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The Great Labor Day Cruise
(of Golf Carts?)
Costa Mesa, CA
Sept 1-2-3, ‘07
Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz

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The 25th annual Great Labor Day Cruise at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. began as usual, hot temperatures, perfect evenings. 1500 Hot Rods gather and car friends that may not have seen each other for a year, reunite for 3 days of cruising around the 2 mile cruise route, visiting with old friends, making new friends, checking out the vendors offerings, and generally relaxing. This is the only major event that allows golf carts to cruise. There seems to be issues with them, “they congest the cruise line”. Other comments were, “hot rods pay $60. to enter golf carts pay nothing” and “they think the cruise lane is 3 lanes wide, and they think their $300. golf cart is a “work of art”! Saturday night a great rock n roll show keeps cruisers jumping. The very nice cars that are on hand provide for some quality award winners on Monday. Thanks for the Show!

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10 years ago Bob Jones from San Juan Capistrano, CA. bought his clean ’32 Ford Roadster.

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This is a ’47 Dodge Fishing Car. I can see why they only made 20!

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From Orange, CA. this is Tempie Abate’s sleek ’61 Cadillac DeVille.

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This 6 cylinder, ’46 Chevy 4 door sedan belongs to Richard Ybarra of Torrance, CA.

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Ray & Janet Allison own this beautiful ’50 Cadillac powered ’29 Ford Roadster Pickup from Huntington Beach, CA.

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This hot ’40 Ford Coupe belongs to Mike Seeley of Irvine, CA.

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Jevar Poyyak has a car that is as unusual as his name, a ’50 Hudson.

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IScenes from around the event.

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These “Ground Pounders” were all hand crafted by Extreme Automotive in Corona, CA.

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A very clean ’40 Ford Tudor Sedan from Downey, CA. and owned by Joe Bernal.

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Tom King from Laguna Hills won “Construction Zone” award for his Cadillac powered ’46 Cadillac Sedanette

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It won’t be a cruise at the Fairgrounds without “The Living Room”.

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Cool! This ’51 Chevy Suburban is owned by Rudy Cortez of Santa Ana, CA.

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A cool “Roth” like tricycle.

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Jim Allen brought his LT1 Chevy powered Auburn from San Juan Capistrano, CA.

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This nice ’27 Ford track “T” is owned by Gary Paul Conden of Orange, CA.

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John Benadom’s ’62 Chevy Nova Convertible is the parade car today.

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A classic “Airstream type” trailer setup with all the accessories. Cool!

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This very sharp, small block Chevy powered ’61 Mini Cooper Pickup comes with its own trailer. Call Lynn Schoonover at 951 237-0788

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Richard Doyle of Huntington Beach, CA. is cruising a very cool ’37 Chevy Sedan.

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The “Judges Pick” award went to Randy McDaniel of Yorba Linda for his ’38 Ford COE, hauling his blown Arias powered ’34 Ford Coupe. What could be better then this?

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Here’s a couple of “Greyhounds” on the cruise route?

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Matt Tachdjian (driving) just had to play with his new ’32 Chevy Firetruck and his brother Charlie got to ride on the back. Too much fun guys!

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The “Featherlite Trailers Choice” award went to Chet Miller from Temecula, CA and his 351 Ford powered ’37 Ford Coupe.

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The “Orange County Sheriff Choice” award went to Paul Gonzalez for his perfect ’67 Chevy 396 SS Chevelle.

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Jeff Bates of Laguna Niguel, CA. won the “31 & Earlier Open” award for his Moal built, ’29 Ford track nose roadster.

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“1955 – 1959 Closed” award went to Glen & Caroline Kanos of Huntington Beach, CA. for their immaculate “55 Chevy Belair sitting on a Corvette chassis.

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The “Specialty Vehicle” award went to Charlie & Elaine Tachdjian’s flathead powered Ford Tractor from La Verne, CA. To bad we didn’t see it cruise!

 

 

 

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