Since 1950, the famed Mooneyes logo has adorned more cars than any other in history and those two peeping eyes are still iconic.
The current and the original location for Mooneyes is Santa Fe Springs, CA and it’s there at this time every year Mooneyes has an open house. Owners of vintage rods, customs, race cars, and motorcycles come from all over to mix with other customers of this legendary auto parts and service supplier.
You have live music with the coolest cars and bikes rolling in all day, and Chico’s world famous hamburgers! What else do you really need? Imagination, creativity, ingenuity, attitude, and style were all there for everyone’s enjoyment. Hundreds of cars were bumper to bumper along both sides of Norwalk Blvd. The Mooneyes parking lot, the Café, and the shop across the street were packed with cars. Most of these vehicles are not seen at the usual car shows. Add to that some cool choppers to go with the entertainment and lots of ink and you have the perfect mix of artistic and automotive subcultures.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the November 2016 print issue of the Drive Magazine.