The wealth of knowledge at classic and antique car shows is truly phenomenal.
Friendly People at L.A. Roadster Car Show
Like the information from a show attendant who told me about the airplane engine that is used in thus car.
car with aircraft engine
Airplane Engine In Car
The show had a whole lot of pre 1940 cars.
1913 Ford Speedster
There were some new cars too, well newer that the 1930s and before.
I spent a good amount of time in building 4 talking with venders and they had some very interesting insight too. Being a small business owner I am always interested in the businesses that support and are supported by niche industries.
There were quite a few artists with a variety styles. One art form that was well represented was pin striping. I was lucky enough to walk by just as this attractive artist finished her latest creation.
Cute Car Artist
When I got out of building 4 I was greeted by more great cars and then headed to the swap meet. But time went be so quickly that by the time I reached the swap meet my time was up. The car show had officially closed. It looks like this show will take me at least two days if I want to see everything.
If I can make time I will try to get back for a shorter period of time on Sunday.
I am thinking of attending one of the largest roadster shows, and swap meets in Southern California.
It is this weekend on Father’s Day, June 18th and 19th in Pomona, CA. At the Pomona fairgrounds. Yes a little farther than Long Beach, but well within the spear of Long Beach’s influence.
When I talked to the people at the Roadster Club they told me one of the new features of this year’s show will be that they are in Exhibitor Building #4. It will be interesting to see how this improves the show experience. On their website it also say “the show will have a new look and be located in the inner fairgrounds.” Which the website said was more beautiful than where it’s been held in the past.
Their website also says this is the “West Coast’s largest trade show.”
The website instructs Roadsters to “Enter through main Gate #1 off McKinley Avenue.” And says “the main attraction will be the hundreds of 1936 and older open cars of all types and makes; some original, some modified, but all of the highest quality and completely finished with glossy paint, painstakingly restored to the owner’s preference.”
If you’re driving a Roadster admission is free, but passengers pay $20 if they’re over 12 years old.
Specialty Parking is for Pre 1975 cars only. These cars can enter at Gate #15 off Arrow Highway. Classics, hot rods and other special interest cars will be entered in this parking area, forming a huge car show. It’s suggested that this is a perfect place to bring cars for sale. So if you’re looking to buy or sell it may be worth a trip to Pomona this weekend.
Spectator should enter at Gate #9 off White Avenue. There will be tram service available. Show hours for both Saturday and Sunday will be 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
I believe I read that admission is $20 per day and parking is $10.
I missed a great car show last weekend in Orange County. But the bills must be paid. As many of you know who follow this blog, I work most weekends.
However, I think I’ll have time to get out to a car show sometime this week. There are a couple car events this weekend that interest me. I’ll post more about which show I plan on attending later today or tomorrow.
The Studebaker show was great. Saw a lot of very nice cars. It started off with a little drizzle and overcast. The sun did manage to break through the clouds by mid morning. With car shows the weather does impact what cars will be driven and therefore entered. If the weather was a little calmer I think we would have seen a few more supper impressive cars. One thing I noticed was that a lot of cars arrived throughout the morning. This changed my usual pattern of doing photos and video.
I have always likes Studebakers. The first cars I encountered at the show was a nice group of Avantis.
And right across the way there was a nice collection of Champions. At the Performance Plus Spring Cruise Car Show there was a custom car build from the front end of a Studebaker Champion. I hope to post those pictures sometime soon. I was planning on posting several of the great car pictures from each month at the end of the month, but I seem to run out of time. It’s a little difficult to work, attend car shows, and maintain the website.
However, I do plan on doing a separate post for one of the rarest cars that I was fortunate enough to see at the show. And that is this great Studebaker Packard Wagon. This car really is spectacular.
I also plan to do a feature on the Golden Hawks at this show. I think the Studebaker Golden Hawk is one of the nicest looking cars ever made.
There were also several nice Larks and commanders, not to mention trucks. Again, I believe I enjoy classic Studebaker trucks more than most of the other classic American trucks. I guess you can tell I am a Studebaker fan.
The Studebaker car show was well worth attending. I would say this show is as good as the Performance Plus Spring Cruise Car Show. I really can’t decide which one I liked better. I recommend anyone interested in classic cars or American history make it out to this show next year
Their info says they will have one of my favorite classic cars. And what might that be? Why I have always enjoyed the Studebaker Hawks. I tend to like a lot of the old Studebakers. If you have kids this an excellent opportunity to introduce them to one of the great American cars of the past. I believe the first Studebaker car was electric. looks like they where about 100 years ahead of their time.
37 annual La Palma car show and parts exchange Sunday may 29 2011 8:00 am to 3:00 pm La Palma park in Anaheim, CA
main cross streets
Harbor Blvd and La Palma south of the 91 Fwy
This is the second annual Radernation Cruise for a cause car show
The show will be at Fuddruckers
5229 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712
For more information contact
Smiley 562-852-5538 or Ruben 323-649-6903
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society
I need to work this Saturday, but I may try to get away long enough to stop by this show
La Palma Car Show and BBQ
Custom classic and collectable cars – Free admission for spectators – fun for the whole family
Music will be provided by the Soundbytes
Hey, this is a family event to no alcohol allowed. While it is a family event they also said don’t bring your pet dogs. So no alcohol, no pet dogs 🙁 , and, no loud music.
Saturday May 21, 2011 9am to 3 pm
At central park 7821 Walker Street in La Palma, CA 90623
For more info call Cubby at 714-821-6685 after 6 pm or 714-310-9094