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March 9, 2011 (El Cajon)--The 2011 season of the Cajon Classic Cruise has added additional shows, theme nights and will start a month earlier than previously announced.


“Cajon Classic Cruise will roll out 31 shows in 2011, nearly double the number of shows presented last year," said Kathryn Courter of the El Cajon Community Development Corporation, which organizes the annual downtown El Cajon car show. 

 Opening Night of the popular Cajon Classic Cruise has been moved up four weeks to Wednesday, April 6, and a number of additional Theme Nights have been added. (See complete schedule below.)   Now in its 11th season, the weekly car show will run every Wednesday night through October 26 from 5-8 p.m., with a special Holiday Parade of Lights Show on December 7, 2011.

A summer tradition in downtown El Cajon, the Cajon Classic Cruise car show was conceived and is organized each year by the El Cajon Community Development Corporation, a non-profit community organization. The Cajon Classic Cruise has grown into Southern California’s largest weekly classic car show.

Admission is free to the Cajon Classic Cruise, which features more than 500 classic, custom and hot rod cars and motorcycles valued at more than $10 million presented weekly within a lively street festival setting. The Cajon Classic Cruise is centered on East Main Street at Prescott Promenade, just east of the intersection of Main and Magnolia. Thousands of spectators each week stroll El Cajon’s historic downtown district while enjoying the cars, the action, restaurants, street vendors, food, DJs, and live entertainment presented amid a vibrant small town atmosphere.

In planning for the past several months, the 2011 Cajon Classic Cruise season will be bigger and last longer. “We have expanded the season by several weeks this year, and we’ve scheduled even more cars and bikes,” said Courter.

Presented by Sycuan Casino and the El Cajon Community Development Corporation, the Cajon Classic Cruise offers new attractions each week, including awards for the top cars, parades, special salutes, and a variety of themed events, like Funny Car Frenzy, A Salute to the U.S. Military, and Dragsters! Dragsters! Dragsters! Cajon Classic Cruise 2011 will also feature special entertainment, raffles, and more. Trophies are awarded weekly in several categories and all cars are welcome to enter.

Cajon Classic Cruise 2011 Season Theme Night Schedule:
April 6 – Opening Night
April 13 – Muscle Car Mania
April 20 – Flames on Main
April 27 – Open Wheel Night
May 4 – Cinco de Mayo
May 11 – Vintage Vans
May 18 – Spring Cajon Speed Fest
May 25 – T-Buckets Galore
June 1 – Funny Car Frenzy
June 8 – Camaro Evolution
June 15 – Minis and More from Across the Pond
June 22 – Clean and Green
June 29 – Call of Duty: Salute to U.S. Military
July 6 – Rat Rod Rally
July 13 – Motorcycle Mayhem
July 20 – Cajon Classic Convertibles
July 27 – Thunderbird Evolution
August 3 - National Night Out
August 10 – My Little Deuce Coupe
August 17 – Four by Fours and More!
August 24 – Dragsters! Dragsters! Dragsters!
August 31 – Starz Carz Are Out Tonight!
September 7 – Mustang Evolution
September 14 – Autumn Cajon Speed Fest
September 21 – Panels on Promenade
September 28 – Monster Truck Madness
October 5 – Tractor Trendz
October 12 – Auto Graphix
October 19 – Horsepower Hour: Extreme Blowers
October 26 - Halloween Trunk or Treat
December 7 - Holiday Parade of Lights
*Schedule subject to change without notice


For more information, call the El Cajon CDC at (619) 401-8858, or visit online at www.downtownelcajon.com.

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