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By The Capistrano Dispatch

The San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club and Capistrano Animal Rescue have partnered again to present the 10th Anniversary CARe Show on Saturday, February 2.

The show will take place on the grass field of the San Juan Capistrano Community Center and Sports Park, 25925 Camino del Avion, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants should arrive by 7:30 a.m.

The car show began in 2004 with about 150 vehicles, but it has since grown to include 400-plus antique, vintage, classic and specialty vehicles. The Rotary Club expects around 1,500 guests. Live entertainment will be provided, including an exhibition by a Disc Dog demo team. Food and refreshments will be provided by Las Golondrinas, exhibitors and vendor booths. Leashed dogs are also welcome.

The car show also includes its companion event, the 5th Annual Dr. Joe Cortese Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run. Riders and their passengers will traverse a course with designated stops to pick up single poker cards. The best hand at the end of the course will earn a prize.

Early registration is available for both events. The gate price to enter cars is $40, but entrants have until November 30 to register their cars with a $10 discount. Early registration for the poker ride is valid until January 26. Riders and passengers can save $5 off the $35 and $25 registration costs, respectively.

General admission into the car show is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 11 to 17 and free for children under 11.

Proceeds from the show benefit many of the Rotary Club’s charitable efforts, including high school scholarships, the Shea Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and providing Thanksgiving baskets for local U.S. Marine families. The show also benefits CARE, which supports animal-service efforts.

Should it rain on the day of the event, it will be rescheduled to February 9.

To register online or for more information, visit, or email or call 949.661.3594. The Rotary Club has also set up a Facebook account for the event at

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