OK, we admit it. We've got it good here in California. It's late November as we go to press, and we just hit six different cruises in four nights. Attending cruise nights is a time-honored tradition all over the U.S. of A, as evidenced by our "20 Hottest Cruise Spots" story in the July '97 issue. This time we wanted to concentrate on what's happening in our own backyard. All this past summer, we spent nights hanging out at the spots we show you here. As spring rolls around again, you can be sure that these weekly informal car shows will be as strong as ever. Even in the "off season" (with darkness falling by 5 p.m.) we were still able to attend all these places and get in plenty of bench racing and tech-tip spotting. Thinking about coming to SoCal sometime soon? Or do you already live here? If so, the most comprehensive source we've seen for listing weekly cruise nights is Miss Information's Automotive Calendar of Events. It lists nearly every automotive happening in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Think we were on cruise night overload with six spots in four nights? Well, Miss Information's "Just Cruisin'" column listed 102 weekly or monthly events in its Nov. '98 issue! You can subscribe by mailing 15 bucks to A.C.E., Dept. CC, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 375, Long Beach, CA 90803, or calling 562/799-1155. Tuesday Shoeboxes galore. We began our cruise night tour on a Tuesday evening at Boyer's Coffee in the Redondo Beach/Lawndale area. In the spring and summer months, this lot is packed with close to 200 tricked-out street machines, resto cars, street rods, and God knows what else. Listed in Miss Information's as the South Bay Cruise night, the parking lot is on the corner of Marine and Inglewood avenues right off the 405 freeway's Inglewood Avenue. offramp. Phone info on this cruise night can obtained at 310/335-2567. Shoeboxes galore. We began our cruise night tour on a Tuesday evening at Boyer's Coffee in A cup of hot java from Boyer's really hit the spot as we ogled the super-smooth panels of this '67 Chevelle. A cup of hot java from Boyer's really hit the spot as we ogled the super-smooth panels of Even in the early-evening darkness of fall, the Redondo event is worth checking out each Tuesday. Once daylight savings time hits, it's a gathering not to be missed. Even in the early-evening darkness of fall, the Redondo event is worth checking out each T 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article By Miles Cook Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!