Click an imaged below to enjoy video highlights from the 2017 Southern California HCCA's Holiday Motor Excursion
Wow!! Southern California in December with clear sunny skies and 75 degree weather, we had the greatest car show ever. It all started at 7:00 in the morning with a parade of cars entering the parking lot of the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California. The cars just kept coming and coming. We had over 600 cars go through our gates and over 350 of them went on display. We had cars from all eras starting with the pre 1916 horseless carriages, going through the 1930s and 1940s cars and ending up with some muscle cars of the 1950s and 1960s
The car show was just the beginning of the Holiday Motor Excursion. At approximately 9:30 the 1932 and older cars left Santa Anita and started on tour. This year they toured past beautiful homes decorated for the Holidays on their way to the coffee stop at Eaton Blanche Park in East Pasadena. Coffee, donuts, orange juice and great conversation were served. Next the cars drove around Pasadena and of course across the Colorado bridge. This very old bridge is a local landmark which has been restored and is very beautiful. After touring for the morning, lunch was served at Clearman's Restaurant. This restaurant has been the lunch stop of this tour for many many years.
The final stop was at one of Southern California Region's member's home. On display were lots of great old cars to look at and tasty desserts to eat.
A large thank you goes to the Southern California Region of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and all of the volunteers that worked so hard to make this event great.
Need more Holiday Excursion enjoyment? Check out Kim Turner`s video showing even more action from this So. Cal HCCA tradition:
Kim Turner`s Holiday Excursion on YouTube
Happy New Year everyone!!!