It was a weekend of many car shows in Southern California for me. I was pretty much car-showed-out by Sunday night.
On Friday evening, I spent a good 4 hours doing a mini-detail job on my 2011 NC Miata to get ‘er ready for the weekend’s shows. The following morning my friend Mike and I were on the 5 North, headed to Orange County for Cars and Coffee Irvine. Go here for photos from that event.
Then on Sunday, after managing to keep the car spotless clean all day, I headed over to Old California Restaurant Row for what I believe they call, “Car Club Sundays” or maybe “Car Show Sunday.” Something like that, I’m not sure. Still, it was a pretty cool show with many more classics and hot rods than the typical exotics in OC. Of course, there was also a good share of Ferraris, Lambos and the like. The staff (volunteers?) managing the show was very courteous and cooperative. One of the guys found me a perfect spot for my NC MX5 near the Lotus in the pics, an Audi R8 and the tight group of Ferraris that ranged from a 458 Italia, to a F430 Escuderia to a F355 Berniletta.
While a little bit hot, given it’s held mid-day (and this summer was stupid hot), the event turned out to be real fun. Mike brought his black 1991 Corvette ZR-1 which didn’t see the Irvine show until 2 weeks later. His ZR-1’s a pretty neat car and it’s in pristine shape – low miles and all. He’s got a couple of other sports cars, some newer, but he prefers to bring the ZR-1 to the shows… As newer Corvettes are a bit of a dime a dozen. Hard to argue with that.
Most of the pics in the collection of photos below were taken with a GoPro HD Hero camera – so, lots wide-angle shots.
I’m looking forward to attending this show again in the near future. It’s held the first Sunday of every month. A search online only brought up a small page hosted by Old California Restaurant Row with some info about the event. See it here. Looking thru the little slideshow they have on that page, looks like my car made it on there. I think they probably need a full website dedicated to the event.
They do have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CarShowSundays
Needless to say, there is never a shortage of car shows in Southern California.
Update: RallyWays now has an official event page for Car Show Sundays Restaurant Row.
Below is a video created by the event organizers…