The Summer Cruise Night at Performance Plus

Text and Photos by Roger Rohrdanz


Summer Cruise Night has become a much-anticipated event in Long Beach, California. The warm evening was perfect for the event, and the generous people at Performance Plus Tires really go all out. They provided a great barbecue, live music, a castle jumper for kids, classic car show, raffles, prizes and a 50/50 drawing all in a family-friendly environment. At about 6 p.m. a helicopter flew over to take pictures—too cool!

Co-owners Hank Feldman (right) and Ricky Oropeza produce this show and two other cruise nights every year.


It took two parking lots and the street to hold more than 100 classic cars for the show. Performance Plus co-owners, Hank Feldman and Ricky Oropeza, produce this and two other cruise nights every year. As their sign says, they’re “Locally World Famous.” All of the proceeds from the events go to local charities.
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This very nice ’58 Ford Fairlane hard top Convertible belongs to Marcos Lopez.


Simply styled right, this ’56 Ford Victoria belongs to Robert Sosa.


This “Art Rod” in progress is a ’30 Ford five-window with 283 Chevy power. The owner/builder is Bert Cota.



Those beautiful Snap-on grilles were full of hot dogs, chicken, hamburgers and carne asada. WOW!


The barbecue was awesome and it went all evening.


Jeanne Hoffman brought her cool ’68 Chevy Chevelle.


Grayson Taylor brought his flamed small-block Chevy-powered Deuce three-window.


Layin’ low was this ’48 Chevy coupe with a nicely accessorized interior, featuring a beautiful wood grained dash, owned by Eric Torslensen.


The eye-in-the-sky Long Beach Police helicopter crew was checking out the action at the Performance Plus show.


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