West Coast Challengers attended the 13th Annual “Cruisin’ for a Cure” car show at the Orange County Fairgrounds in support of the City of Hope Prostate Cancer Program. A dozen club members came out to support the cause as well as spend time with one another which is always a pleasure.

The gates opened for the vehicles at 4:30 am, but after a telephone call to the event coordinators a few days before, it was decided to roll out at 8:00 am to give the club members a few more hours sleep. Upon arriving at the event, the club was escorted to an area on the far end of the car show but on the corner of the event cruise route.

This particular car show allows the participants to leave their parking spot and follow a designated cruise route around the entire car show. West Coast Challengers was fortunate enough to be right on the northeast corner of the cruise route, which meant that during the day, the club members had a great view of many vehicles from the comfort of the five easy-ups that the club had set up to provide more than enough shade for the club members.

Much like any event, the club’s Challengers always prove to be a crowd favorite, and many stopped by to take pictures and say hello. In the process, the club had two prospective club members who said that they are sending in their membership applications when they get home. That’s always enjoyable to hear and gives the club members a sense of pride that West Coast Challengers is their choice of car clubs.

Over 3,000 cars and trucks were on display. Many were unique with some special feature to set it apart for the crowd, from a rat rod truck with it’s twisting hydraulic bed, to a coffin go-kart that the owner was cruising around the cruise route, to true muscle cars and classic restorations. A Dukes of Hazard Hemi Orange Charger, complete with a brush bar in the front and the rebel flag on the roof, was seen cruising around the car show’s cruise route complete with a Hazard County Sheriff’s vehicle following close behind, sirens whaling. The Orange County Firefighters Museum brought out a while slew of classic fire trucks dating back many years and all caravanned around the cruise route. Two Corvette Limousines were also on hand, one based on the late 60’s Stingray and one based on the mid-70’s Corvette.

The club members all had a great time and we got to see many great cars, but as the afternoon worn on, the club members decided to call it a day around 3:30 pm, pulled down our temporary tent city, and left the way we came, in single file, all anticipating the club’s next event. :)

More pictures from the car show can be found in our club photo gallery.

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