Join Us for the 7th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In, April 26th


Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Fives, music, car show awards, and good times!

The 7th Annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In event will be held this year on Saturday, April 26th. This year the town of Huntington Beach is closing off the entire downtown area to traffic for Factory Five cars.  We will have live music from The Fabulous Nomads – Orange County’s oldest surf band.

Along with hundreds of customer cars, we will be displaying newly built Factory Five demo cars and the Factory Five big rig will be on the beach pier plaza with the new Factory Five 818.

Factory Five owner Dave Smith’s kids Nicole and Jenny (middle) and the Carlson girls help with registration.

Date and Place:Saturday, April 26th 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Main Street and Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA


9 A.M. – Registration Opens

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

10:30 A.M. – Car Show Judging

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 4:00 P.M. Parking lot is open until 10:00 P.M.

2013 show saw over 100 Factory Fives invade downtown Huntington Beach.  Read last year’s report here.

Car Show Award 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 818 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 Winner


The Fabulous Nomads surf band will play again 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.


This year, all are welcome (non-FFR makes are invited, BUT space is limited).  The cost is $50 and that includes parking at the event and eligibility for car show awards.  Register here now!

Online registration closes at 5 P.M. EST on April 25th. You may register at the event, but space is NOT guaranteed.

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 Plaza
Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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 rate of $189.00 (customers must mention they are part of the Factory Five block and ask for the Factory Five rate) for April 25 and 26, 2014 ONLY. Contact them directly to reserve your room and mention that you are attending the Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In to receive the special rate.

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

Left to right: Erik Hansen, Mark Stackler, Dave Smith, Tony Zullo, and Jeff “Da Bat” Miller enjoy some cold beers after a long and very fun day. Huntington Beach Cruise-In 2013.

Car show awards give us a chance to recognize master craftsmanship in the community.

Gather with old friends and make new ones in the Factory Five community.

The world famous Huntington Beach Pier Plaza and Main Street will host Factory Five cars for the day.

Read the report from the 2013 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In here.

Read the report from the 2012 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In here.

Read the report from the 2011 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In here.