Each year, the
Lost Angels Children's Project
fullly restores and customizes a
to be given away at the
Hot Rods, Kustoms, & Motorcycle Show,
raising money to benefit
Each year, Founder, Aaron Valencia with his dedicated team and the youth of Lost Angels Children's Project restore a classic car. Working tirelessly for months to give new life to an old vehicle, they spend countless hours sourcing parts, building the body, and adding distinctive details, creating a one-of-a-kind automotive masterpiece.
While the car is being built, Aaron, along with volunteers all across Southern California, sell a promotional poster which comes with a ticket that automatically enters you into the drawing for a chance to win our newest custom classic car.
THE 2023 BUILD
1964 Chevy Impala
Congratulations to Robyn Butler, ticket number #6456! The lucky winner of the 2023 custom-built 1964 Chevy Impala, which was announced at the 2023 Ventura Nationals. We appreciate everyone who came out to support us. See you all next year.
THE 2022 BUILD
1962 Chevy C10
Congratulations to Joann Leclere, ticket number4676! The lucky winner of the student-built 1962 Chevy C10, which was announced at the 2022 Ventura Nationals. Joann is a 75-Year-old gal from Ojai, CA, she plans on daily driving this sweet truck! We appreciate everyone that came out to support. It was great to finally bring back the giveaway builds, see you all next year.
THE 2019 BUILD
1959 El Camino
Congratulations to Jose Alvarado, the lucky winner of the 1959 El Camino at 2019 Ventura Nationals. We've had a lot of love from the people in Watsonville, CA. First was Mike in 2016 with the Cadillac Coupe DeVille and now another one. Happy to be growing our support out there!
THE 2018 BUILD
1964 BUICK RIVIERA
Congratulations to Matt Lyons, the lucky winner of the 1964 Buick Riviera at the 2018 Ventura Nationals. I think his daughter was in more shock than he was, but at least now she will have a sweet ride when she turns 16. Let's see what Dad has to says about that! Thank you to everyone who came out, showed their support and purchased tickets this year, it was truly an amazing event!
Finding out she was the lucky winner was the biggest shock in her life, but it was nothing but smiles from there on out. CONGRATS to the lucky winner, Jessica Mendoza of Clovis, California. She got to drive away in one sweet ride! Thank you to everyone who came out, showed their support and purchased tickets this year, it was truly an amazing event!
THE 2017 BUILD
1958 CHEVY APACHE FLEETSIDE
350 Chevy Crate Engine
700 R4 Transmission
Custom Hand-made Chassis
Art Morrison Front Suspension
10 Bolt Chevy Rear End
Air Ride In Rear
15x6 Rocket Rims
195x75x15 White Wall Radial Coker Tires
THE 2016 BUILD
1951 COUPE DE VILLE
This year's custom car giveaway has come and gone!
We want to extend a special thank you to each and every one of you who purchased a promo poster and entered the drawing - we're grateful for your support of the Lost Angels Children's Project!
Congratulations to this year's winner, Mike Montes, from Watsonville, CA! He walked away with the 2016 Charity-Build 1951 Cadillac Coupe De Ville!
The restoration of 2015's 1936 Ford Coupe Give-Away car began in March and was completed mid-summer, just in time for the 13th Annual Ventura Nationals Custom Car & Motorcycle show, Labor Day weekend!
The winner, Lee Patton (AZ), has some big plans for this incredible car that might really make a difference for a lot of people. Stay tuned to see how this story unfolds!
THE 2015 BUILD
1936 FORD COUPE
THE 2014 BUILD
1931 FORD ROADSTER
In 2014 Lost Angels Children's Project founder, Aaron Valencia, adopted an abandoned Ford, and with the help of car club friends, sourced the parts needed to restore the custom 1931 Ford Roadster given away at last years Ventura Nationals Car Show on August 31st. For three months, Aaron, witht he assistance of local neighborhood kids, built up this car, putting on the final touches the day before the show.
The winner, Daniel Espinal, is a first-time Hot Rod owner from Bellflower, CA.