After a location chance and a rain delay, Quarantine Cruise 9 finally happened. No surprise—it was well worth the two-month wait.
As with Quarantine Cruise 8, the cruise began at SOCO & The OC Mix in Costa Mesa, California. The golden glow of the early morning sun made for a spectacular backdrop as vehicles rumbled in. Well over 2,000 classic cars and trucks showed up by 9am ready to cruise.
Those that arrived on the earlier side found a spot to park and then got to just relax and watch. Then, before 9am even hit, people were itching to get on the road. Minor traffic control was needed to keep vehicles from rolling out before @weektowickedjason and @hektatoo could lead the way.
Once the guys running the show fired up their trucks, we followed suit in our 1970 C10. A twist of the key powered up the 700-horse LS7 under the hood and we were off.
Quarantine Cruise 9, as is tradition, found its way to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This time around the route took us from the 405 freeway, down Beach Boulevard, and then up PCH to Long Beach, CA. The ending location was the Marina Shores shopping center and adjacent parking lots.
Here, the fun continued with long traffic jams and packed parking lots that were filled with thumping V8s. It is safe to say this was easily one of our favorite cruises yet. We’ll certainly be back for the next one and hope to see you out there too!
Until then, enjoy the photo gallery below. Don’t forget to follow us on our social media @classicperform for even more video and photos of the cruise over the weeks and months to come.