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By Allison Jarrell
The 13th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is set to take place on Feb. 6 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center and Sports Park, featuring more than 400 hot rods, muscle cars, classics, cruisers and vintage autos.
As in years past, the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes a variety of vendors, exhibits, refreshments, raffle drawings and disc dog performances throughout the day. This year the show will also salute the popular Top 40 disc jockeys that many car enthusiasts grew up listening to on Los Angeles radio stations such as KFWB, KLAC and KHJ. Soundbites of featured jockeys such as Wolfman Jack, Bob Eubanks and Don Steele will play throughout the day.
Another likely highlight for many auto aficionados is what organizers are calling the “$4 million Triangle”—a display showcasing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The event also features the Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort, or CARE, and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Last year’s car show drew more than 4,000 visitors, raising more than $30,000 for CARE and SJC Rotary charities. In the past, exhibitors have traveled from as far away as Minneapolis to display their classic cars.
The show is the terminus of the Dr. Joe Cortese Drive-In Bike Show and Poker Run, which kicks off earlier in the day and runs from Orange County Harley-Davidson in Irvine to the car show. Stops in between include Cook’s Corner, Troy Lee Designs in Laguna Beach and Montgomery Motorcycle Co. in San Clemente. Participants should arrive at the car show by 1 p.m. at the latest.
Admission to the show is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 11 to 17 and free for kids 10 and under. To register a car, visit www.sjcrotary.org. Mission San Juan Capistrano is providing two free future Mission admission tickets to each participating car owner.