Yowza…what a show 36 car clubs can put together. Its not an overnight process but takes a full year of planning and effort but wow do they put on a show. (With a little help and guidance of the Ford Car Club Council for the Western Region). This is one of the best car shows in sunny So Cal and is a must do in my book.
The show is a nice mix of oldies and contemporary, drivers and trailer queens, restored beauties and mods. You can’t go wrong with a mix like this show has to share. After the owner exhibits there are manufacturer exhibits for Ford Racing, Shelby, Saleen, and Roush. Dare you to get it all in quickly.
This year’s show also included special exhibits celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Ford V8, 55th for the Edsel, 50th for Shelby Cobra and 45th of the Mercury Cougar in a special area set aside from the main part of the show. The cars in this area were of exceptional restoration and historical uniqueness.
15,000 people come to visit the car and there are plenty of them, some number for you to geek out along with me. Some highlights of the 1,839 cars and trucks registered for the event:
- 932 Mustangs, including 127 Shelby’s and 95 SVT Cobras
- 133 Broncos
- 88 Thunderbirds of which 51 are the 2 seat 5-57 roadsters
- 12 Model T and Model A’s representing 1903-1931
- 41 Mercury Cougars
- 37 Lincolns
- 36 Shelby Cobras
- 51 exotic and race cars (American and European)
- 108 trucks including 1 Mercury, 32 SVT Lightning & Raptors
Celebrities were on hand to sign autographs. John Force of the John Force Racing Team was there with his daughters Brittany and Courtney. Current points leading funny car driver Robert Hight was there. Also there for the day in her own booth was Linda Vaughn who is a legendary racing queen.
All images by me, more on my Fabulous Fords Forever flickr set.