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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!
Welcome to our newest members!
Jean Evans & Ray Morgan

Updated May 20, 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


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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

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Monday                                 Memorial Day Event w/ JHF

May 27, 2024                         Laguna Woods



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Saturday                               RPM Barona Drag Racing

June 1, 2024                         Barona Drag Strip

8:am - 5:00pm                      



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Sunday                                  Tustin Street Fair & car display

June 2, 2024                          Old Town Tustin

10:30am - 4:00pm                  Main St     



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Saturday                               San Clemente Car Show

June 8, 2024                         Del Mar Ave

10:am - 3:00pm                       



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Thursday                              Club Meeting

June 13th, 2024                    Polly's Pies

6:15pm                             23701 Moulton ParkwayLaguna Hills, CA 92653

                                               Arrive @ 5:30 to eat and socialize with friends

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Club Event!

Saturday                               Laguna Hills Chamber Car Show

June 22, 2024                       Laguna Hills Mall

10:am - 3:00pm                     



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Thursday                               Lake Forest 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2024


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Thursday                               Hot Rods Unlimited 4th of July BBQ

July 4, 2024                           Lake Forest

11:am - 2:pm



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Saturday                               Laguna Heights Marketplace Classic Car Show

July 13, 2024                        Golden Lantern & Niguel Rd

10:am - 2:00pm  

$20.00


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HRU Exclusive

Friday                                   Ladera Ranch Car Show & Concert

Aug 2, 2024                          Founders Park

                                              6:pm - 8:30pm  



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Fri, Sat & Sun                       Big Bear Fun Run

Aug 9 - 11, 2024



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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



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Sunday                                  Dana Point Car Show

August 25, 2024                    Del Prado Ave

10:am - 3:00pm                       



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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


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!



Do you love cars?


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


Featured Member's Car of the Week

Tom & Karen's
1928 Ford Roadster Pick-Up
A collection of some of our favorite car repair videos on Youtube
Pic of the month


Hot Rods Unlimited
More pictures and info on our Facebook page



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!



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 June 13th, 2024
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 05-01-2024

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  


S
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


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

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 


Club Photo Albums
Click on the Picture Below to view the 
Hot Rods Unlimited photo album collection.
 
Website updated: 05-20-2024
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