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How It All Started

In 2004 a group of car enthusiast gathered to organize and produce a quality car show in the Fountain Valley. In merely three weeks, we went from initial meeting to the realization of the show, with silver key benefiting from the proceeds. That show took place at Metcalf Park, under the trees and gazebo and participants all received door prizes, great music and a whole lot of fun!


The show grew into a two day event by adding the “Friday Night Cruise”. This is a Police and Fire escorted cruise and a legendary barbecue the evening before the show. The cruise and barbecue have been a rousing success, and we are still offering that for participants! Over the years, some of the volunteers have changed but the premise has stayed the same. Our premise: Producing a quality event for car enthusiasts with cars of every genre, thank you gifts (door prizes) for every participant, rocking music, great food, lots of fun, fellowship with friends and donating proceeds to help our community.


For many years Thunder in the Valley Fountain Valley has believed in our community, they are our future of car collecting! Supporting our community is indeed a worthy cause. Since that first show under the trees, your generosity has helped us raise over $30,000! With your help, we will continue to help our community and provide you with an entertaining, fun and fulfilling weekend of cool cars, great music, delicious food and awesome friends.  Thank you for joining us for another great weekend!


We hope you enjoyed reading about our history! Hop on over to the gallery to see some of the amazing cars, and people, that have been apart of this great organization!!

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