Important: Please note our Membership Location, details are at the bottom of this page, under “Meetings”.
Many have asked if we are active? The short answer is yes. The long answer is Covid has slowed our roll. Many of our members are older so it was decided to follow the CDC recommendations regarding gatherings and the fact that our meetings are normally held at restaurants, kind of shut us down. We are looking forward and hopeful that we can return to some kind of normal in the fall of 2021. Our next get together is scheduled for October 30th 2021. Our 32nd memorial Car Show will be held that day. We have changed the venue so we can control anything that may arise because Covid is still in our midst. See the enclosed flyer. We hope to see you there.
The Oldsmobile Club of Southern California was founded in December of 1972 by a small group of Oldsmobile enthusiasts who recognized a need for a local organization to help promote the preservation of the then classic Olds models from the first eight decades of production.
The first meeting place was at South Gate Park and over the years, the club has moved around its monthly meeting place to 16 different locations in an effort to accommodate the continually growing membership as well as make the meeting location be as centrally located as possible. Some of these meeting sites included the GM Training Center in Burbank, Century Oldsmobile in Van Nuys, Pioneer Olds in North Hollywood, and Browning Oldsmobile in Cerritos.
In 1974, the local membership voted to become a chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America, and to this day is one of the oldest and largest chapters of the O.C.A. with members owning Oldsmobile’s from the early 1900’s all the way to Final Five Hundred 2004 models.
Our club makes a point of not only conducting monthly meetings to keep the membership informed of club business but also an opportunity to socialize and meet new members to put faces to the names. There are usually monthly events planned, both car-related as well as community-related with tours of museums, private collections, various city facilities, and participation in charitable events. We host car shows, attend cruise nights, participate in parades, have had member’s cars in museum displays, and even have had opportunities to have member’s cars in commercials and in the movies.
One of the highlight events each year is the Pacific Southwest Zone Show sponsored by both the So. Cal and Nor. Cal chapters of the Olds Club, typically held in May of each year on the Central California Coast. This event is a points judged show, based on the judging structure used at the O.C.A. national event and is a good “tune-up” for the “Nationals” usually held in July of every year at different locations around the country.
The club is open to any year, any model, and any “Olds Powered” automobile you may have or wish to own as current ownership of an Olds is not required, just the enthusiasm of the Oldsmobile brand. The club has many well-versed experts among its ranks with a wealth of knowledge on almost any model produced by Oldsmobile that are willing to help newcomers and old-timers alike with their questions and projects. We even have a racing contingency amongst the ranks so if going fast or building a street rod is your preference; there is something for those enthusiasts as well.
As a member of the chapter, and the national club ( O.C.A. ) if you desire, you receive monthly newsletters with great articles, photos, tech info, classified ads, event flyers, and more. You can advertise in these publications for free as a club member so this becomes a valuable tool for finding or selling some of those hard to find parts.
So welcome to the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California’s website, feel free to look around and learn more about us, and hopefully, we will see you and your Olds at one of our next events.