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)
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.