Encinitas Classic Car Nights begins 17th season May 19


The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association recently announced its 17th annual presentation of Classic Car Nights, with a special thank you to the overwhelming support of the community and sponsors. The 2016 series, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, is held on the third Thursdays of May through September, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and includes nightly themes and live bands.

The May 19 opener features Little Guys Street Rods at the “Smog Lot,” the Mercedes Club at Charlie’s Foreign Car, and the Southern California Shelbys at Sof Spray Car Wash. The Retro Rockets kicks off the event from the main stage at the “Smog Lot” and DJ Boyd entertained at the Lumberyard Courtyard.

The season will include special themes such as “100 Years On The 101” ; “Heels and Wheels” ; and “Vintage VW” nights, as well as clubs new to the event, like the new club of vintage automobiles that have been converted to electric and surprise clubs announced next month.

“This is a special season for Classic Car Nights.” says Encinitas 101 MainStreet Director Thora Guthrie, “We have had lots of support and cooperation to make it happen.” The May event will kick off the central stage at the corner of Highway 101 and F Street, in the “Smog Lot” and other clubs at Sof Spray Car Wash and at the future First National Bank lot and Hwy 101 and H Street.

Each year Encinitas 101 welcomes all classic and vintage vehicles to this free monthly event, where clubs gather in parking lots along Highway 101, and now on side streets as well, and other drivers take spaces along Coast Highway 101 or simply cruise up and down the main street.

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