I had received a couple of emails asking about car related things to see and do in the days before World Run kicks off.There are shops just about everywhere in Southern California,but heres a few "must see" places I came up with..
The days before the show,there are "shop parties" at various shops in and around Pomona.SoCal Speed Shop and Waldens Speed Shop both have them Friday night.Old Crow and Lucky Burtons place are both in Burbank and usually have something Thursday as well as a Hop Up Magazine party one of the nights.
As for other car related places to see,they are everywhere in the surrounding area.Early Ford Store in San Dimas is 10 minutes on surface streets from your hotel(SoCal and Waldens are 15 minutes on streets as well).CW Moss/Reids Early Ford Parts is also a half hour away in Olde Town Orange.All of these places are must see and are great if you are looking to ship parts home!
There are also a few museums to see in the area.The Petersen is in Downtown LA and has recently been remodeled.The California Driving Museum in El Segundo is a great place as well.Both places are about an hour to 2hrs from Diamond Bar(depending on traffic) :(
If anyone is bringing spouses and children,Disneyland is 30 minutes from Pomona,as is Knotts Berry Farm.Old Towne Orange is filled with Antique Stores/Restaurants.
There are also some top notch Air Museums near Pomona.Yanks Air museum and Planes of Fame are awesome collections of Warbirds from around the world.
Like I mentioned,driving in SoCal can be very challenging due to the constant traffic.Surface streets can usually get you where you are going much quicker the the highways.Please plan at least an hour drive time to anywhere you are headed and bring plenty of patience with you.If anyone needs specific details,I can be reached at 510-579-1658 or via email at Ercorvello@gmail.com
Here is a list of addresses to the places I mentioned above.Everyone be safe and be ready for a great time with our Worldwide Family..Love you all!
Nor Cal Chapter President
Road Devils Car Club
SoCal Speed Shop
1357 E Grand Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
Waldens Speed Shop
1040 Price St, Pomona, CA 91766
Early Ford Store
108 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
Old Crow Speed Shop
52 E Palm Ave Burbank, CA 91502
Luckys Speed Shop
426 N Varney St, Burbank, CA 91502
10811 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91602
CW Moss/Reids Hot Rods
420 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866
1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
California Driving Museum
610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245
15151 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, CA 91342
Planes of Fame
Chino Airport, 14998 Cal Aero Drive, Chino, CA 91710
Jimmy Shine Workshop
1729 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867
LimeWorks Hot Rods
12005 Rivera Rd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Circle City Hot Rods
931 W Hoover Ave, Orange, CA 92867
Yanks Air Museum
7000 Merrill ave
10820 Norwalk Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Auto/Aero Books(car and aviation only books/magazines)
2900 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Bob's Big Boy
4211 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
7447 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241