I would say the car community responded to opening night with a VERY LOUD "this is what we've been waiting for"!!!!

The streets were full of Classic cars & Hot rods, and Motorcycles. The spectators were delighted with all the different eating establishments who were staffed and ready to go.

As Back To The 50's first ever "Show Manager", I was thrilled at the turn out and all the hard work put into getting this show ready for tonight.

I saw lots of new rides and lots of our "regulars" showing up and ready for crusin La Mesa Style. The La Mesa Merchants Association have one of the best venues for show'n off those great classics. We had great entertainment with the Santana Brothers ( kids 8 to 15 years ) rockin' down across the tracks, Mike on the Mic filled into my old spot at Palm & La Mesa Blvd. and did a great job playing those "Oldies" we love to hear. The Moondawgs were jamin up at Don Keating Cars with their surf and 60's tunes. What a great night, and thanks to "Costal Eddy" we were kept nice and cool all night long.

We have seven more weeks of this great show and hope you can make all of them. I will explain for just a moment on a couple of issues, 1- we have placed "ORANGE" colored signes on 15 of the parking meters between Spring & 4th Streets. These signs state NO Classic CAR SHOW PARKING PRIOR TO 5:00 PM. We want to give our merchants visitors a place to park when they come to shop. If your driving a Classic Car regardless of your intentions DO NOT PARK WHERE THE ORANGE CARDS ARE ON THE METERS.

2- If your driving any vehicle newer that 1973 do not park between Date Ave. on La Mesa Blvd. and 4th Street. This area is reserved for our classic cars.

3- If you drive any vehicle with more than TWO WHEELS do not park on North Palm Ave., is is reserved for Motorcycles ONLY after 5:00 PM.

These three issues cause the greatest concern for the merchants, the show, and the police.

If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me at 619-857-7272

Thank You,

Jack Leary

Show Manager

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