California Dreamin' Hot Rods builds show quality vehicles that are meant to be DRIVEN not just looked at. They take pride in knowing that the cars that roll out of the shop can be comfortably driven anywhere. Stop in the shop and check out the latest projects, or plan your own build, whether it be hot rod, muscle car, or pickup.
The year was 1958 when then 13 year old Paul Forbes, owner of California Dreamin' Hot Rods first became addicted to hot rods. After seeing a copy of an issue of Rodding and Restyling Magazine, his older brother left in the house, Paul's lifelong passion had begun.
Once he saw that channeled, flathead powered 32 roadster on the cover he was caught in the web of hotrodding! Six Months later he bought his first car, a 1930 Ford Roadster for $75.00 and began building his first Hot Rod.
He pulled the motor our of a 54 Oldsmobile, put a 47 Ford Transmission behind it and dropped it in his roadster after channeling it over a Model A Frame. Fast forward over fifty years later and quite a few hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles and you can still find Paul in the shop building hot rods. The cars rolling out of California Dreamin Hot Rods have been featured in national magazines, won numerous awards, and have been giveaway cars at national events. but what gives Paul Forbes the greatest pleasure is see the reaction on his clients faces when they see their finished dream car.