This year will be the 11th year of the Huntington Beach Cruise-In! This year will be the first time that the event will be hosted and presented by The Factory Five Forum. This event is of, for, and by customers. It’s a great chance to meet with west coast Factory Five owners, and spend a fun day parked on Main Street in the world-famous Huntington Beach.
This year’s cruise-in is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th. The Factory Five Forum will be registering customers, so get your spot early!
Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Five owners, music, car show awards, and good times! Click Here Register Now! Space is Limited.
The town of Huntington Beach is once again closing off the first three blocks of Main Street starting at Pacific Coast Highway! We will have music by DJ Mike Brassfield, and awards will be presented by The Factory Five Forum and guest FFR President Dave Smith.
Entrance to the event will be on Walnut Ave. Enter from 1st Street, two blocks South of Main Street. Veer left on Walnut and follow it to the show. Registration will open early this year at 7:00 A.M. and will continue until 9 A.M. at which time Main Street will be closed for the car show/pedestrian traffic.
Date and Place: Saturday, April 28th from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
7:00-9:00 A.M. – Registration Opens
10 A.M. – Event Begins
10:30 A.M. – Car Show Judging Begins
2:00 P.M. – Car Show Awards and Special Presentations
4:00 P.M. – Event Concludes*
All vehicles must leave Main Street by 4:00 P.M. Parking lot next to the pier plaza on PCH is open until 10:00 P.M.
The 2017 show saw 116 Factory Fives invade downtown Huntington Beach. We are limited to 150 vehicles. Read last year’s report here.
Car Show Award Categories
Hot Rod Magazine “Editor’s Choice” Award presented by Jeff Dahlin
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 818 and Runner-Up
Best in Show Challenge Car and Runner-Up
Best Use of Chrome
Best Under Construction
Most Innovative Design
Highest Accrued Mileage
Robert Feddersen Award
The cost is $50 and that includes parking at the event, event t-shirt, and eligibility for car show awards. Note: This is a non-profit customer event. Registration covers the cost of the event only. Online registration closes at 5 P.M. EST on April 27th. You may register at the event, but space is NOT guaranteed. Register here now!
Note: You only need to register if you are bringing your car to be in the show. The show is open to the public and is free.
Huntington Beach Pier
Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Note: In order to ensure crowd safety, the city of Huntington Beach requires that all show cars be parked by 9 AM and not moved on the pedestrian plaza during the show hours. This was to comply with city rules for events with pedestrian traffic.
Lastly, if you have any questions, please contact Dave Hodgkins at The Factory Five Forum by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Stay: 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 special rate (customers must mention they are part of the Factory Five block and ask for the Factory Five rate) for April 27 and 28, 2018 ONLY.
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Reservations: (877) 212-8597
*Make sure to say you are booking a room with the Factory Five rate.
Car show awards give us a chance to recognize master craftsmanship in the community.
Above: Best in Show ’33 Hot Rod winner Deke Brown with FFR’s Sally Bean (left) and Jo Coddington (right)
Hot Rod Magazine presents an “Editor’s Choice” Award.
2018 Huntington Beach Cruise-In official t-shirt is included with registration only. (Last year’s show shirt shown.)