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Welcome to

Hot Rods Unlimited

Hot Rods Unlimited is a friendly, social car club based in south Orange County, California with members from all over Orange County and beyond. We share a love of great cars, great friends, and having fun by going to car shows, cruises, and parades, supporting charitable causes and special events that focus on the community and car culture of Southern California.

Thinking about joining a car club? You're welcome to meet us at a club meeting or any event listed below and find out for yourself what Hot Rods Unlimited is all about. Good times await. Hope to see you there!

Check out our upcoming events!

Do you love cars?

We're always looking for new members just like you. Come join the fun!

Updated February 19, 2024

For more info, to find out if other members are planning to attend or to RSVP, please contact the HRU Activities Committee 

Contact the Events Director here

We've put together some notes about events in general. 

Click here to get an idea about what to expect and event-related topics


Every Tuesday              HRU Tuesday Night Cruise-In @In-N-Out Burger
5:00pm - 7:00pm           El Toro Rd @ the 5 frwy                                                                                              24001 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Saturday                               Dana Point Festival of Whales parade & car display

March 2, 2024                       Dana Point harbor              

10:am - 4:pm


Saturday                                 Youth Car Display & BBQ

March 9, 2024 

10:am – 1:pm



Sunday                            Coast Vintage Market

March 10, 2024               outdoors at the Laguna Hills Mall

8:am - 3:pm                        Free admission - Free parking - Tons of great bargains


Thursday                        Club Meeting

Mar 14th, 2024               Original Tommy's Burgers

6:15pm                                   24310 Swartz Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630


Sunday                                 Canyon H.S. Cars & Coffee Fundraiser

April 14, 2024 

8:am – Noon                      220 S Imperial Hwy, Anaheim, CA 92807


Saturday                               San Clemente H.S. auto shop Car Show

April 20, 2024                      

11:30am - 2:30pm


Sunday                                 28th  Annual Orange Plaza Rotary Car Show

April 21, 2024                       Old Towne Orange

8:am - 3:pm


Sunday                                 Hot Rods & Helos Car Show

April 21, 2024                       Huntington Beach

10:am - 3:pm                        https://hotrodsnhelos.com/

Saturday April 20 - helicopter arrival viewing party


Saturday                               Saddleback College auto shop Car Show

May 4, 2024                      


Club Charity Event

Saturday                               HRU / Innova Invitation-Only Car Show

May 18, 2024                        Irvine

10:am - 3:pm

                                               NSRA inspections - Green-Screen photos - Trophies
                                               Raffles & Prizes - Special Guests - Music / DJ
                                               Fun & Games - Food & Drinks - Charity Benefit


Monday                                 Memorial Day Event w/ JHF

May 27, 2024                         Laguna Woods


Saturday                               RPM Barona Drag Racing

June 1, 2024                         Barona Drag Strip

8:am - 5:00pm                      


Sunday                                  Tustin Street Fair & car display

June 2, 2024                          Old Town Tustin

10:30am - 4:00pm                  Main St     


Saturday                               San Clemente Car Show

June 8, 2024                         Del Mar Ave

10:am - 3:00pm                       


Club Event!

Saturday                               Laguna Hills Chamber Car Show

June 22, 2024                       Laguna Hills Mall

10:am - 3:00pm                     


Club Event!

Saturday                               25th  Annual Cruisin' for a Cure

Sept. 28, 2024                       O.C. Fair & Events Center

6:am - 3:30pm                       Costa Mesa

Registration and show info

Welcome to our newest members!
Glenn & Stephanie Collins
Welcome to our newest members!
Todd & Dina Darson
Welcome to our newest members!
Vince Belser
Welcome to our newest members!
Ray & Jodi Pincombe
Welcome to our newest members!
Gordy Davis
Welcome to our newest members!
Bob D'Allesandro
Welcome to our newest members!
Tim Timmerman & Debbie David
Past 3 Events
Click the links to view our videos and pics from our events

Jan 27, 2024        Green Chile Cantina Fundraiser               PICS
Dec 3, 2023              HRU Club Holiday Party                       PICS
Oct 4, 2023        OC Soccer Club Game & Car Display         PICS

Check out all our other recent past events!

Club Meetings
Hot Rods Unlimited  holds club meetings on the Second Thursday of the month at 
Original Tommy's Burgers
24310 Swartz Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Meetings start @ 6:15 pm. Arrive early to eat and socialize with friends.

Thinking about joining a car club? 
You're welcome to join us at a club meeting and find out what
 Hot Rods Unlimited  is all about. 
Good times await. We hope to see you there.

Next club meeting: Thursday March 14th, 2024

Featured Member's Car of the Week

1969 Chevy Malibu
Hot Rods Unlimited
More pictures and info on our Facebook page

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Please check out www.ARIappraisal.com for more information.

