After a brisk early morning, the day was a little more comfortable. Even with the threat of rain the number of cars that showed up was in the 900’s. By 11:00 the spectators had swelled to well over 10,000! For many years this was been THE most popular Christmas show for hot rodders in So Cal. Cars came from as far away as Arizona, Colorado & New York. Every type of classic vehicle was represented including, landspeed cars, drag racers, dirt track racers, custom cars, street rods, custom pickups, race boats, fire trucks, exoctics, and busses. A VIP area was exclusively for 1959 cars celebrating their 50th year. Some of the notable people on-hand were John Force, Ashley, Brittany, Courtney, Funny Car Champ Robert Hight, Funny Car pilot “Fast” Jack Beckman, Funny Car driver Mike Neff, Megan Jo & Tom McKernan, Genevieve Chappell, Jerry Kugel, Matt & Cole Tachdjian, Top Fuel Dragster driver Cory McClenathan and Tom McEwen, to name just a few. “Lil Moe & The Dynaflows” and “The Answer” played great rock & roll all day.
As the Show draws to a close, we marvel at all the toys donated to the CHP “ChiPs for Kids” toy drive. The 50+ award winning cars were announced in front of the spectators, and everyone was on the way home by 3:00.
Thanks for the Show!