You may have heard that we’re giving away a beach cruiser, or rather RacingJunk.com and VisitMyrtleBeach.com are restoring a ’53 Chevy Sedan Delivery and turning it into the beach cruiser of our (and hopefully YOUR) dreams. Trust me, you’re going to be hearing about this project over the next 14 months as we finish the build with our friends over at Outcast Kustoms, along with other trusted partners, and take the custom cruiser on the road. But for now, the car is transforming from a green machine into a sleek surf-styler, and we thought we’d take a minute to reflect on the iconic beach cruiser itself. Sure, we normally focus on things that go fast, look mean, and burn out, but everyone needs a vehicle with style, sass and purpose for the lazy days of summer (or those days when summer seems a million years a way).
For those of us who love cars, the drive to the beach can be nearly as fulfilling as the sand between your toes. A great car riding the highway as the sun sparkles off the waves fills that primal part of you, and making the trek in your minivan might not be as awe-inspiring as you would like. So if you’re hitting the beach on a regular basis, thinking about upgrading your beach ride. If that little Chevy Cavalier you currently drive is running on borrowed time, enter it in a Chump Car race, and then look to one of these cool cruisers. Or better yet, enter to win one of your own!
Whether it is a brand new car or a classic, there is nothing like cruising the beach front in a convertible. You have the top down, your surf or boogie board hanging out the back—life is good.
While this is a simple list, we hope you get the idea that building the perfect beach cruiser is a matter of taste. So, what you want to cruise to the beach in, and how would you modify it to suit your tastes. We want to hear from you.