Give a warm welcome to the October 16, 2022 Pomona Swap Meet Featured Car Club… The SoCal Drifters Car Club!!

Club History

The late Pat Vesey — former Winchester, CA resident, Ford-lover and co-founder of the Temecula Rod Run and founder of the Murrieta Rod Run — created the Drifters of Southern California in the early 1990s. Back then, it was mostly a coffee shop group with members sharing car tips and recommendations for good mechanics. Pat’s dream was to help youth who face challenges but learn to overcome.


Today, the Drifters Car Club has been a family classic car club since 1997, with the club growing to over 400 members of men and women. The current Drifters co-chairs are Wayne Powell and Rose Cortez. The Drifters engage with many communities in Southern California, particularly the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. Club members enjoy a unique passion for classic automobiles and welcome anyone with like interests to join!

Club Info

The Drifters Car Club meet on a bi-monthly basis, on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month without fail. Most meetings run under 1 hour +/- ish depending on the agenda. It is encouraged to arrive early with your classic car but it is not required.

On the 2nd Saturday, they meet @ “Rosa’s Cafe” at 28134 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA @ 8:00am. They offer a $10 buck all-in breakfast including drinks and tip.

The 4th Saturday they meet @ “Precision Alignment & Brake” at 27860 Del Rio Rd, Temecula, CA @ 9 am coffee & donuts served. (Bring a folding chair)

The best part is there are NO DUES! The Drifters do not collect dues, but instead, run a monthly promotional $50/50 raffle to feed the costs of running the club. All Drifter apparel/swag is sold @ costs, no profit.
If you would like to stay updated on all things Drifters, you may complete an application on their website. After receiving your filled out application, the club will send out a weekly email blast that allows you to remain connected and engaged. You should start receiving yours in a week or two.
The Drifters highly encourage Club engagement and participation with the Drifter hosted Murrietta Rod Run. Many volunteers are needed to pull off such a Great Event!
“Drifters Legacy is built on folks like you, people with a shared passion for cars of old and the friendships that exist and develop as an engaged member.”

If you are interested in joining the Drifters or getting more information, please visit their website at 

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