By Allison Jarrell
The annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is set to take place on Jan. 31 at the San Juan Capistrano Community Center/Sports Park, featuring more than 400 hot rods, muscle cars, classics, cruisers and more. After 11 years of being known as the CARE Car Show, and later as the Rotary/CARE Car Show, the name has been permanently changed to the Historic San Juan Capistrano Car Show.
Organizers said the new name is representative of the historic link the show has to San Juan, and also represents a new partnership with the historic Mission. The event will still feature the Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort, or CARE, and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting CARE as well as SJC Rotary charities.
The show will also feature the unveiling of a watercolor painting created for the event by San Juan Capistrano resident and commercial artist, Jack Schmitt. Prints will be available for sale at the event.
To register a car, visit sjcrotary.org/Page/carshow. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children (11-17) and free for kids under 11.