Classic Car Cruise nights rev up May 21


The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association announces the lineup for its 16th annual presentation of Classic Car Cruise Nights, including new nightly themes and live bands. This season’s series starts May 21, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The nights are held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday from May through September.

The May 21 opener features Little Guys Street Rods, the Shelby Club, and at Charlie’s Foreign Car, the third nnual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Three music venues will host The Fabulous Woodies, Toms Beach Drifters and the Tower 7 Band, and The Retro Rockets.

“We’ll have something special every month,” said Encinitas 101 Executive Director Thora Guthrie, “including a Heels and Wheels night, showcasing women and their classic rides, and a VW Bus Night.”

Volunteer event organizer and emcee Doug Jones describes the scene as “like in an old seaside postcard, where hundreds of classic and vintage cars drive along surf-washed cliffs to the town that is home to the only coastal cruise in North County San Diego.”

As always, Encinitas 101 welcomes all classic and vintage vehicles to this free monthly event, where drivers take spaces along Coast Highway 101 and in nearby parking lots, or simply cruise up and down the main street. Visit