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The Beach’n 101 Cruise
U.S. Highway 101 in San Diego County, CA
Sept 9, ‘07
Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz

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  This was the 2nd Annual Beach’n 101 Cruise presented by the “US Highway 101 Association”. There is no beginning or end, start and stop wherever you like along the 30 mile distance between Oceanside and La Jolla. All registered cars must be pre-1972 or custom and they get a free T-shirt. Approximately 400 cars registered this year for the event. At 3:00pm the awards were presented and the cash prizes were awarded ($2,000. worth!).

  It is so much fun cruising with your friends and their hot rods along this gorgeous stretch of highway. It allows you to enjoy the surroundings while you travel through multiple ocean and valley vistas, in some areas you are just inches from the sand. You’ll go through picturesque small towns like Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-Sea, Solona Beach, and La Jolla with historic buildings, strings of unusual shops, small restaurants, and beach town taverns. Check out interesting places with names like Moonlight Beach, Powerhouse Park, Agua Hedlonda Lagoon, Swami’s, Fletcher Cove Beach, Leucadia Beach, San Elijo Lagoon, and Torrey Pines. If you like to drive your Hot Rod this is your event, and you won’t be alone!

For more information contact www.drivethe101.com

Thanks for the Show!

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The event logo

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The 101 Café along the route. One of many supporters of the cruise.

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The picturesque Oceanside, CA pier

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The Oceanside Harbor along the Highway 101.

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– Coming down the hill are Jim Page in his ’57 Chevy Belair from Fallbrook, CA, Joel & Laurel Towart in their ’64 Ford Galaxie Convertible from Fallbrook, CA., and Dennis Grenovese in his ’55 Chevy Belair from Fallbrook, CA.

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Gary Lockard stretching the legs on his blown 354 Hemi powered ’30 Ford 5 window from Valley Center, CA. His friend behind him says their colors are not the same?

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Now this is cruisin’, on the beach! In line are Chuck White driving his ’55 Chevy from Fallbrook, CA., Jerry Skelton all the way from Running Springs, CA in his “40 Ford Convertible, and Jim & Shirley Fahnstock with their ’33 Ford Roadster.

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We cruised the beach like this for a couple of miles, so cool!

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- It is so much fun cruising with your friends and their hot rods along this gorgeous stretch of highway. It allows you to enjoy the surroundings while you travel through multiple ocean and valley vistas, in some areas you are just inches from the sand.

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This very well done big block Chevy powered ’38 Chevy Panel was found resting at Del Mar, CA.

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This well crafted early Ford ‘C’ cab was found resting at Del Mar, CA.

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This highly photographed ’51 Merc with 403 Olds power belongs to Allen Morris of Carlsbad, CA.

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The Del Mar Fairgrounds at 3:00pm is where the awards were presented by John Daley and the cash prizes were awarded

 

 

 

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