(Photos by Wes Allison) – It has been a year of cancellation. A year of delay. A year of isolation. It has also been a year of incredible and seemingly counter-intuitive business growth for many companies in the aftermarket. People took resources that they would normally spend in other places and they spent the money on their hot rods. We know of companies who saw revenue expansion of nearly 25% year over year. Why? Because hot rodders can’t, won’t, and shall never stop. No matter the circumstances, the challenges, this whole thing moves on and moves ahead.
Even the bedrock events that anchor us to the ground have trooped on. Events like the weekly o’dark thirty gathering of hot rodders known as Donut Derelicts. We have shot this event for years and years and because it’s basically the last one of the year, we figured we should stop in and get some historical record of what it looked like last weekend.
What did it look like? Gloriously normal. You’ll see masks, you’ll see distance, but you’ll see hot rods og all shape and size hanging out and you’ll see people who love cars, loving cars. We could go on for days but we won’t. Enjoy these photos of a supremely normal looking scene in Southern California, because cars.