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Car Show: John Force Holiday Car Show #15

John Force Holiday Car Show #15

John Force Race Station, Yorba Linda, CA
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz

The Sunday event capped a four day coast-to-coast trek for Force who on Thursday morning was part of the 25th annual PRI breakfast with SPEED TV’s Dave Despain.  Sandwiched between the PRI Show and the John Force Holiday Car Show was an appearance at the LA Auto Show on Saturday night.

The 15th Annual John Force Holiday Show was a success even if the weather did not cooperate. Intermittent rain showers dampened some cars but not the spirits of the thousands of fans who turned out on Sunday.  Over 500 hot rods and specialty cars braved the questionable weather.  By 11:00 the spectators had swelled to well over 7,000!  For many years this has been THE most popular Christmas show for hot rodders in So Cal.  Cars came from as far away as northern California, and Arizona.  Every type of classic vehicle was represented including landspeed cars, drag racers, dirt track racers, custom cars, street rods, muscle cars, custom pickups, exoctics, and vintage trailers.  Some of the notable people on-hand were John Force, Ashley Force Hood, Brittany, Courtney, Funny Car driver Robert Hight, 2012 Funny Car Champ “Fast” Jack Beckman, Cory McClenathan, Genevieve Chappell, and Tom McEwen to name just a few.  2 bands and Santa entertained all day.

As the show drew to a close, we marveled at all the toys donated to the CHP “ChiPs for Kids” toy drive.  Thanks to the show sponsors, Auto Club of Southern California – SYSTEM 51 Wax Products – CBS-TV2 & KCAL-TV9 – General Outdoors – IN & OUT Burgers – So Cal Car Culture.   The 60+ award winning cars were announced in front of the spectators and everyone was on the way home by 4:30.


Thanks for the Show!


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