April 28th, 2002, was the day that Hot Rods & Custom Stuff held its Second Annual "Casino Cruise." The turn out was good and so was the weather.

The Cruise started at 7am at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, where the coffee and donuts flowed free for anyone in need of a pre-run sugar or cafein fix. Randy and the rest of the crew gave visitors tours of the shop and explained the different projects we are currently working on.

Between mouthfuls of donuts and coffee, Gary and Mike helped customers with their parts requests.

Visitors got free tickets for door prizes like t-shirts and die-cast hot rods. There was also a 50/50 raffle that raised just over $300 - half going to the raffle winners and half to the Escondido Fellowship Center.

Around 9am everyone headed for their cars to get the cruise underway.

The first stop was Valley Center Casino where we spent about 45 minutes throwing change in the machines, throwing a few dice, and spinning the ol' wheel of fortune. We then visited Rincon, Pauma, and Pala Casinos - spending about 45 minutes at each of them as well.

The Cruise ended at Pala Casino where most decided to have lunch before heading home.

Join us next year.

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Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA., 1-800-HOT-ROD-5.

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.