It’s always quite a sight to see a bunch of splendid classics parked on the grass, especially at beautiful Signal Hill Park. It has been the site for all 26 of the Sultans Car Club’s car shows. This group, based in Long Beach, CA, has been around for over five decades! Today the club is still going strong these days with 30-plus members.
The day of the show the weather started off cool but warmed up soon and stayed sunny all day with temps in the 80s. That’s Southern California for ya. The perfect temperature and the setting provided the perfect backdrop to the collection of vehicles there.
One of the unique things about this park are the old, well maintained, odd variety of trees that provide shade for almost 200 pre-’75 cars. And on the man-made side, the best thing about this show is the diverse styles of cars, classics, bombs, street rods, trucks, customs, and hot rods. It’s a nice match.
As if that weren’t enough, you also had great live music courtesy of Johnny Rocket & the V-Twins. Plus a very tasty Sultans BBQ was available for attendees. On the vendor side you had a nice selection of 15 or so interesting booths lining the parking lot. The event also had a raffle, 50/50, and the “special” car awards included some that were handmade.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the December 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.