Bike and Auto Show in Old Town Benefiting Relay For Life

April 5, 2010

— Proceeds go to American Cancer Society –

Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is hosting an automobile and bike show with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life campaign.  Set for Sunday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the state park’s central plaza, the show will feature exotic and low-rider cars and custom show bikes from a variety of car clubs and organizations throughout Southern California and Baja.

Free parking for visitors to the car and bike show will be available at the CalTrans offices along Juan Street in Old Town San Diego.  For more information, phone 619-297-3100 ext. 22.

“This car and bike show is the first of a kind,” said Toni Royal, volunteer with the Relay For Life Chula Vista chapter. “Beautiful Old Town will be the backdrop to these beautiful rides. With day-long entertainment, the fabulous restaurants, the unique specialty shops and a festival atmosphere, there will something for everyone.”

The event is sponsored by Twisted Minds bike club, an educational, volunteer-led, low-rider bike club for teens that pairs children with adult mentors.

The American Cancer Society holds the Relay For Life overnight events in more than 5,000 communities around the United States to raise money for cancer research. Teams of friends, co-workers, and families commit to keeping at least one person from their team walking on the track for the entire 24 hours.  Each relay starts with the Survivors’ Lap. Cancer survivors from the community are invited walk the first victory lap, while others cheer them on. Each event ends with a Luminaria Ceremony where participants are asked to gather and remember those who have fallen victim to cancer.

The Chula Vista Relay For Life will be held at Chula Vista High School on May 22 and 23.  The Survivors Lap will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The Old Town car and bike show is a fundraiser for this Relay for Life event.

Participating car clubs include Individuals, New Wave, Bombas, Pachucos, Oldies, Impalas, Veteranos, Rollers Only, Komotos, Convertible Club, Camaros United, South Bay Cruisers, Our-Time, Vejitos, Originales T.J, Slow-Lane Family, and Latin Style.

Bike Clubs participating in the show are Twisted Minds, Vejitos Bike Club, Old School Schwinn Bike Club, and Silver Riders.

Fiesta de Reyes, located in the northeast section of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, is a plaza comprised of two restaurants, Barra Barra Saloon and Casa de Reyes. There are also 16 specialty shops, ranging from sweet delectables and specialty foods, to handmade gifts, artwork, home décor and children’s toys.

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