palos verdes (part 1)

Yes, I know, it's been quiet around here lately. The move back from Southern California to Switzerland took most of my time and every free minute I was busy working on the first printed edition of... Hold on – this has to wait for later. –– Okay, where have we been. Right: California! Now imagine, on my very last day in California, I got the chance to experience nothing less than hot rod heaven.

Hot rod heaven is also known as the Palos Verdes Hot Rod Cruise #2. And it's called "cruise" on purpose. Simply because it's all about driving. The wild cliffs and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean make for the perfect backdrop and add up to the overall experience. The driving forces behind the cruise are Coco Shinomiya and Lynn Bird.

By the time we arrived, the driveway of the meeting point already was packed. It was great to see many familiar faces and meet new ones.

The hour that was left before the caravan would take off went by way too fast.

Then it was time to leave for the first section of the cruise. Coco enjoyed driving her freshly finished 1927 Model T Roadster on deuce rails, built by Kyle Phillips of Oceanside.

Albeit with a focus on traditional hot rods, some customs and classics joined the festivities, too.

Dreamy driveway.

We were heading for the Palos Verdes peninsula, the perfect cruising habitat, and according to wikipedia, also known for distinguished schools, extensive horse trails, and high home prices.

Great looking mildly modfied Ford wagon.

Killer stance on this 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan.

And that's it for now, so stay tuned for part 2 of the Palos Verdes Hot Rod Cruise #2!

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