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By Mary Paulet


September 5, 2010 (Escondido) – For San Diego classic car enthusiasts of all ages, the place to see and be seen on Friday nights is Escondido’s Cruisin’ Grand, a pre-1973 car-themed festival that attracts participants from across San Diego. The events also feature live music and vintage entertainment from hula hoops to a “Twister” contest.


La Mesa’s classic car nights ended its season last week, while El Cajon wraps up its final classic car night Wednesday. Fortunately, Escondido’s free, family-friendly Cruisin’ Grand runs each Friday night through the end of September.


The event takes place on Grand Avenue in the central business district, starting at the 100 block of West Grand Avenue and continuing eastward on Grand, from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. Most weeks have a different focus within the pre-1973 theme.


“Fire Engines and Classic Cabs” will be the focus of the next Crusin’ Grand event on September 10.


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I remember going there last

I remember going there last year. It was like the Mecca of automobile fans! I am a car fanatic. Although I work for the Jeep dealer Miami Center and I see great cars all the time and even get to drive them, I still want more. This show actually gave me all that I could possibly want! Wonderful cars and great atmosphere!

I agree these kind of events

I agree these kind of events entertain the entire community. It is something that keeps them bounded and organized and gives them the sweet taste of competitiveness in common hobby activities. The only vehicle I`ve driven so far is my auto shop Philadelphia purchase, but I must admit I`d enjoy participating at such events.

A pre-1973 themed car

A pre-1973 themed car festival always sounds so exciting but what get me more excited is to have a glimpse of any new cars the sponsor dealerships displays. The cars which steal the show are just awesome. It'll be always fun to attend such an event which has so much to offer to the participants and the spectators. I can't wait for June to witness one of the best events in San Diego.
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