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.
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
Even in the early-evening darkness of fall, the Redondo event is worth checking out each T