Donut Derelicts Meet, Hunting Beach CA

On my recent trip to LA, I managed to visit the famous Donut Derelicts breakfast meet in Huntington Beach. While this has been a breakfast I’d want to visit for a long time, I’d never managed to get there on previous trips. This time I was determined to not miss it, even though it meant a very early alarm. This event has been running every Saturday morning since February ’85 in the parking lot of Adams Ave Donuts. Enthusiasts from all over gather to enjoy a doughnut, a cup of coffee and the spectacle of street rods, hot rods, classic and speciality creations.

The doughnuts are amazing and huge, with every conceivable combination available. Although I’m not a coffee drinker, my travel buddies informed that was also very good too. However, I was there for the cars and they didn’t disappoint.

Bright chrome on this 1963 Chevy Impala

Super straight ’63 Impala was so clean, like most of the vehicles that turned out for the meet.

Military truck and Chevy Impala

Not a great photograph, but it does give you an idea of the contrast of rides that turn up to the Donut Derelicts weekly event.

Corey Caouette's 1927 Dodge pickup Lunch Money at the Donut Derelicts meet

Corey Caouette’s ’27 Dodge pickup Lunch Money as seen on Netflix’s Fastest Car. Don’t let the simple appearance fool you, this is one fast ride

Vintage motor cycle at Donut Derelicts

Vintage cycloped or modern recreation? Either way, it’s a pretty cool ride.

Chevy C10 pickup with the right mix of patina and shine

This Chevy C10 pickup had just the right mix of patina, shine and stance.

Not so little red Corvette

Not so little red Corvette was running a big block motor, straight from the factory, I’m told it’s a very rare beast.

32 Ford roadster for sale at Donut Derelicts

This awesome ’32 Ford highboy roadster looked period correct and was up for sale. As much as I’d like to have bought it home with me my wallet couldn’t stretch anywhere near to $55k asking price.

Awesome patena'd Karmann Ghia

Awesome little Karmann Ghia caught my eye due to the colour standing out on the damp grey morning.

Cool Chevy Apache pick up

1958 Chevy Apache Fleetside was super smooth.

Tail dragging 1963 Chevy Impala

Crowd-pleasing ’63 Chevy Impala showing off its moves.

Street driven race car

Didn’t get a chance to find out what this Ford-powered, street-driven racer, but it sounded great.

Green 1964 Chevy Impala low rider

Low slung ’64 Impala sitting on Dayton’s was simply gorgeous.

Blue 1956 VW Oval

I have a soft spot for Ovals and this Stock ’56 Volkswagen sat next to palm trees was right at home in Huntington Beach.

1963 Chevy Impala

Just look how straight this ’63 Impala is. It’s so beautiful, who wouldn’t want to cruise around So-Cal in this?

Early Bay Window camper

Sweet looking ’68 Bay Window was also up for sale

High rolling lowriding 1964 Chevy Impala

Proving that the Impala’s look just as awesome when rollin’ and hitting the switches.

1960 Chevy Impala tail fins

The tail end of a stunning 1960 Chevy Impala. This was the last year of proper tail fins.