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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!

Featured Member's Ride of the Week

Frank and Cheryl Tamada
1969 Chevy Camaro Z28
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? 
We 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!

Updated July 16, 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                                Rods & Dogs and BBQ lunch

July 20, 2024                         Sunrise Mission Viejo

11:am – 12:30                        26151 Country Club Drive, MV

Stage @ 10:45


Saturday                               HRU Informal meet-up

July 27, 2024                        Flo Jo Park – Olympiad & San Marcos, Mission Viejo

10:am - 2:00pm  


No RSVP needed

Please bring something to share


HRU Exclusive

Friday                                       Ladera Ranch Car Show & Concert

Aug 2, 2024                              Founders Park

                                                  6:pm - 8:30pm  

Arrive after 5:15
Park by 5:45


Saturday                                   Larry Costa Celebration of life

Aug 3, 2024                              Auto Addiction

2:pm - 8:pm                              26862 Vista Terrace Lake Forest, CA 92630

RSVP please:      tausala18@gmail.com


Thursday                               Multi-club picnic

August 8, 2024                     Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Shelter 5 & 6

4:30 pm                                 28241 La Paz Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

picnic will be in lieu of our monthly club meeting


Fri, Sat & Sun                          Big Bear Fun Run

Aug 9 - 11, 2024

Party at Nick & Katerina's cabin on Saturday following the event


Sunday                             Coast Vintage Market

Aug 11, 2024                    outdoors at the Laguna Hills Mall

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


Sunday                                    Dana Point Car Show

August 25, 2024                      Del Prado Ave

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 & Show Info

Do you love cars?

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

Pic of the month

Past 3 Events
Click the links to view our videos and pics from our events

May 18, 2024        HRU "Invite-Only" Charity Car Show       PICS
Jan 27, 2024        Green Chile Cantina Fundraiser               PICS
Dec 3, 2023              HRU Club Holiday Party                       PICS

Check out all our other recent past events!

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!

A collection of some of our favorite car repair videos on Youtube
Club Meetings
        Hot Rods Unlimited  holds club meetings on                        the Second Thursday of the month at 

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 September 12, 2024
Hot Rods Unlimited
More pictures and info on our Facebook page

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 07-01-2024

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

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
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

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

Buckleupallofus Car Safety Coloring Pages
Club Photo Albums
Click on the Picture Below to view the 
Hot Rods Unlimited photo album collection.
Website updated: 07-16-2024
Shirts * Mugs * Hoodies ... and more

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