It’s here! Registration is open and we are getting ready to rock at the 8th annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In!
Spend a day at the beach with over 100 Factory Fives, music, car show awards, and good times!
The 8th Annual Factory Five-Huntington Beach Cruise-In event will be held this year on Saturday, April 25th. This year 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 live music from The Fabulous Nomads – Orange County’s oldest surf band, and this year, special VIP guests Pete Brock and Allen Grant. Pete is the famous designer of the 1965 Daytona Coupe and Allen was one of the drivers on the world championship Shelby team. Pete and Allen will be available for autographs and meet & greet.
Factory Five’s Sally Bean will again be in charge of registration. 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.
Date and Place: Saturday, April 25th from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
9 A.M. – Registration Opens
10 A.M. – Event Begins, The Fabulous Nomads start playing
10:30 A.M. – Car Show Judging
11:00 A.M. – Meet Pete Brock, Allen Grant and Jo Coddington for autographs and more!
11:15 A.M. – World record Bonneville FFR Coupe introduction with So Fast Racing!
2:00 P.M. – Car Show Awards, Special Presentations, Raffle Tickets Drawn by Tony and Sally from Factory Five.
4:00 P.M. – Event Concludes*
*Note: All vehicles must leave Main Street by 4:00 P.M. The parking lot next to the pier plaza on PCH is open until 10:00 P.M.
2014 show saw over 100 Factory Fives invade downtown Huntington Beach. Read last year’s report here.
Car Show Award Categories
Hot Rod Magazine “Editor’s Choice” Award presented by David Kennedy, Editor
Car Builder Magazine “Editor’s Choice” Award presented by Steve Temple, Editor
Best in Show Overall and Runner-Up
Best in Show Roadster and Runner-Up Presented by Allen Grant
Best in Show Type 65 Coupe and Runner-Up Presented by Pete Brock
Best in Show GTM and Runner-Up
Best in Show ’33 Hot Rod and Runner-Up Presented by Jo Coddington
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
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.
Last year, Factory Five’s Sally Bean’s daughter Anna jumped in with the band for a few sets on the drums. Photobombing would be Karen Salvaggio, CherieLynn Westrich, and Jo Coddington.
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. Note: This is a non-profit customer event. Factory Five Racing charges registration to cover the cost of the event only.
Online registration closes at 5 P.M. EST on April 24th. 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
Main St. and Pacific Coast Highway at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier
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 24 and 25, 2015 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. You can reserve your room today by calling 1-800-KIMPTON (546-7866) or click here to visit their website.
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, Ca 92648
1-800-KIMPTON (546-7866) Reservations
The Cruise-In is the only time all year we get to meet with and hang with Factory Five customers and west coast builders. Left to right: Ray McEdward, Jo Coddington, Dave Smith, and Dee Dodge.
Car show awards give us a chance to recognize master craftsmanship in the community. Lynn Howell earned the Women’s Build Team 427 Special Award with his 15 year anniversary Factory Five Mk4 Roadster.
Gather with old friends and make new ones in the Factory Five community.
Factory Five partner companies have sweetened the pot for FFR owners at the 2015 Huntington Beach Cruise-In with some great raffle prizes. Anyone who registers and attends the event will be eligible for the following prizes.
Sponsors & Raffle Prizes
Our host hotel is giving away one (1) deluxe overnight waterfront stay at the famous Shorebreak Hotel in downtown Huntington Beach and a $50 gift certificate to their restaurant Zimzala. Total gift value is $350!
Mothers Car Car Products is offering a deluxe bucket of car care and detailing supplies valued at $150!
The crew at Ford Racing is donating a goodie bag of Ford Racing apparel and fun stuff valued at over $100!
Our partner company KONI Shocks is donating a $500 gift certificate towards any KONI product along with KONI promotional goodies.
The staff at Hot Rod Magazine is donating complimentary subscriptions and one-of-a-kind swag not available through purchase.
Our friends at Wilwood are offering a $200 gift certificate as well as assorted Wilwood branded shirts and hats.
Everyone who registers with a car will receive a Factory Five goodie bag which includes a t-shirt, Mothers Car Care samples, and raffle tickets. You must be present at 2:00 PM during the award presentation to win one of the raffle prizes.
Meet Our Special Guests – 11 AM – Noon
Pete Brock – Everyone knows Peter Brock for a different reason. To historic Corvette fans he’s the guy who penned the lines of the original Sting Ray racer and by extension the ’63 Corvette “split window”. To Cobra fans meanwhile, Peter’s the guy who took the brick-like Shelby Cobra roadster and turned it into the slippery Cobra Daytona Coupe – the first American car to grab the FIA’s GT World Championship in 1965.
Pete will be available for autographs from 11:00 AM to Noon on Main Street at the Factory Five tent.
Allen Grant – Allen earned his reputation as a winning international sports car driver, competing for Shelby American. Allen is a member of the world-champion Shelby-Ford-Cobra Racing Team that won the 1965 FIA World Championship with the famous Cobra “Daytona” Coupe.
Allen will be available for autographs from 11 AM to Noon on Main Street at the Factory Five tent.
Jo Coddington – Jo Coddington is considered by many to be the “Queen of Hot Rods.” To others she is the “Duchess of the Dragstrip,” but when speaking to Jo directly she said, “I just wanna be known as a car girl,” this down to earth, “car girl” attitude has been one of the propelling trademarks of Jo’s personality.
Among many notable accomplishments, Jo appeared on “American Hot Rod” with her husband Boyd. Most recently, Jo joined industry women on “Detroit Muscle” building a 427-powered Factory Five Mk4 Roadster.
Jo will be available for autographs from 11 AM to Noon on Main Street at the Factory Five tent.
To get more details or to register for the 205 Huntington Beach Cruise-In, click here.