East County Chamber announces annual dinner date

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 Rick Griffin

The East County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Allen Airways Flying Museum at Gillespie Field, 2020 N. Marshall in El Cajon. Reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Admission is $125 per person, or tables for eight persons for $1,000.
The program will feature swearing in of 2014 board members, silent and live auction and presentations for the 2013 businesses of the year awards as well as the Chamber’s community service awards. The program also will include networking and announcements of Chamber events in 2014. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chamber’s operating fund. . For more information and to RSVP, phone the Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.
Allen Airways Flying Museum is a privately owned museum located on Gillespie Field. Memorabilia displays include aviation artifacts from previous world wars, antique flying suits, helmets and goggles and posters from Hollywood motion pictures with aviation themes. The museum’s aircraft collection includes a 1930 Stearman C-3R Business Speedsters, 1940 Ryan Sport Trainer Military, 1942 Ryan PT-22, 1929 Boeing F4B-1 and the frame of a Breese Penguin found in an Escondido field, as well as vintage tractors and a 1936 Ford Roadster.