Wednesday, December 18, 2013

California Car Cover's Favorite Photos of the Year 2013

The Pomona Swap Meet
The 2013 car show season for California Car Cover wrapped up last weekend. The CCC Crew and I had a great time traveling the country talking to customers and auto enthusiasts alike. In 2013, I attended over 60 automotive events from California to Tennessee. The whole time I had my camera with me to document the fun while on the road. I had 1,000s of photos to sort through, but here are some of my personal favorites from this past year. In addition to car shows, I was also involved in a number of photo shoots for our catalog which you will see here too.

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Please enjoy our Year in Photos.

Delahaye from Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale.

January always means Auction Week in Arizona and the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, Ca. These marquee events kick off the collector car season for all enthusiasts.

A pair of Olds at Barrett-Jackson

Hi-Boy Coupe at the Grand National Roadster Show.

Hi-Boy Roadster at the GNRS.

1955 Chevy in the rain at GNRS

Flat Black at the GNRS

February took the California Car Cover Crew out to Palm Springs for the Dr. George Car Show and up to Sacramento for the annual Autorama. We wrapped up the month at the Big Three Swap Meet in San Diego.

Dr. George Car Show

Custom Cars at the Sacramento Autorama

Miniaturized Hot Rods at the Autorama

Still not sure what this is all about.

Cheap Stuff at the Big Three!
I was able to drive my brother's 1969 Chevy Camaro to an event win in Las Vegas. Better to be lucky, than good!
In April, we spent a few days over Spring Break at the NHRA Lucas Oil Series Drag Racing Event in Las Vegas, NV. I was also able to check out the fun at the annual Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend. We ended April with the first car show of the year at California Car Cover, our European Car Show.

Custom club plaque at VLV.

Annual European Car Show at California Car Cover.

Porsches lined up at Greystone

In May we spent the first Sunday of the month at the Classic Chevy of SoCal's annual car show at Boys Town and attended the Greystone Concours in Beverly Hills, Ca. I took a tour of the Nethercutt with the SoCal branch of the Audi Club of North America too.

The ever popular Mopar Spring Fling at Woodley Park took place during May as well as our Classic Ford Car Show at CCC.

Mercedes at the Nethercutt

This guy volunteered to be in one my photos at the Spring Fling. It is one of my favorite photos of the year.

Ford at the CCC Classic Ford Show 
Words to live by at Auto Con Los Angeles.
Auto Con Los Angeles
June was a busy month for California Car Cover and me. I was out at Auto Con Los Angeles, plus we hosted another car show at California Car Cover, our annual Camaro Show. June also means that CCC will be at the Back to the 50's Show in Minnesota and the L.A. Roadsters Annual Father's Day Car Show in Pomona. Mix in some other events, like the Ink & Iron Festival and Born Free and our scheduled was filled.

Camaro Show at California Car Cover

Custom Cars at Ink & Iron 2013

Long Beach Autorama at the Ink & Iron.

Ink & Iron 2013

LA Roadsters Show 2013

LA Roadsters 2013

Back to the 50's in Minnesota

Back to the 50's in Minnesota

Born Free Motorcycle Show in Irvine, Ca

Born Free in Irvine, Ca

Ink & Iron 2013
Back to the 50's 2013
Back to the 50's 2013 in Minnesota
In July, I was at the Goodugys Car Show in Columbus, Oh and at the Hootenanny in Irvine, Ca.
Goodguys Columbus
Goodguys Columbus
Bike giveaway at Born Free in Irvine, Ca

Flames at Goodguys Columbus

Buick at the Hootenanny 2013

Chevy at the Hootenanny 2013

Chevy C-10 at Goodguys Columbus

Chevy Camaro at Goodguys Columbus

August brought California Car Cover out to the Auctions America event in Burbank, Goodguys Pleasanton and the Ventura Nationals.

Auctions America in Burbank

Custom touches at the Ventura Nationals.

Custom paint at the Ventura Nationals.

Ventura Nationals

Ventura Nationals

Goodguys Pleasanton

Goodguys Pleasanton

We were proud to see some California Car Covers on the Snake & Mongoose funny cars at the US Nationals over Labor Day Weekend.

Palos Verdes Concours

Palos Verdes Concours

Palos Verdes Concours

Corvette Display at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

October meant that the annual Art Center Car Classic was just around the corner. My family and I were proud to attend the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, Ca as our owner, Jim DeFrank, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NHRA Museum.

Chevy Impala at our Classic Chevy Show at CCC.

Art Center Car Classic

Push Vehicle at the Hot Rod Reunion

Measuring a Dragster for a custom California Car Cover

Hot Rod Reunion

Dragsters at the Hot Rod Reunion

Mongoose Helmet at the Reunion

Ready for the Cackle Fest.
Mopar Fall Fling

Mopar Fall Fing at Woodley Park
Custom Van at the LAFD Car Show in West Hills, Ca

Gauges at the Fall Fling.

Biker Build-Off at Deus Ex Machina.

Deus Ex Machina

Biker Build-Off at Deus Ex Machina.

Dia De Los Muertos Car Show in Canoga Park, Ca.
In November, I headed to Scottsdale for the Goodguys Southwest Nationals and the Mecum Auto Auction in Anaheim, Ca.

Chevy C-10 at the Goodguys Scottsdale Event.

Pontiact at Goodguys Scottsdale

Custom paint at Goodguys Scottsdale

Chevy SS at the Mecum Auction

LA Auto Show Press Day

Porsches at the LA Auto Show

One of our last events of the year is always the Mooneyes X-Mas Party and Drag Race. Even though it was a little wet this year, we still had a great time.

Chevy at the Mooneyes X-Mas Party 2013

Mooneyes X-Mas Party

Mooneyes X-mas Party

Custom Van at the Mooneyes X-Mas Party
Every year, we attend all of the Pomona Swap Meets that take place throughout the year. Here are a handful of our favorite cars we saw at the swap meet in 2013.

Custom Cadillac

Tiki Antenna

Custom Suburban at the Pomona Swap Meet

Classic Chevys at Pomona

We also attended a number of the Supercar Sunday events in Woodland Hills. Here are a few of my favorite photos from SCS this past year.

The California Car Cover catalog photo shoots are always a lot of fun. It gets us up close to a number of amazing customs, hot rods, muscle cars and exotics throughout the year. Thank you to everyone that participated in a catalog photo shoot this year.

Annual Show Catalog Cover

Buick from the summer catalog.

Canepa Design Museum from our Father's Day catalog. 

Mercury by Hollywood Hot Rods from our late summer catalog.

Classic Chevy from our Hemmings gift guide catalog

Cadillacs from the fall catalog

Oldsmobile Convertible from our holiday catalog.

Thank you to everyone that made 2013 possible at California Car Cover. If you like the photos that you see here, browse around our blog for detailed coverage and photos from all of the car shows included here and then some!

Please come back for another year on the road with California Car Cover. Next year we celebrate our 25th Anniversary, so stay tuned for all of the events and specials we have under cover until 2014.