Escondido, CA
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100 plus temps don’t faze Cruisin’ Grand midsummer night revelers



 

 

A 3-digit temperature didn’t stop hundreds, possibly thousands, of folks from coming out to be a part of the

 

 

excitement of Cruisin’ Grand, an idea of Escondido’s business owner, Steve Waldron, that has become the number one car
 

 

cruise in the nation.

Tom Frank of Escondido was one such person in attendance and he brought along the car

 

 

he learned to drive in: a mint condition 1964 Pon­tiac Catalina.

“My dad bought this car for my mother, brand

 

 

new, from Colonial Pontiac in Florida. At that time, he also bought me a 9’4” surfboard, that he put
 

 

in the trunk,” Frank said. “Not only did I learn to drive in this car at age 11, but
 

 

I drove this car to school, had my first date in it, taught both of my sons to drive
 

 

in it and they had their first dates in it! Despite all this use over the years, this car,
 

 

at age 52, is still all original, except for the tires and convertible top.”

Frank’s Catalina is just one of

 

 

the incredible vintage cars and trucks to see close up during Cruisin’ Grand, held every Friday between 5-9 p.m.
 

 

on Grand Avenue between Orange and Ivy Streets from April to September.

Make plans now to bring the family this

 

 

Friday for a good time looking at vintage cars, hearing live music, shop­ping and eating on the Grand!













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