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5th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In

Posted on March 13th, 2012

Join Us April 28th at the Famous Huntington Beach Pier


The 5th Annual HB Cruise-In event will be the biggest ever with lots of new surprises. This year we have a live band, the Fabulous Nomads – Orange County’s oldest surf band. Along with hundreds of customer cars, we will be debuting two Factory Five ’33s built by the guys at Car Warriors and you can meet the cast and crew. The Factory Five big rig will be on the beach pier plaza and and all are welcome (non-FFR makes are invited).

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In Event! Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Fives, music, car show awards, and good times. Register Now! Online registration closes at 5 P.M. EST on April 27th. You may register at the event, but space is not guaranteed.

Join us and Factory Five customers on Saturday, April 28th for the 2012 Huntington Beach Cruise-In. Thanks to the continuing efforts of Factory Five customers, we are hosting the event at the world famous Huntington Beach Pier for a one-day, Saturday cruise-in and car show.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the show is from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. The event costs $40 and your entry fee gets you a t-shirt, entry into the car show, eligibility for trophies, and plenty of sponsor swag.

Moment of Thunder
Event highlights include car show judging from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will again have a Moment of Thunder where all present will be asked to start and rev their engines at once in tribute to friends who are no longer with us. This year, the tribute recognizes Roger Stine, Dick Smith, Robert Feddersen, Paul Mastroinni, and Andy Salvaggio. We will do this at 12:00 p.m.

The Schedule of Events

9 A.M. – Registration Opens

10 A.M. – Event Begins, band starts playing

10:30 A.M. – Car Show Judging

12:00 P.M. – Moment of Thunder for Dick Smith, Roger Stine, Robert Feddersen, Andy Salvaggio, and Paul Mastroinni

2:00 P.M. – Car Show Awards and Boring Speech by Dave Smith

4:00 P.M. – Event Concludes*
*Note: All vehicles must leave the pier plaza by 8:00 P.M. Parking lot is open until 10:00 P.M.

Trophy Categories

Best in Show Overall and Runner-Up
Best in Show Roadster and Runner-Up
Best in Show Type 65 Coupe and Runner-Up
Best in Show GTM and Runner-Up
Best in Show ’33 Hot Rod and Runner-Up
Best in Show Challenge Car and Runner-Up
Best Use of Chrome
Best Paint
Best Engine
Best Interior/Details
Most Innovative Design
Highest Accrued Mileage
Best in Show – Non-Factory Five Make
Factory Five Legacy Award Winners Announced

To register for the event, click here.

When registering, please remember to include in the “Notes” field the following information:
Forum Handle:
Factory Five Model:
FFR Number:

This cruise-in is open to all Factory Five customers and other C-car replicas. I look forward to seeing everyone at the beach!

Dave Smith

Sponsor Hotel: Shorebreak Hotel

Right across from the pier plaza and car show is the brand-new Shorebreak Hotel and they are an event sponsor. They are giving our customers a rate of $189.00 (customers must mention they are part of the Factory Five block and ask for the Factory Five rate) for April 27 and 28, 2012 ONLY. Contact them directly to reserve your room.

Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, Ca 92648
877-744-1117 Reservations

This year, we are lucky to have The Fabulous Nomads surf band play during the cruise-in event! The name Nomads is synonymous with waves, sunshine, music, and fun. The Fabulous Nomads, Orange County’s oldest surf band, were instrumental in keeping surf music alive and popular during the 80′s until its complete resurrection in the 90′s.

Music courtest of Erik Hansen and ’33 Machine.


The Huntington Beach Cruise-In is lucky to have some great sponsors. These companies will be present and more sponsors are joining.


  • I have tried reaching someone at FF, and can’t seem to get anyone to reply. I have Cystic Fibrosis, and I am looking to set out a flyer to help raise funds for my double lung transplant. Is there any way I can do this? I need as much help as I can get. Thank you.

    • Ronnie,

      I received your e-mail and am working on a fundraiser as part of the event. You are welcome to bring whatever you want to the Huntington Beach Cruise-In or you can forward any information directly to me and I can post it on our website.

      Dave Smith

      • Dave, thank you so much for the reply. I will email a scan of the flyer I am bringing to your customer service dept. right now. I will also include my cell phone number if you need me for anything at all. Thank you so much.

  • Forgive my ignorance, I haven’t yet made my FFR, but I would still like to attend to see the cars – do I still need to register just as a spectator?

    • Nevermind, I found the answer on the registration page. (Free to attend)

      • Hi Brian,

        Sorry for the delayed response. That’s correct, the event is open to the public and registration is only needed if you plan to have your car in the show. If you’re attending as a spectator, you do not need to register.

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