Cruisin' Grand (as in Grand Ave.) is now beginning it third
Summer here in Escondido. From its humble beginnings three years ago, and
a couple dozen locals, it has grown into a Friday Night event that draws
visitors from all corners of San Diego County and beyond. Beginning in April
and running thru September, Rodder's from around San Diego gather every
Friday night to show of their rides, eat at Grand Avenue's restaurants,
listen to great tunes, and do a little Cruisin'.
This Friday (05-31-02), Cruisin' Grand was sponsored by Hot
Rods & Custom Stuff (right). The tunes were provided by Debbie of "The
Main Event". Theres nothing like walking or cruising down Grand Ave.
with the Beach Boys playing "Little Deuce Coupe" in the background.
Park or Cruise - its your choice. Police close off the major
side streets during the event to keep the traffic moving and provide parking
and display areas.
At Cruisin' Grand you'll see all kinds. On the right, the
members of the local Camaro Club have taken over a portion of Broadway,
the main cross street. Broadway and Grand is where the all the action takes
The cars, trucks and hot rods that show up at Cruisn' Grand
are as good as any you'll see at a major show.
If you like motorcycles, you'll find them here, too - either
cruisin the avenue or parked in front of "Pounders" sports pub.
The choice seats at the pub face the street so you watch the show.
To keep things honest and under control, Escondido PD always
has officers cruising the avenue and showing-off their toys for kiddies
and grown-ups alike. They even brought their restored Harley Trike this
night, which got plenty of attention.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services
and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.