Genocide Los Angeles: 4th Annual Party at the Pink Motel

June 17, 2024  | By LRS Staff

We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it again: “Genocides’ Pink Motel Party” is one of our favorite annual automotive traditions. The small yet impactful gathering is one where words and pictures simply can’t capture the essence of this event. Simply put, this yearly gathering just has a vibe.

The Pink Motel, a vibrant setting that transports you to the gritty world of an 80’s crime movie, was built in 1946. Its iconic architecture, a testament to a bygone era, has graced the screens of numerous hit shows and music videos. It’s not just a venue, it’s a living piece of history, a vintage motel that offers a unique opportunity to step back in time.

This year, Genocide Car Club delivered yet another exceptional gathering on May 18th, solidifying their reputation for putting on a good time. Complete with tons of 70s-style lowriders, rods, and kustoms, pictures and words do absolutely no justice to an event that you just have to experience.

Walking the Pink Motel, you’re greeting by a barrage of custom cars and when it comes to paint, well let’s just say there’s a little bit of everything to see. From custom murals to candy paints, patinas to patterns, this place is the proving grounds that the only limitations are your own creativity. From budget builds to full show pieces, the spot was jumping and one of our favorites is always Rupe’s Riviera. 

A little fun fact: The Pink Motel was built in 1946 by Maximillian and Gladys Thomulka and it soon became a roadside attraction because of its bright pink and blue facade. In the 80’s, their son Monty started renting the property to production companies and today Monty’s daughter Tonya and her son Alex run the property. To read more about this incredible place click here