A Message from the President

John Burge, President of Great Autos

Welcome to the Great Autos of Yesteryear website. I'm John Burge, President of Great Autos. I am honored to be selected for another year as President. 2018 will be a great year for the club!

The club was formed over 30 years ago as a place for LGBT car enthusiasts who did not feel welcome in many single marque car clubs. What started as a couple dozen individuals has now grown into an organization based in Southern California with more than a thousand members around the world.

We welcome all individuals interested in automobile collecting and restoration; however, owning a car is not a criterion for membership. Sign up for a free trial membership today to access our online newsletter and see what you’ve been missing. 




Message to you
Sunday, 25 February 2018
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  • McCormick's Auction & Modernism Weekend

    Feb 23-25 in Palm Springs

  • Auto Show - March 2-4, 2018

    Club participants wanted -More info below

  • Heaps O' Fun - March 11

    Show off your work in progress! Details below and in the Solenoid

  • Online Roster Available Now!

    February update available

  • Join Great Autos for fun!!!

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Cruise NightsLOOK TO YOUR RIGHT! >>>>

We have local cruise events in your area, just click on it! This is where prospective members get to meet existing members in a casual setting, usually over a restaurant meal, and always with tire-kicking before and after the event. There's no charge for these events (other than the meal cost), so come on down and see what it's like to be a part of Great Autos! 

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Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018

Mar 11, 2018

Local Cruise Events

New members especially are welcome to our local cruise events. Click below on an area for updated information!

LA Area

LA/West Hollywood

Sunday, Feb 18th
at 12:30pm
Brunch at DeSano Pizzaria
4959 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles

For more info, please email Edward Garren at or call him at (213) 596-9674.


SF Valley


Wednesday, February 14th
at Black Bear Diner/Cafe
18355 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana, CA 91356

Wednesday, February 28th
at Magnolia Grille
10530 W. Magnolia Blvd.,
N. Hollywood, CA 91601

Meet in the parking lot at 6:30 pm,
dinner at 7 pm

Contact Rick Lee
(805) 527-2264




Long Beach cruises will be on hiatus until further
notice. George’s 50’s Diner is beginning its reapir
and remodel. Look for details in future Solenoids!

Questions, call Carmi or Sue at (562) 427-AUT O.

SG Valley

For more info, contact Mitch Braiman (626) 798-AUTO  

So Cal

San Diego


The ongoing Hillcrest Classic Car Show sponsored by Great Autos will be held on the third Saturday of the month, February 17th, on Normal Street between University and Harvey Milk. It’s the perfect venue for visibility...in the middle of Hillcrest right under the giant rainbow flag. This month the local chapter of the AACA will be joining us.

Set up is from 12 noon to 1 pm. The show is from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Questions? Contact Kimball Vincent (619) 861-7800

Palm Springs


Wednesday, February 7th:
Cruise to Sonic Drive-In,
30-777 Date Palm Drive,
Cathedral City.
Tire-kicking at 5:30 pm,
Dinner at 6 pm.

Sunday, February 18th:
Dinner at
Manhattan in the Desert,
2665 E Palm Canyon Dr,
Palm Springs.
Tire-kicking at 5:30 pm,
Dinner at 6 pm.

Saturday, February 24th:
Coffee at Koffi,
71-380 Highway 111,
Rancho Mirage. 9 am.

Contact Richard St. Amant
for more information
or 310 989 7700.

Orange Co

1st Sunday Brunch Cruise
at Avila’s El Ranchito
in Old Town Orange,
Feb. 4th!
In a restored Victorian era church,
182 S. Orange St.,
Orange 92866.

Tire-kicking begins at 9:30 a.m.,
we go in to dine at
9 (rain or shine)!
RSVP by emailing Jerry
before Thursday midnight
February 1st.

For more info, contact Jerry Garvin.



Central Coast


 Contact Rick Tibben
at 805-931-0828
for general area information.




Contact Lincoln Sarmanian at 206-567-4338 or email



Las Vegas

The Car Show on Eastern
in Las Vegas/Henderson is
every Saturday
from 7 AM to 10 AM
at 9500 South
Eastern Ave.
in the Sansone Richmar Plaza.

Cars & Cops Car Show,
Saturday, Feb. 24th,
Sunset Park.
10 am–3 pm.
Contact Jay to register.

Contact Jay D’Angelo
(702) 400-3749


Weekly Sunday brunch
at 10 am at
5th Avenue Cafe
(Thomas Rd. and 5th Ave., Phoenix).

Friday dinner at 6 pm.
We are at Culver’s
(825 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix).

You are always welcome to join us!

Contact Roger Irland
602-999-6594 or email



The Houston area’s monthly
dinner meeting will
now rotate between various
locations around
the Houston area.

Meetings are on the
1st Wednesday
of each month
(next is February 7th)
at 7 pm.

For location for the upcoming meetings,
call Rob Ziegler
at (281) 917-2191.


Call John Criswell for information on local events. 505-873-3310