If anybody gets to be nostalgic, it's custom-car builder George Barris. The man's been a part of the hot rod and custom car movement since its earliest days, and shows no evidence of getting out now. Four years ago, George decided to sponsor a hot rod and custom show to bring back the days of cruising and racing and bench racing in the Los Angeles area. The result was the Cruisin' Back to the 50's Culver City Car Show. We go every year and couldn't miss the 5th annual event, which filled the streets of downtown Culver City with a terrific variety of pre-'75 rods, customs, restos, musclecars, classic trucks, and lowriders-not to mention vendors, live music, and crowds of spectators.

This trip back to the 1950s, with George as it's personal tour guide, has been getting bigger and better, and more crowded, every year. We're hearing rumors that the city has agreed to close off even more local streets next year to allow the show to continue to grow. We can't wait. Until then, we've got photos from this year's event to indulge our own nostalgia.