15th Annual Summer Fling Car Show

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

By Joe Nelson

Today at the Santee Community Park the 15th Annual Summer Fling was held and the park was jam-packed with beautiful and exotic cars, trucks and vans. The afternoon was doused a couple times with some summer rain, but overall it appeared to be a great success.

Today’s show was hosted by “San Diego Car Shows”. Food and drink vendors were also on hand. Santee Style dropped by for a while to check out the action. Here are some photos from the Fling.