Join Us for the 9th Annual Huntington Beach Cruise-In!

Join us for another great day on Main Street in Huntington Beach for the 9th annual Huntington Beach Factory Five Cruise-In! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th.  This year, we have some new VIP guests and a special car to unveil as well as live music, car show awards, raffle prizes, and a great day of fun.


Spend a day at the beach with over 150 Factory Fives, 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 live music from The Fabulous Nomads – Orange County’s oldest surf band. This year, we are excited to have Courtney Hansen from “PowerNation” and “Overhaulin'” fame and Jo Coddington from “American Hot Rod.” Courtney and Jo will be available for autographs, and Jo Coddington will be presenting car show awards.


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 30th 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. – VIP guest Jo Coddington available for autographs and special vehicle unveil!

1:00 P.M. – VIP guest Courtney Hansen available for autographs and special vehicle unveil!

2:00 P.M. – Car Show Awards, Special Presentations, Raffle Tickets Drawn by Jo Coddington and Sally from Factory Five.

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 2015 show saw 148 Factory Fives invade downtown Huntington Beach.  We are limited to 150 vehicles.  Read last year’s report here.

Sally and Tony show off the 2016 Huntington Beach Cruise-In Awards!

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
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
Best Under Construction
Most Innovative Design
Highest Accrued Mileage
Factory Five Legacy Award Winner presented by Dave Smith, Factory Five President

Courtney Hansen (left) and Jo Coddington (right) will be available for autographs.  Jo Coddington will be presenting the car show awards.  Special presenters will be David Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of Hot Rod Magazine, Steve Temple from Car Builder Magazine, and Dave Smith from Factory Five will present the 2016 Factory Five Legacy Award.


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, space is limited so the show is open to FFR makes only.  If you have a non-FFR Cobra replica or vehicle, call us (508-291-3443) for special consideration.  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.  Register here now!

Online registration closes at 5 P.M. EST on April 27th. 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 $199.00 (customers must mention they are part of the Factory Five block and ask for the Factory Five rate) for April 29 and 30, 2015 ONLY.  In order to receive the special rate, you must register online. Click here to book your room.*

Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Reservations: 1-877-212-8597

*The link to reserve your hotel room does not work properly on smartphones or tablets.  Please use a desktop or latptop or call the Shorebreak at the phone number above.  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 Type 65 Coupe presented by Pete Brock to Tony Rieder.

Hot Rod Magazine will again present an “Editor’s Choice” Award.  2015 winner Fara Snook earned the award from Hot Rod Magazine’s Jeff Dahlin for his Type 65 Coupe.

Read the report from the 2015 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In here.

Read the report from the 2014 Factory Five Huntington Beach Cruise-In here.

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.

Factory Five partner companies have sweetened the pot for FFR owners at the 2015 Huntington Beach Cruise-In with some great prizes.  Anyone who registers and attends the event with their Factory Five will receive two raffle tickets.

Click here to sign-up for the event.

Note: In order to ensure crowd safety, the city of Huntington Beach requires that all show cars be parked during the show hours.  Last year, we had a small rain shower, and some customers wanted to leave and were upset that the barricades had not been moved.  This was to comply with city rules for events with pedestrian traffic.

Lastly, if you have any questions, please contact Sally Bean at Factory Five Racing by calling 508-291-3443.