View Full Version : Donut Derelict's Run / Huntington Beach, Ca.

02-16-2007, 12:03 PM
March 17th is an opportunity for all Vanners, especially SoCal, to get together for a little run to a long time early Saturday morning weekly Hot Rod gathering in Huntington Beach, Ca. It takes place at the corner of Adams and Magnolia.
(Follow link for info)

Is anyone out there interested in getting together for this event?

'69 108

02-16-2007, 08:10 PM
I will be driving my van to this. Brad

02-16-2007, 10:15 PM
I'll be there also..These guys meet Real EARLY..I'll be there around 7 am..They usually break up before 9 AM..I'm only a couple miles from there !..Later , looking forward to it........JD
You will not be able to miss me.....

02-18-2007, 09:12 AM
Hopefully , my 67 will be painted and I'll run down from Buena Park. It's still in Barstow and has been since 11-05 at Rod's body shop. They take life very easy up there, but they do nice work!

02-19-2007, 05:23 PM
I will have to warn them that the vans are comin' ... we should have at least 10 vans the way it is going and quite possibly 20. You never know who is going to show up there. Andrewchevelle and I were talking to Chip Foose a few weeks back and he told us he had been there 2 weeks before in the Hemisfear.

02-19-2007, 06:03 PM
I definately would love to see Chip Fooses hemisphere in person.Someday I hope.Doug maybe we will get lucky with that next year?...AC... http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif

Celebrating 25 years as an early owner 1982-2007

Dave Addis
02-19-2007, 09:09 PM
I will certainly be there if at all possible...

Surfvan 1972
02-20-2007, 08:42 PM
I'm going to try to be there.

02-20-2007, 09:54 PM
I went down there this past Saturday and was happy to see two other early vans there. It was a good time, vehicles of all types from every manufacturer, including bikes.
It's a great bunch of people just having a good time in a relaxing atmosphere in a parking lot FULL of vintage cars, classics, rods, customs, trucks, bikes, vans(ours), and even an amphibious VW!
I'll be there on the 17th and it looks like we'll have quite a few other earlies showing up as well! It looks like if we want to park together we may have to get there at or before 5:30am. I had a tough time finding parking at 7:00am, had to wait for someone to leave. Like JD said, "these guys (and gals) get there early!"
Coffee, donuts, Earlies, and 300 other vintage irons, what else do you want?

Joe Russin
02-21-2007, 03:09 PM
Good to see you Cali guys getting together!!!!!!!!
Sombody better take some pictures!!!!!

02-22-2007, 09:24 PM
I will be photographing the event, got it covered.

02-23-2007, 10:02 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Joe Russin:
Good to see you Cali guys getting together!!!!!!!!
Sombody better take some pictures!!!!!

http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/smile.gifI will be there.Not sure if I am leaving my van at home or not, but I will take lots of pics. Also, are there any cheap, but nice motels nearby that anyone can recommend? Thanks,Brad

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02-24-2007, 01:19 PM
You guys are the best ! I wasn't sure if this would happen or not but the posts here got me going ! The list of vans is adding up ... Overhaulin' mid Chevy, Vanishing Breed early Ford (he stood us up), Battlestar mid Dodge, Pink Floyd flatglass Chevy (good possibility) ... and hopefully a few more early Chevies !

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02-24-2007, 01:45 PM
There surely are other vans out there. What about Raggedy Vandy? Think she's in LA somewhere. Camel? Where oh where are the So.Ca. van council members? Gotta try & get Jay there too.
Doug, where are you staying out here? Brad

03-01-2007, 08:50 AM
When I was talking to Tom he said that we should be there by 5:30 if we want the vans side by side ... If someone can't make it by that time you can always park somewhere else in the lot. They do not let you save spots.

We will be staying nearby, have not made final arrangements as yet.

03-01-2007, 12:33 PM
5:30-6 would be the right time...We should try to park in the 1st row that faces Adams Avenue ( Vanographer + I checked it out and parked there a couple weeks ago ) Most of the guys park as close to the Donut shop as possable and the parking lot fills up and out from there..If we are all there at 5:30-6 AM we can most likely all park in a row..The Donut shop is on the corner of Magnilia and Adams..See y there........JD

chevy van 5150
03-02-2007, 12:23 PM
Hey Pete,
I plan on going as well, Guess I will have to leave at 3:00am!! Is there any entrance fee of anything? I may also round up 1 more van as well.


03-02-2007, 02:59 PM
Hey Paul,
No entry fee at all, just roll on in and look for the row of Early Vans! Glad your coming. I'm now looking forward to getting a little closer look at your van...

chevy van 5150
03-04-2007, 03:32 AM
I will bring that wind wing glass for your van as well...

03-04-2007, 10:19 PM
Dang, you guys wait 2 years after I sell my van to show up in HB! Oh well, I will be there on the 17th, especially since it is only 2 blocks form my house! It'll be good to see that many vans there. I have only seen an old Ford and Dodge there before...

