1500 Classic Vehicles Descend on Huntington Beach for 4th Quarantine Cruise
The Bi-Weekly May 17th Covid Cruise brought custom Trucks and cars from all over SoCal
Like we said two weeks ago: If you post it, they will come! Especially when we're all under stay-at home-orders and have no real plans to speak of. That's what our friend and MotorTrend Tech Center manager Jason Scudellari was thinking, too.
He got together with @hektattoo, @ken, and @keystoneautomotiveoperations, who all just thought it would be cool to get a handful of friends together for a cruise around town, including a stretch of Pacific Coast highway and downtown Huntington's fabled Main Street. This was just a week or two into the shelter-in-place order, and they all did a couple Instagram posts in the days leading up to that Sunday. About 35 trucks and rods showed up. In the next two weeks, groups like the Donut Derelicts, who famously meet pre-dawn at Adams Ave. Donuts in Huntington Beach every, caught wind of the cruise. By the second go-round there were about 130 vehicles making the loop. In the following two weeks, people must have really started feeling isolated because 500 custom vehicles showed up. Cut to this past Sunday, and the streets of Huntington Beach and every neighboring city in Orange County were filled with custom and classic vehicles, and the crew estimates that well as many as 1,500 vehicles showed up.
The stay-in-your-car cruise saw tons of custom trucks, including off-road vehicles and prerunners, along with classics, street rods, and muscle cars. There were tons of high-dollar pro-touring vehicles there, rivaling the winner's circle at a Goodguys show. There were even celebrity vehicles like the double-axled Dually from Fast & Furious 4, and human celebrities, includes one of the biggest in the world, the Golden Jet himself, Kevin Hart. He rolled in his Mustang Fastback with a crew of equally high-dollar muscle cars and was seen chatting and taking photos with fans throughout the day.
For us, we got a late start and were not able to work on the '64 since the last cruise, so we dusted it off and hit the road. We met up with Engle Bros. fabrication, as well as some of the Relaxed Atmosphere crew and had a pretty fun day, minus a mad dash to the gas station at one point. Hopefully, we'll get the truck dialed in for the next one. And speaking of the next one, check out @truckinmagazine, @weektowickedjason @hektattoo, @ken, and @keystoneautomotiveoperations for info on the next event. For now, enjoy the over 130 trucks in the photo gallery.