For many Americans, Labor Day is time for one last BBQ or beach day before the onset of colder weather. For car guys, Labor Day weekend represents the last three consecutive days off before many people start to pack in their rides for the oncoming winter. Some of the biggest car shows of the whole year don’t happen until labor day weekend, and both sponsors and promoters pull out all the stops in order to end the season on a high note.
Speedway Motors, America’s oldest speed shop and a well-known maker of hot rod parts of all kinds, was recently on hand at the Great Labor Day Cruise In in Costa Mesa, California. They snapped some cool pics of many of the hot rods on hand and shared their album with their Facebook fans, sharing tons of cool pictures to pour over.
The Cruise-in attracted domestic cars of all makes and models, running the gamut from hot rods to muscle machines. Cars, trucks, customs and more took to the streets of Costa Mesa, and Speedway Motors was on hand to catalog all of the crazy cars that came out for this end-of-summer celebration.
Some of our favorite standouts include a funky, futuristic Cadillac station wagon/limo type thing, a Stingray Corvette with a wicked paintjob and a blower sticking out of the hood, and a simple-yet-clean ‘68 Mercury Cougar. But the odd rods really stole the show, including a 4×4 Ford Pinto, and a car that can only be described as the “true” definition of horsepower.
Make sure you check out the full Speedway Motor’s Facebook gallery page to see even more rides from this weekend’s cruise in.