From time to time, I like to dip into local car meets and see what other Millennials are up to. The beautiful thing about SoCal is that despite it being December, it’s never too cold to host a meet at night.
California car culture never ceases to amaze me. The pbskids staff has been to a whole lot of car shows in California; even still, I was amazed to see some really cool whips that evening in Huntington Beach, Calif. By the time I got there, the cops had already shown up, but surprisingly they didn’t stop the meet. The series of beach meets started with Kevin Aldana, Brian B., and Roger Lopez, and Kevin says, “ We had always thought about a meet by the sunny coast. The beach meet actually started in June this year and the number of cars and people are growing by each meet.”
Of course with so many cars you’ll inevitably have people who will want to burnout or show they have two-step. “We don’t support the burnouts and donuts like how much of the younger kids do. We just want the car community to get together and be like the old days. Walking around, talking about their cars and what their goals are,” Kevin adds. We think it all starts with educating the younger generation that it’s really not all that cool to rev your engine, it never was. We get that it’s cool seeing fire come from an exhaust, but there’s a time and place for all of that. And doing donuts and burnouts in an uncontrolled area is just straight up dangerous. Historically, there will always be that douchebag, but we’re hoping for the best for our beloved local car scene. For now, we’ll be California dreaming at cool beach meets like this one.