By George Dominguez
April 13, 2013 (Jamul) -- Saturday marked the first Jamul Hot Rod and Chili Cook Off held at Pio Pico / Thousand Trails Family Camping Resort this year. This annual event had been previously held at Simpsons Nursery for the last several years but was moved to Pio Pico because of closure of the nursery.
The Jamul Hot Rod and Chili Cook Off is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club to benefit the “Serving the Children of the World” charity. Pio Pico Thousand Trails donated their campground for the one day event. This year’s Hot Rod and Chili Cook Off was highly successful, with an estimated 60 hot rods and 32 vendors participating, according to Myrna Thornton, Pio Pico event Vendor Coordinator.