The Dragoons Car Club’s annual “Nite of the Hot Rods” is one of my favorite shows in the Bay Area. I’m not sure what exactly it is about this show that makes it so unique; is it the fact that the Riverview Lodge is the perfect venue? Is it the goofy and good-natured spirit of the host club The Dragoons? Is it the fact that it’s free? Is it the local punk rock bands, the ever-present wind over the Suisun Bay and the setting sun as this show goes on into the evening? I don’t know, but there’s something special about this show that I really enjoy. It reminds me of simpler times where friends met up in person instead of by smartphone, where new builds were discovered by going out to a show or cruise night instead of on social media, and where new bands were discovered because they were playing at a show instead of popping up on your streaming service of choice. With that said, here are a handful of pics I managed to squeeze in between the crowd, I can’t wait until next time.