Cruise to Surf City Garage
The club cruised to the Surf City Garage in Huntington Beach for a private tour arranged by Jerry Dominguez. Surf City Garage produces a high end line of car care products that are sold in auto stores. Pep Boys is one outlet where their products are sold. The owner of the company, Tim Miller also owns a very large collection of '50's and '60's muscle cars. I believe his total collection is over 120 cars of which about 60 were on display at the facility we visited. We were met by Tim's daughter, Carrie Miller who is the v.p. of operations for the company. The facility has a very impressive entry lobby with a pool and waterfall. Then we entered into a '50's diner with several cars on display. Then into the main room which is not only loaded with an impressive lineup of muscle cars but is also loaded with original neon signage as well as lot of other memorabilia such as gas pumps, coke machines and metal signs. Then outside the main display area is another 20 or so cars on display.
The excellent photos below (click on any photo for an enlargement) were taken by Doug Morris.
The cruise consisted of the following club members: Tom and Bev Glavas, Dale and Penny Anderson, Bill Barger and Jill Epson along with Bill's son and daughter-in-law, Jim Cavin, Jim Davis and David Berg, Jerry and Donna Dominguez, Terry and Karen Kollar, Doug and Dietta Morris and Bob and Gretchen Taylor.
If you didn't make it, you missed a terrific tour as Doug's photos attest.
|Here are some more photos from
the tour supplied by Laura Barger. Note that the turquoise Chevy
pickup was owned by the Miller family back in the '50's but was
sold. Eventually Mr. Miller was able to track it down, buy it back
and fully restore it. When asked what was their favorite vehicle in
the entire collection, both of the Surf City personnel who answered
that question said that it was the truck.