Winner's Circle

This last Cruisin' Grand of 2004 was sponsored by Casino Pauma who supplied the awards.

Rick Lahaise 1970 Dodge Charger

First up was Rick Lahaise from Bonsal with this very bad ass 1970 Dodge Charger. It's all original except for the upgraded 440 motor and Rick did all the work himself.

'36 3-window Wally Jewell

Next up was Wally Jewell from Poway. His self-built '36 3-window sporting a buick nail-head motor caught more than one judges eye.

Mike McKinney '26 Ford Zipper Lakes Modified roadster with a 385 SB.

Mike McKinney drove out from Oceanside for his award in this '26 Ford Zipper Lakes Modified roadster with a 385 SB.

'29 Model A Ford Andrew Gonzales

Our very own Andrew Gonzales drove straight from this shop, where he picked up his car for the first time, to Cruisin' Grand for the first of many awards were sure he'll win. Judging from the expression on his face, getting an award the first day he drove his new hot rod is a Nirvana all it's own. His '29 Model A Ford is one wicked street rod that you will all be seeing more of.

Tom Geiman 61 Impala with 409

Tom Geiman's restored (almost) to stock '61 Impala with 409-inches under the hood was worthy of recognition. Being from Escondido tom didn't have far to drive, but were sure he made it in record time.

56 Chevy Convertible Delco Hagan

With a name like Delco Hagan, it's no wonder he's into hot rods. Delco's 56 Chevy Convertible is one fine cruiser for a warm summer night, especially with 350/350 combo running under that classic veneer.

Jan Newman from Riverside. 56 Chevy

If cruisin' with the top down ain't your thing, this 56 Chevy can really turn up the heat with its fuel-injected 502 BB. This flamed beauty is belongs to Jan Newman from Riverside.

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