About the Club


Since 1972, we have welcomed all Oldsmobile enthusiasts
and we continue to grow!

“No other domestic automobile builder can duplicate the long and glorious trail blazed by Oldsmobile. It spans the curious hand-built wooden carriage which chugged to life in 1897 to the last 2004 Alero that left the Lansing, Michigan plant on April 29, 2004” (reference O.C.A 1970).

Two years later in 1972, a small group of enthusiasts who recognized a need for a local organization to help promote the preservation of the Oldsmobile brand, started The Oldsmobile Club of Southern California. In September of 2022, the club celebrated 50 years together and hopes to keep the tradition alive for many more years to come.

We welcome you to the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California’s website; please feel free to look around and learn more about us and what we do. We also look forward to meeting you and your Oldsmobile at one of our events, car shows or reunions.
You Are the spirit of the Club.

we thank you all

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Years Of Dedication

Any year, any model, just an Oldsmobile... or not

The Oldsmobile Club of Southern California is open to all years, models, and “Olds Powered” Automobiles you may possess or wish to own in the future. In fact, there is no requirement to own an Oldsmobile for club membership as long as you remain enthusiastic 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 the Oldsmobile Brand. They are more than willing to help any newcomers and old-timers alike with questions, tips, and hands-on projects.
There is even a racing contingency amongst the membership ranks; so if going fast or building a street rod is your preference then there is something for those enthusiasts as well.

The Club's Monthly Breakfast Members & Board Meeting

The club makes a great point conducting monthly meetings to keep the members informed of club’s actions and future plans. On the second Saturday of each month, we hold the board meeting during breakfast at the Steamliner in Orange. It is a great opportunity to socialize and meet new members to put faces to the names.
Guests are welcome to join us for breakfast and evaluate the well doing of the Club before eventually joining. You’ll have the opportunity to meet members and feel in first hand the friendlyness and warm of our members.
So if you’ll like to meet us,  come along for breakfast!

Come and Meet Us at the Long Beach Swap Meet every Month.

We are always on the move!

Most months, the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California has car-related or community-related planned events. It is not uncommon to participate in several car shows, private car collection tours, and even non-vehicle related museum tours and charitable events. Additionally, the club also attends local cruise nights, car meets, and participates in parades throughout the year. Some members have also had the honor of having their cars in museum displays in the past, as well as the opportunity of participating in television commercials and movies.

One of the highlights each year is the Pacific Southwest Zone Show sponsored by both the Southern and Northern California Chapters of the Oldsmobile Club of America. Typically held once a year in May, the show location changes yearly between both clubs along the California coast or inland valley. This event is a points judged show, based on the judging structure used at the Oldsmobile Club of America National Meet. It is a good “tune-up” event for those members thinking about attending the “Nationals Show” held in July.

The most anticipated event of the year is the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California’s Memorial Show and Picnic. It is usually held in late October when the summer heat has cooled for everyone’s enjoyment. Both a memorial to members that have left us with a remembrance to their enthusiasm and contribution to the club, as well as a great gathering of members and non-members for a picnic at the park. It is a great time with super nice people and beautiful cars that make for a wonderful day at the park! The show takes place in the greater Los Angeles area and is open to all years and models of Oldsmobiles, as well as non Oldsmobile vehicles.

Car Shows
& Events


Private Collection
& Museum Tours

Club's Reunion & Gatherings

Common Questions

The Oldsmobile Club of Southern California is one of the largest chapters of the National Oldsmobile Club of America (OCA). With over 140 members, the club is one of the most active and oldest Oldsmobile Clubs in the United States. Although most of the club’s members reside in Southern California, we do have current members from Northern California and our neighboring state of Nevada.
The Oldsmobile Club of Southern California has been active since its creation in 1972. With over 140 members throughout the United States and abroad, it continues to grow and welcome new supporters. The club meets monthly to discuss future plans that include car shows, gatherings, reunions, museum tours, and any other events that continue to represent the Oldsmobile Brand. In addition, the club also maintains a close friendship, and working relationship, with both the Northern California Chapter and the Arizona Chapter.
Joining the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California allows members access to attend car shows, purchase merchandise, participate in private tours, attend automotive museums, be a guest at banquets, organize club reunions, and most importantly receive a copy of the clubs monthly newsletter.  Filled with valuable and essential articles related to the history and automotive progress of Oldsmobile, the monthly newsletter is by far one of the best publications promoting the legacy of the Olds Brand. Furthermore, the newsletter provides insight to the current club activities, a directory for “parts wanted” and “parts for sale” section, and most importantly the future plans of the SoCal Olds Club.   However, the greatest and most valuable benefit for all members is the camaraderie and family atmosphere one could only aspire to have in a car club. Filled with friendly, knowledgeable, and easygoing individuals, the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California has allowed car enthusiasts to share in the same passion in keeping Oldsmobiles on the road. Making lifelong friends comes naturally as evidenced by the current membership.  

We are “the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California”, but not the “Oldsmobile Car Club of Southern California”! As long as you love or show interest for Oldsmobile, you’re good!
For so many years, early hot rods used the Rocket engines, The fastest dragsters run Olds engine for years, and boats also all over the world are equipped with Olds too, even Carroll Shelby chose an Oldsmobile engine when he built his Series 1 between 1998 – 2005. So no you do not need an Oldsmobile car to join the Club, you don’t even need a car, just be an aficionado of the brand!

The 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. During the sunny month, 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 Southern California and Northern California chapters of the Olds Club. Typically held in May of each year on various locations, but always somehow in the middle. The other main event the club organize is the Annual Memorial Car Show and Picnic. This event takes place usually in September or October when the summer heat is dissipating. This Southern California show is held in the Greater Lows Angeles area, and for the past few years, at the Yorba Regional Park in Orange County.