Tomorrow morning, the streets surrounding Mooneyes headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California, will fill with hot rods and custom cars for their 2015 Open House. It’s not technically a car show, but rodders from across Southern California see the event as an opportunity to cruise over to 10820 Norwalk Boulevard—the company’s home since 1956—and check out what’s happening with the Moon crew.

Several of their well-known hot rods and racecars will be on display, including the recreated “Mooneyes” Dragster, the late Dean Moon’s 1934 Ford roadster and president Chico Kodama’s #553 Modified Roadster.

The dragster is a running recreation of Moon’s original “Mooneyes,” which was built around a Dragmaster chassis and a Potvin-blown smallblock Chevy. In 1963, the original car took A/Dragster top honors as well as Middle Eliminator at the Winternationals in Pomona, California. Although that car is now on display at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, Florida, they keep this recreation on hand in Santa Fe Springs. (Photos courtesy of Mooneyes)

Several of their well-known hot rods and racecars will be on display, including the recreated “Mooneyes” Dragster, the late Dean Moon’s 1934 Ford roadster and president Chico Kodama’s #553 Modified Roadster.

Moon’s personal hot rod, a ’34 Ford, will also be at the open house. Prior to his passing in 1987, he racked up miles across Southern California in the flathead-powered roadster. Highlights include Edelbrock heads, a 3x2 intake and signature Mooneyes yellow paint. Today, his son, Dean Jr., maintains the ’34.

Moon’s personal hot rod, a ’34 Ford, will also be at the open house. Prior to his passing in 1987, he racked up miles across Southern California in the flathead-powered roadster. Highlights include Edelbrock heads, a 3×2 intake and signature Mooneyes yellow paint. Today, his son, Dean Jr., maintains the ’34.

Perhaps the fastest car on display will be Chico’s #553 roadster. Based on a fiberglass ’27 T roadster body with a track nose and custom-built frame, he designed the car to compete at the El Mirage and Bonneville. With a supercharged smallblock Chevy, equipped with a Potvin front-mounted supercharger, the car has set records at more than 190mph. The blue and orange paint job is a tribute to the streamliner campaigned by late land speed racing legends Fred Larsen and Don Cummins.

Perhaps the fastest car on display will be Chico’s #553 roadster. Based on a fiberglass ’27 T roadster body with a track nose and custom-built frame, he designed the car to compete at the El Mirage and Bonneville. With a supercharged smallblock Chevy, equipped with a Potvin front-mounted supercharger, the car has set records at more than 190mph. The blue and orange paint job is a tribute to the streamliner campaigned by late land speed racing legends Fred Larsen and Don Cummins.

In addition to a wide range of cars, live entertainment by The Hot Rod Trio and DJ Dan Moses will keep things hopping while guests tour the historic Moon facility. As always, signature “Chico” burgers, which are named after Mooneyes’ president, are on the house.

In addition to a wide range of cars, live entertainment by The Hot Rod Trio and DJ Dan Moses will keep things hopping while guests tour the historic Moon facility. As always, signature “Chico” burgers, which are named after Mooneyes’ president, are on the house.

On top of all this, Mooneyes is offering a 10 percent in-store discount this Saturday only. Sales manager Bob Kriezel says they’re also bringing back the “dent and scratch” sale where you’ll find great deals on lightly blemished products. Look for them in the tent in the parking lot.

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The Mooneyes Open House is free to the public, and gates are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Stay tuned to Mooneyes’ Facebook, website and Instagram pages for additional coverage.

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