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More Photos From The First Donut Derelicts Cruise In Of 2018

More Photos From The First Donut Derelicts Cruise In Of 2018

Last weekend was the first Donut Derelicts show of 2018 and we got a couple galleries worth of photos to share with you. We showed you the first one on Sunday, but if you missed it then CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE PHOTOS. The weather here in Huntington Beach was awesome as usual, while most of you out there were experiencing freezing cold temperatures. We almost feel bad for you, but if we felt too bad we’d never share the photos and that would suck now wouldn’t it? So here is batch number two of the photos and we’ll bring you more from more Donut Derelicts weekends this year as well.

If you aren’t familiar with Donut Derelicts, it is an iconic car event that is a must attend SoCal icon.

Here is the history of how it got started.

Do-nut/ der-e-licts, pn. Do’nut, Der,el’ icts. 1. Traditional, hearty individual,
bent on increasing horsepower, style, and a sense of independence through automotive expression”  2. An obsessive, compulsive for whom fast is never
fast enough, shiny is never shiny enough, and at the cost of all else; seeks
the ultimate fellowship with others who share the “addiction” for all that
is mechanical.
There are many tales of the who, what, where and when Donut Derelicts all got started on the famous corner of Magnolia & Adams in Surf City, Huntington Beach, California.
Adams Avenue Donuts has long been a community meeting place for old timers to gather and discuss the local politics, the list of chores their wives had waiting at home for them and other topics of nostalgia.  Some of these beginning old timers were hot rod enthusiasts, Jim McCain, Ronnie Parrick, Ed & Harold, Mark Porter & Tom Witherby to name a few.
The guys would meet around 7ish each Saturday morning. Man, has that changed!  They’d enjoy coffee and a donut and exchange pleasantries and opposing political views.  In February, 1985, they decided to meet at the donut shop with their cars.  They added “bench racing” and “sports” to their morning discussions, replacing some of the less important and more controversial topics.
After many Saturday morning gatherings, one by one, the local street rod owners started to join in.  Before long, not only was the front row of the parking lot filled, but the back row and the remainder of the lot began to fill.  The whole thing started to gain momentum.  A phone list was started by Jim McCain that had 90 plus names and a heading dubbed “Donut Derelicts” .  That list is still in existence and proudly so is the name..

The word was out!  Every street rod, hot rod, classic and specialty creation from the South Bay to Laguna and parts unknown had heard about the self proclaimed “Donut Derelicts”.  People come each Saturday to marvel at the beautiful creations of those who have spent thousands of hours, gallons of wax, and tons of money for a hobby that keeps enthusiasts out of trouble, cash and honey-dos.


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7 thoughts on “More Photos From The First Donut Derelicts Cruise In Of 2018

  1. Mostly kindred spirit to CHMG

    Prolly made it’s way down from Canada, eh?
    Lots of really cool stuff there! The Plymouth Suburban needed more photos of it. The turbo’d Pinto wagon, formerly a wood grained car, was boss, and I’d have liked to know what the Evil Pinto was sportin’, cool Studes, those guys in SOCal seem to have it all. But then, they have to live there, so it’s pretty much a wash…

  2. Koolkat57

    Why do all the Corvette guys have to park together?
    All over the country they do the same thing.
    They must feel like an oppressed group and they have power in numbers!
    Just an observation!

  3. andy

    That Bedford is gorgeous, back then when it was a workhorse you wouldn’t give it a second glance but that restoration really has done it proud.

  4. Tom P

    We don’t have Bedfords in Canada, no idea where that came from.

    I went to Donut Derelicts on my last trip to LA, six in the bloody morning , in the rain in January and it was still a good show!

    1. Tom P

      Also, like the pictures show, it can be 70 degrees and those people have jackets like they are making the final ascent of Mt. Everest.

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