Encinitas, California is located just a short hop up the San Diego coast and offers a laid back surfer vibe. It is known not only for the surfing action and fish tacos, but also local one of a kind shops and furniture showrooms. But twice a month during the summer months the downtown streets come alive with a classic car show.
Thursdays are for Cruising
On the third Thursdays in the summer, from May through September, the Encinitas downtown group sponsors this car show along historic Pacific Coast Highway 101.
Along with the cars, bands can be heard performing and of course cars are always cruising the main drag. Plus many adjacent bars and restaurants are open with specials offered for the onlookers.
Classic Cars and Trucks
Now being a surfer city you just know Encinitas will dust off a few woodies for the show. But all varieties of classic cars and trucks come out for this once a month laid back car show.
Pacific Coast Highway
The car show spans the 101 Highway, from D to J Streets, along with some adjacent parking lots from cooperative shops. Portions of the Ppacific Coast Highway 101 hug the coastline of California.
Unlike other local events there is no signage reserving the on street parking for the classics so you often get a mix of classic Detroit Iron next to a plastic swoopy car! Awards are given out but there is more interest in the cars presented than the picks and awards.
Now parking for the public is a bit intense so if you go, plan on your own “cruising event” looking for a parking spot, but you’ll be rewarded with a sweet show. The season, alas, has ended for the Encinitas show, but you can relive the fun times with our pictures. Enjoy the snapshots and let us know your favorite.
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