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Welcome to

Hot Rods Unlimited

Hot Rods Unlimited is a friendly, social car club based in south Orange County, CA 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 you for yourself what Hot Rods Unlimited is all about. Good times await. Hope to see you there!

Check out our upcoming events!
Car Shows & Events

Updated June 29, 2022

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


Monday                              Lake Forest 4th of July Parade

July 4th 2022           
Parade starts @ 10:am

Monday                              HRU 4th of July BBQ Picnic

July 4th 2022                    @ Jeanne & Joe's clubhouse, Lake Forest
after the parade                  21180 Paseo Sombra, Lake Forest
11:00 - 2:00


Every Tuesday              HRU Tuesday Night Cruise-In @ In-N-Out Burger
6:pm -8:pm                    El Toro Rd @ the 5 frwy
                                      24001 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Sunday                          Coast Vintage Market

July 10th, 2022             Outdoors at the Laguna Hills Mall

8:am - 3:pm                           Free Admission - Free Parking - Lots of great bargains 


Thursday                       Club Meeting

July 14th, 2022             Original Tommy's Burgers

                                                        El Toro Rd @ 5 Frwy - 24310 Swartz Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Meeting start @ 6:30 pm    Arrive early to eat and socialize with friends


Saturday                       Free concert (not a car event)

July 30th, 2022            Pittsford Park

5:30 - 9:00 pm                      Common Sense & Redneck Rodeo


Club Event

Friday                                 Ladera Ranch Car Show & concert (free)

Aug 5th, 2022                   6:pm – 8:30pm    

 Arrive by 5:45

Concert starts @ 6:30


Sunday                          Laguna Hills Chamber Car Show

Aug 7th, 2022               Laguna Hills Mall   9:am - 2:pm

Car entry 7:30am
$35.00                                                 Registration & Info  Register ends July 25th


Thursday                       SOCRC picnic & Club Meeting

August 14th, 2022         Laguna Niguel Regional Park

5:30 pm


Friday                                 OC Soccer Club car display & FREE game tickets

Aug 12th, 2022                 Championship Stadium / Great Park, Irvine

5:30 arrival

Car Display: 6:pm – 7:pm

Game: 7:pm     


Saturday                        LF Sports Park Car Show & Concert

Aug 27th, 2022

Announcement soon


Sunday                           Dana Point Classic Car Show

Aug 28th, 2022        

registration and info                         HOME | Dana Point Car Show

sign-up by 06/30 and it’s $35


Saturday                        San Clemente Car Show

Sept 10th, 2022      

registration & info                     https://sccarshow.com/


Friday                             Movie Night under the stars

Sept 16th, 2022              “American Graffiti”

6:30pm                                   Irvine – Greg’s office

Movie begins @ 7:30pm

Club Event
Saturday                        23rd annual Cruisin' For A Cure
Sept 24th, 2022             6:am - 4:pm
                                              The largest one-day car show on the west coast
                                              O.C. Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa
                                              click here for Info & registration website 


Sunday                               Laguna Beach Rotary Classic Car Show

Oct 2nd, 2022                    

9:30am – 3:pm

$45.00                                                 https://www.lagunabeachcarshow.com/#/


Club Event

Saturday                            HRU Club Picnic

Oct 8th, 2022                     Laguna Niguel regional Park


Club Event

Sunday                          HRU Holiday Party

Dec 4th, 2022                  Tijeras Creek Golf Club



Saturday                       Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

Dec 10th, 2022               10:am (parade start time)

Save the date – announcement in June
Save the date – announcement in June
Club Meetings
Hot Rods Unlimited  holds club meetings on the
Second Thursday of the month at 
Original Tommy's Burgers
El Toro Rd @ the 5 frwy
24310 Swartz Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Meetings start @ 6:30 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 July 14th, 2022

Hot Rods Unlimited
More pictures and info on our Facebook page

Featured Member's Car of the Week

A whole bunch of us
last 4th of July
Welcome to our newest members
Jacob & Ken Kravitz
Welcome to our newest members
Tom Dulgerian

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

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

    May 15, 2022        Sun & Sail Club Car Show                         PICS

     Mar 5, 2022             Festival of whales - Dana Point                       PICS

    Jan 1, 2022           New Year's Day Cruise w/ SOCRC            PICS
Check out all our other recent past events!

Hot Rods Unlimited is proud to announce our charitable partner for 2022
Some of the times we feel most free is when we're behind the wheel, driving down the road on a beautiful day. There's nothing else like it.  While we're enjoying these carefree times, we should remember what makes America great, our military veterans and their service to our country. We are pleased to work toward raising money for this worthwhile charity throughout 2022. 
Pic of the month

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 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 schedule a meet-up

Current as of 06-01-2022

May be subject to closures, rescheduling or cancellations

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.

Monarch Bay Car Show - every Saturday 7:am - 9:am - Crown Valley & PCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

See CFAC Website Here >  Click

It’s back! The best car show in Orange County! The 23rd annual Cruisin’ for a Cure, Saturday, Sept 24th, 2022 at the OC Fair & Events center.

We are proud to be working with this wonderful event again in 2022!

Website updated: 06-29-2022

Do you love cars?

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