2011 Huntington Beach Report

4th Annual Huntington Beach Event a Huge Success

Factory Five customer Mike Hartman won “Best Roadster” for FFR 5868 and “Best Ford Engine” presented by Jesse Kershaw of Ford Racing

Factory Five customers turned out in droves for a perfect 70 degree sunny day at the world famous Huntington Beach Pier for the 4th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In. Car show awards, sponsor companies, a huge crowd, and special guests made this year’s event THE most fun cruise-in ever.

We’ve posted some photos of the event below, BUT a huge number of pictures and details have been posted on TheFactoryFiveForum.com.

Car Show Award Winners

Best Type 65 Coupe – Scott Harrelson
2nd Place Type 65 Coupe – Mike Whaley
Best GTM – Jim Haar
2nd Place GTM – James Brownell
Best Hot Rod – Dennis Russell
2nd Place Hot Rod – Langley Kersenboom
Best Roadster – Mike Hartman
2nd Place Roadster – Herman Hong
Best in Show Overall – John Cameron
2nd Place Best in Show Overall – Rich & Yvonne Migliori
Best Paint – Glenn Evans
Highest Accrued Mileage – Steve Migliori
Best Engine – Sean Ulrich
Best Interior Detail – James Brownell
Best Use of Chrome – Dave Egert
Best Innovative Design – Karen Salvaggio

Editor’s Choice and Special Awards

Best Ford Engine presented by Ford Racing – Mike Hartman
Modified Mustangs and Fords Magazine Editor’s Choice – Rick Berry
Hot Rod Magazine Editor’s Choice – James Brownell

Factory Five customer Rick Berry won Editor’s Choice from Modified Mustangs and Fords Magazine with his Mk3 Roadster (FFR6174).

Hot Rod Magazine editor Rob Kinnan (left) presents FFR customer James Brownell with one of three awards that day, Hot Rod Magazine’s Editor’s Choice for his stunning GTM.

Yvonne and Rich Migliori won 2nd place for their hardcore, race GTM

Moe, Larry, and Curly here…no idea. It’s California at the beach.

Factory Five customer Herman Hong earned 2nd place Roadster with his FFR 4883.

The Huntington Beach Pier Plaza was the PERFECT location for the 2011 HB Cruise-In.

Karen Salvaggio’s grandson was only too eager to take the wheel

Jeff Miller, a.k.a Batman from sponsor Miller Customs, showed up with his Dick Smith, Roger Stine tribute car done up in WWII fighter plane paint.

“Best in Show – GTM” of James Brownell (above) and 2nd Place “Best in Show – GTM” of Rich and Yvonne Migliori (below)

Karen Salvaggio’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance racer Type 65 Coupe earned “Most Innovative Design”

Sponsor Wilwood Brakes showed off their new performance brake packages with a completed Factory Five Mk3 (above) and a fully equipped rolling chassis (below)

Talk about a hybrid – here’s a Factory Five with a Kirkham 289 body!

“Best in Show – Type 65 Coupe” was taken by Scott Harrelson, FFR415

We think there are some child labor law issues here, but it’s nice to see guys getting an early start

There was a row of 85 Factory Fives shining in the SoCal sun…Awesome!

Factory Five builder John Cameron (below with Dave Smith) took home 3 awards and his stunning orange Mk3 Roadster earned “Best in Show – Overall”. John also won “Best in Show” at the AHA-Pomona show the weekend before.

At 12 noon, Factory Five’s Dave Smith announced, “Start ’em up boys!” as the Moment of Thunder tribute witness 85 Factory Fives and more than 25,000 HP come to life in a wonderful tribute to Factory Five guys no longer with us.

Karen Salvaggio earned a Factory Five Legacy Award for her amazing contribution to the community.

Hot Rod Magazine Editor Rob Kinnan shared his Editor’s Choice Award with the crowd

Factory Five customer and event organizer Dave Hodgkins earned the other Factory Five Legacy Award (along with Karen Salvaggio)

Factory Five Racing customer and owner of the most autographed Factory Five “Kermit,” Steve Moriarty won the highest accrued mileage award with 82,000 miles on his odometer.

Thank you to all of the Factory Five customers who attended this year’s Huntington Beach Cruise-In. We are already planning for next year’s event, but I wanted to personally thank customers Dave Hodgkins, Karen Salvaggio, Glenn Evans, and Mike Brassfield for their tremendous work in helping organize the event. Also, credit goes to Factory Five’s Sally Bean for managing Factory Five’s side of the event.
Lastly, HUGE thanks to all of our sponsors who made this show possible.

See you next year!

Dave Smith