Pic of the month

Helping our community
Submit your free drive-by parade or park and visit event request

Do you know someone who likes cool cars? 
Could they use a little pick-me-up? 
Well we just happen to know lots of people with some really cool cars who would love to help make an event or celebration even better with a Hot Rod parade. Just submit your request and we'll make every effort to make it happen.

Birthdays * Milestones * Welcome Home * Anniversaries
Kids * Adults * Active & Veteran Military * Local Heroes

It's FREE!

Our trip to the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona

Buckleupallofus Car Safety Coloring Pages
Buckleupallofus is a friendly dinosaur who loves to teach kids about car safety. Here are some free coloring pages that are ready to print for kids to enjoy.

For more great coloring pages and info, please check out 

Recurring Events in Orange County

A great way to meet up with friends or meet new people who love cars!

Venture on your own or contact the events director to plan a meet-up

Current as of 02-01-2024

May be subject to closures, rescheduling or cancellations

Tuesday Night IN-N-OUT Cruise-In - every Tuesday 5:pm - 7:pm -
El Toro Rd @ the 5 frwy - 24001 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Friday Night Car Show - every Friday 4:pm - 8:pm - 12891 Historic Main St, G.G.

Donut Derelicts - every Saturday 6:am - 9:am - Magnolia & Adams, H.B.

SOCRC Ted's Place Car Meet - every Saturday 7:am - 9:am - La Paz & Aliso Creek

Gardenwalk Cars & Coffee  every Saturday 8:am - 1:pm - Anaheim Gardenwalk

South OC Cars & Coffee every Saturday 9:am - 11:am - San Clemente Outlet Mall

Super Star Saturday - every Saturday 5:pm - 7:30pm - 1091 N. Tustin Ave, Anaheim

Car Meet Up - every Sunday - 9:am Chihuahua Cerveza - 3107 Newport Blvd, Newport

Pistons & Pin-ups - 1st Sunday - 7:30am- 16470 E. PCH, Huntington Beach

Sunday Steel - 1st Sunday - 8:am - 24411 Ridge Route, Laguna Hills

Legacy Cars & Coffee - 2nd Sunday - 7:am - 10:am - 1705 Flight Way, Tustin

Quarantine Cruise - 3rd Sunday - 7:am - 3303 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa - Depart @ 9:am

Pints & Pistons - 4th Sunday noon - 2:pm - Lost Winds Brewery - San Clemente

Silverado Cars & Coffee  -  Last Sunday  7:am - 9:am - Silverado Market

Rides & Coffee  -  Last Sunday  8:am - 11:am - 23615 El Toro Rd

For more information on these events, please click on the link or see event flyers shown in  

oCal Car Culture 

Sat - May 16                          - Laguna Heights Marketplace                       Laguna Niguel

                                           Classic Car Show & Music Festival -

Sat - May 16                          - Laguna Heights Marketplace                       Laguna Niguel

                                           Classic Car Show & Music Festival -

Huntington Beach* - Donut Derelicts - Magnolia & Adams - 6AM - 9AM

A GREAT website
where you can find 
out about cars events 
happening in SoCal
A collection of some of our favorite car repair videos on Youtube
Local Automobile Museums
Orange County Museums

Segerstrom Shelby Events Center5 Whatney, Irvine, CA 92618
So Cal's premiere Shelby collection museum.
While you're there, also visit....
Hillbank Motorsports - 1 Whatney, Irvine, CA 92618
Sales, service & beyond of all things Superformance and Cobra

Lyon Air Museum19300 Ike Jones Road Santa Ana, CA 92707
Often features a special automobile exhibit. Check website for details.
While you're there, also visit....
Singleton Classics 2995 Airway Ave Suite B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
A classic car sales, storage and event space with lots of great cars to see.

Marconi Automotive Museum - 1302 Industrial Dr, Tustin, CA 92780
Featuring luxury, rare, historic vehicles and race cars

Hot Rods Unlimited  is the Original Founding Host Car Club of

Cruisin' For A Cure

This is the world’s largest one-day charity car show with approximately 3,500 vehicles on display and over 200 vendors and exhibitors.

But most important, this show raises awareness with Free Prostate Screening and Funds Donated to Prostate Cancer Research!

CFAC Website Here >  Click

The best car show in Orange County!

 The 25th annual Cruisin’ for a Cure, Saturday, Sept 28th, 2024 

at the OC Fair & Events center.

We are proud to be working with this wonderful event again in 2024!

Check out our club history page to learn more about our humble beginnings and what we've accomplished over the years

Club Photo Albums
Click on the Picture Below to view the 
Hot Rods Unlimited photo album collection.
Website updated: 02-19-2024
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