We know the Southern California cruise season has officially began (not that it ever really seems to shut down) once the hot rods and customs start filling the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum's parking lot for its monthly cruise night. Cruise night might be a bit of a stretch as the parking lot is pretty full by 3:00 and it doesn't get dark for another four hours or more. The 2009 season kicked off with perfect weather and more cars than spots. The overflow parking area was as packed as I have ever seen it and the quality of cars was as high as usual.
If you're in the area on the first Wednesday of the month (April to December) be sure to swing by and check out the cars and get inside the museum to see some of the history.