03-16-2007, 09:02 PM
See you there tomorow ! I'm shooting for 5:30.Who's still awake and going ?...JD

03-16-2007, 09:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JD:
See you there tomorow ! I'm shooting for 5:30.Who's still awake and going ?...JD<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am leaving here around 3AM. Should be there by 5 AM. Please save me a spot if anyone gets there real early. Brad

03-17-2007, 04:00 AM
Have fun boys(and girls?)!!!
I cant make it, but will be in King City this year for sure!!!!I'll meet you all from SoCal there I hope!!!
Get lots of pics!!!!!!

aka: chevro64

03-17-2007, 07:51 AM
Take plenty of pictures and tell "Virtual Vanner" Hello for us!

03-17-2007, 02:56 PM
What a great turnout by the Early Chevy guys and gals ! We had 6 early Chevs there, 5 2nd generation and a flatglass. I can't post any pictures yet due to my prehistoric laptop but I am sure Vanographer and Brad will have some up soon.
Never had 3 hours go by so fast, sorry to anyone I didn't get a good chance to talk to.
We had a few other later model vans like the Overhaulin van, Battlestar even Chopper Dave showed up with his early Econo, Rollie I have a nice present for you.

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03-17-2007, 09:07 PM
Yes, today was a great day. Arrived on sceen at 4:30 am. Were only 2 vans & a couple other rods there that early. At around 5 or so, it was like someone opened the gate. Cars,rods,bikes,vans,everything started rolling in. Parking lot quickly filled up.
Was awesome getting to meet & talk to new vanners from this site & others.
Here is the link to my pics. Also included some pics from the Beachcruisers event that was down on the beach today.
Thanks everyone that drove out. Doug, was a pleasure hanging out with you for a few hours today.Brad http://public.fotki.com/Lordmodelbuilder/vanning/donut-derelict-cruise/

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Dave Addis
03-17-2007, 10:35 PM
Very nice to meet you guys!
JD - we gotta do this again!
But maybe a little further south next time...
And a little later in the day....

Joe Russin
03-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Great pictures. Nice turn out.Its good to see all of you West Coast vannrs getting out there strutting your stuff.
In an area of rust free vehicals there HAS to be more vans out there hiding away. Waiting for there owners to bring them back out.hope fully you guys getting out in the public will motavate others to bring theres back out again or better yet build a couple of new ones.....
GOOD JOB guys.......


03-20-2007, 01:01 AM
I would personally like to thank everyone who made the trip to Huntington Beach, Ca. and Adams Ave Donuts and the Donut Derelicts weekly Saturday morning donut and hot rod fest! You guys rock!!
It was a great time had by all I believe. Earlies, 1st and 2nd Gen, 2nd gear chirps, 3rd Gens, Econolines and Dodge Vanups, Surf Wagons, Star Wars, Astros, VWs, good conversation and lots of laughs...a good time was had by all.
"How far did you come?" and "what time did you get up?" too Early, but just in time...

Photos here:

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03-20-2007, 03:20 AM
WOW...GREAT PHOTOS! Thanks for sharing them with us...that couldn't be there! http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/smile.gif

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03-20-2007, 05:11 AM
great pics vanographer!
do me a favor and zip em up and send em to me? THANKS! vaninm@gmail.com

03-20-2007, 10:03 AM
Got my pictures together ... the only problem I forgot to take pics of the early Chevies parked side by side, dohhhh. I did talk to these guys for a long time and only started taking pictures afterwards, whatta goof.
But the others took a good bunch and I will be stealing the best to make a special page for this event I was very proud to be a small part of.
Once again I would like to thank Vanographer for his part in getting the early Chevies there.
I made a mistake in my original post there 2 flatglass vans there.

This is a shot of Chopper Dave's buddie's Chev and the Murder Van.

The rest of my pictures are on http://www.showtrux.com

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03-20-2007, 09:54 PM
I would like to see names of the people in the pics. Be nice to have a post of people along with their vans and names. This way we could see who we are talking to here.

03-21-2007, 10:47 PM
...Hi Guys....JD Here....That's Renee and I standing in front of my 69 in Vanographers pictures link..Picture 3_9...We will try to get togeather for a BBQ or something in the near future , Not at 5:30 AM tho ! I had a pad of paper on my windshield for people to sign..Moonjoe stopped by to say hi..haven't seen him for a while and Trebor signed it but I didn't get to meet him http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/frown.gif...I got a few phone numbers / e-mail addresses tho so if any of my fellow Souther California vanners want to send me contact info , I'll call or e-mail you when we are getting togeather !.Later bros........JD

03-21-2007, 11:45 PM
Does MoonJoe still have his van? Isn't it the white with blue flames coming from the headlights?

03-22-2007, 03:58 PM
No , he sold it a couple years ago...He had a Blue and white sportvan but i think he re painted it solid blue..I havent seen him for close to 2 years..kinda fell off the grid..

03-23-2007, 10:43 AM
Man those are some nice pics! I hope to get out to more evants this year, really looking forward to driving my van to the top of Petit Jean Mt in the fall for the Midsouth Econo Meet to show off my 4whl disc brakes! I should be using it to trailer my Econo Pu to the show.

Thanks for the pics,