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September 12th Newsletter

  Hi Everyone,

So how is September treating you all? Have you gotten back into your "Summer's over" routines? Even though it happens every year it can still be a bit of a shock. Kids back in school, baseball winding down, football heating up and reminders of up the upcoming holidays in every store you walk into. But there is one thing that continues even when the leaves change colors and the days get shorter.......Car Shows!!!

And on that note I'd like to wish you all a happy Route 66 Rendezvous weekend.....let's take a look at what's coming up. Over the weekend of Thursday Sept 13 - Sunday Sept 16 is one of the shows I look forward to all year, the 23rd Annual Stater Bros Route 66 Rendezvous in Downtown San Bernardino. Event Schedule this year will be... Thursday 6pm-10pm, and will start with an event kick-off ceremony from 5:30pm-6:30pm and feature Cruisin' and Show & Shine Car Show from 6pm-10pm. Live entertainment tonight by Restless Blues Band (Southern Blues style) from 5pm-9pm. Friday 6pm-10pm and will feature Cruisin', Show & Shine and a Neon Lights Cruise, with a Neon Lights Contest from 7pm-9pm. Live entertainment tonight by Jonny Come Lately (a fusion of Ska, Rockabilly, R&B, Blues, Soul and Punk) from 6pm-7pm and Mad Max and the Wild Ones (Rockabilly) from 7:30pm-9pm.

Saturday 10am-9pm will feature Cruisin', Show & Shine, Model Car Contest, Bicycle Stunt Show, an Open Header Cruise from 12pm-6pm and an Open Header Contest from 3pm-5pm. Live entertainment today by Ashley's Midnite Riders (Country, Top 40 Classic Rock and Pop) from 1pm-2pm, Neil Morrow (American Rock n Roll) from 3pm-5pm and Wild Child (DOORS tribute band) from 7pm-9pm. Sunday 10am-4pm and will feature Cruisin', Show & Shine, the Parade of Champions at 11am and a Burnout Contest from 3pm-5pm. Todays live entertainment by Cold Duck from 12noon-3:30pm. For a complete listing of all events each day as well as cruise routes and band schedules please check out their website at

I'd also like to thank Larry Berge for sending me the info on this next event....THANKX LARRY. Over the weekend of September 13-September 16 is Wavecrest Woodie Meet 2012 in Encinitas. The weekend will feature... Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm will be Classic Car Night on 101. As the kickoff to the weekend, this is a gathering of vintage Hot Rods and about 80 Woodies on historic Highway 101 between D & I streets. There will also be live music and awards. Friday 7am-12noon is the NoCal vs SoCal Surf Contest at San Onofre Beach. This event pits Woodie clubs from Northern and Southern California against each other in a good old surfing contest. Also from 5pm-7pm is the Wavecrest Welcome Party at the pool and cabana area at the Best Western Hotel on Encinitas Blvd.

Saturday from 8am-3pm at Moonlight Beach (at the end of Encinitas Blvd) is the Granddaddy of all Woodie Meets, there will be about 300 Woodies of every shape, size and description on display. From 5pm-10pm is the Wavecrest Dinner and Auction at the Best Western Hotel at the pool area featuring drinks and a great buffet dinner and an auction featuring high end Woodie items. Sunday the weekends events wrap up from 8am-10am with a Woodie Cruise from Encinitas to Oceanside and back down historic Pacific Coast Highway.

These both sound like awesome events and a great way to spend your weekend, THE SPEED SHOP will be out at Route 66 on Saturday walking around taking pics and videos for our website so if you see us be sure to say "HI", you just might get your pic on our website

If you know someone who would enjoy being "in the know" on upcoming car shows and events just have them go to our website and fill out the "SUBSCRIBE" box on the HOME page. And if you know of an upcoming show and would like me to include it in my weekly newsletter just do what Larry did, email me with all of the info at

Our good friend Kerry told me about this show and I completely forgot to include it in my newsletter, so I'm sending out this special announcement about it. Thank you Kerry for the info on this show!!! The 5th Annual Claremont Neighborhood Car Show Saturday Sept 8 from 5pm-10pm at 2200 Villa Maria Road in Claremont presented by KGNH: Keeping the GOOD in OUR NeighborHood

Here is a website so you can get a map of the show area.

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