ECEDC bus tour to showcase economic development opportunities

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  Economic Development Council (ECEDC) will host its annual bus tour showcasing economic business development opportunities in the East County on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. with continental breakfast at Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill, 2955 Jamacha Road in El Cajon. The bus tour will depart at 8:15 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. A break at 10:15 a.m. is scheduled at Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon. Organizers say the East County offers a wide range of industrial, office and retail opportunities. Developers, brokers, elected officials and economic development leaders are invited to attend. Cost to attend is $20 per person for ECEDC members and $30 per person for non members. For more information, visit or contact Gladys Selfridge at (619) 258-3670. Founded in 1984, the ECEDC is an alliance of key representatives from business, government, and education working together to promote successful business activity in the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Santee, and in the unincorporated communities of Alpine, Lakeside and Spring Valley.