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By Jason Mueller

March 18, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Car shows are for enthusiasts, collectors and anyone that just enjoys looking at some of the most fascinating cars out there. East County is full of car shows throughout the year that are fun for all ages. With both classic and new cars, there is a little bit of everyone in the vehicles shown. If you love cars and thrive on the excitement of a good show, these three-great car shows throughout East County are for you.

The Cajon Classic Cruise

The largest weekly car show in Southern California, The Cajun Classic Cruise features 400+ specialty and classic cars on display every Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. from April to September. Located in downtown El Cajon, the show doesn’t just offer cars on display but also shopping, vendors, food and live music. It’s a great way to keep the whole family entertained while seeing some of the coolest cars on the west coast.  For further information on the 2017 show, you can call (619) 334-3000 or visit the Downtown El Cajon website.

Tru-Line Hot Rods Galore Car Show

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 19, 2017, you can look at classics and customs galore. Meeting at 210 W. Bradley Ave., El Cajon, they welcome anyone looking to show theirs or view others. With a trophy contest for the best classic, raffles and free lunch and music, this can be a great day out. For more info please call (619) 258-1800 or visit the website.

Crusin with Jump’n Jack Flash

This show will be open to those that want to show off and cruise with their classics or customs, or those that want to come and view. Jump’n Jack Flash has hosted this show in San Diego, for several years. This event will be held in May 1st through August 26th of 2017 every Monday evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and they are currently seeking show sponsors. Jump’n Jack Flash, one of San Diego’s most known disc jockeys will be out to please the crowds with front of the line music and live entertainment throughout the evening. Grab more information by calling for details at 619-857-7272 or you can visit Jump’n Jack Flash’s website.

Car shows are a great way for you to not only view classic cars, but provides a way to bring the family out for some fun. Whether you want to learn more about the vehicles or you just need that push to get your own, you can find what you’re looking for at one of these popular car shows.

Jason M. has been fortunate enough to travel to exotic countries and around the USA with his company A-1 Auto Transport. He is a car show enthusiast that spends much of his time researching vehicles and attending car shows. His favorite car is a 67 Shelby GT 500 and he has a 69 chevy C10 that he enters in car shows.

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