OPGI celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a classic car show last weekend in Seal Beach. A few hundred cars were beautifully displayed on site of OPGI’s Seal Beach facility under perfectly blue sunny skies and with great crowd participation.
I visited the show with my 16 month old Daughter and in-laws and was impressed at the level of the show entrants, several nice enough to garner the attention of Hot Rod TV.
I found it interesting to see so many different automotive interests represented at the show from lowriders, show cars, original stock vehicles and drag racers. To bring all these different automotive niches together is truly a testament to the vision of OPGI’s founder and President, Dave Leonard.
Food for the festivities was cooked up by our very own Seal Beach Lions Club, who kept dogs and burgers coming hot off the grill for hungry spectators and participants. OPGI generously donated 50% of all proceeds from the 30th Anniversary with classic car show to the non-profit Seal Beach Lions Club.
Another local business, and neighbor of OPGI, Affliction Clothing had their version of what I call a “Mad Max” car in the show. The car, clearly designed by Affliction Clothing motor crew, drew a lot of attention with its rough styling and over-the-top power plant. Shoe-horned into the engine compartment was what appeared to be a small block Chevy sporting a MASSIVE Weiand supercharger and full NOS wet system complete with 80 pound chrome nitrous tank in the trunk. Get out of the way if you see this thing coming!
The show seemed to offer something for every spectator, even the little ones toddling along in amazement. Grace Ferguson was spotted admiring several of the brightly polished classic cars that were clearly impressive enough to keep her attention for more than an hour. Overall the OPGI 30th Anniversary classic car show was a tremendous success not only for the company, but the community alike. Congratulations OPGI!