Like clockwork, early December has played host to the 2014 Mooneyes Xmas Car Show for years. Initially, a small collective of hot rods at the historic hot rod companies location in Santa Fe Springs, the events fame has grown enough that it now fills the Irwindale Raceway facility. Attendee parking spills onto the oval race track, giving the impression of the world’s worst traffic jam for any enthusiast. Generally, the last big hurrah of the year, there’s always the slightest gamble that the typically sunny Southern California winter can turn it’s back and dump rain on the festivities, but this year the clouds stayed far away and the sun shined upon this great collection of vintage steel.
The 1/8-mile drag strip was dry and ready to run, rockabilly bands rocked through the day, and the pinups contest was loaded with beauties. Although the spectrum of cars runs the gamut, including custom vans, traditional hot rods, air cooled volkswagens, choppers, rat rods and lowriders, there’s a common theme of enthusiastic gear heads and (mostly) home built cars. Shot on film this year to showcase the vintage aspect of the gathering, these images do a good job of showing the details of the 2015 Mooneyes Xmas Show.
Shot using a Nikon F2 and Bronica ETRSi, Portra negative and Provia slide film.