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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 food, and having fun by going to car shows, cruises, and parades with 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!

Updated November 27, 2023

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


Sunday                            Hot Rods Unlimited Holiday Party

Dec 03, 2023                          Tijeras Creek Golf Course                           

6:pm                                   Dinner * Gift Exchange * Toy Donations * Good Cheer

RSVP by Nov 15th


Saturday                          Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

Dec 9th, 2023                  Crown Valley Pkwy & Golden Lantern        



Sunday                         2023 Toyota of Orange Car show and Toy Drive

Dec 10, 2023



Saturday                                 HIS-OC Classic Car Show & fundraiser

Dec 16, 2023                           901 N. Bradford Ave, Placentia

7:am – 4:pm                      


Monday                            New Year's Day cruise w/ SOCRC

Jan 1, 2024                      from the canyons to the coast



Thursday                         Club Meeting

Jan 11th, 2024                Original Tommy's Burgers

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


Saturday                  Cruisin’ 2 Freedom 2024 - 

Jan 13, 2023            Slave 2 Nothing / In-N-Out Burger car cruise & dinner


3:pm - Cruise from PCH & Beach Blvd to the Hangar at the OC Fair Grounds    



Saturday                                 16th Jeff’s Fun Run

January 20, 2024


Registration: https://pickupslimited.regfox.com/16th-annual-jeffs-fun-run


Saturday                                 3rd MOONEYES New Years Party Drag Race & Car Show

January 27, 2024                    Irwindale Speedway

9:am - 3:pm

Registration & Info: http://mooneyes.com/2023/1002/nyp-2024/


Sunday                            Coast Vintage Market

2023                                outdoors at the Laguna Hills Mall

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


Saturday                               21st  Annual SJC Rotary Car Show

Feb 03, 2024                         San Juan Capistrano Sports Park

9:am - 1:30

Vehicle Entry begins at 7:am

Info & Registration - sjcrotary.org/events-1/21st-annual-sjc-rotary-car-show

$40 until 12/31/23


Sunday                                 28th  Annual Orange Plaza Rotary Car Show

April 21, 2024                       Old Towne Orange

8:am - 3:pm

Registration opens 02/01/24 @ 7:am

Welcome to our newest members!
Steve & Karen Foster
Welcome to our newest members!
Mike & Emily Peter
Past 3 Events
Click the links to view our videos and pics from our events

July 4, 2023          Lake Forest 4th Parade & Club BBQ        PICS
March 4, 2023      Dana Point Festival of Whales                  Video
Aug 7, 2022          Laguna Hills Chamber Car Show              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 Jan 11th, 2024

Featured Member's Car of the Week

Bill & Nancy's
1970 Chevy Camaro SS
Hot Rods Unlimited
More pictures and info on our Facebook page

Pic of the month

We monitor messages from our website several times a day. Your requests are important to us and we will reply to your questions promptly!

Click here to submit a membership request.

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

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

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 11-01-2023

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!

Club Photo Albums
Click on the Picture Below to view the 
Hot Rods Unlimited photo album collection.

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

Website updated: 11-27-2023

Do you love cars?

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

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