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 wanted 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.
Super straight ’63 Impala was so clean, like most of the vehicles that turned out for the meet.
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 ’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 cycloped or modern recreation? Either way, it’s a pretty cool ride.
This Chevy C10 pickup had just the right mix of patina, shine and stance.
Not so little red Corvette was running a big block motor, straight from the factory, I’m told it’s a very rare beast.
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 little Karmann Ghia caught my eye due to the colour standing out on the damp grey morning.
1958 Chevy Apache Fleetside was super smooth.
Crowd-pleasing ’63 Chevy Impala showing off its moves.
Didn’t get a chance to find out what this Ford-powered, street-driven racer, but it sounded great.
Low slung ’64 Impala sitting on Dayton’s was simply gorgeous.
I have a soft spot for Ovals and this Stock ’56 Volkswagen sat next to palm trees was right at home in Huntington Beach.
Just look how straight this ’63 Impala is. It’s so beautiful, who wouldn’t want to cruise around So-Cal in this?
Sweet looking ’68 Bay Window was also up for sale
Proving that the Impala’s look just as awesome when rollin’ and hitting the switches.
The tail end of a stunning 1960 Chevy Impala. This was the last year of proper tail fins.