A 3-digit temperature didn’t stop hundreds, possibly thousands, of folks from coming out to be a part of theexcitement 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 carhe learned to drive in: a mint condition 1964 Pontiac Catalina.
“My dad bought this car for my mother, brandnew, 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 ofthe 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 thisFriday for a good time looking at vintage cars, hearing live music, shopping and eating on the Grand!