La Mesa Chamber announces date for `Taste of La Mesa’

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.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce has announced its fifth annual “Taste of La Mesa” food tasting event will be held on Monday evening, June 10 at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr. More than 25 restaurants and food providers are expected to participate. In addition to eating, a silent auction will be held. Tickets begin at $35 per person. VIP tickets, costing $50 per person, includes preferred parking and early admission. To RSVP or download a ticket order form, visit, or send an e-mail to Mary England, Chamber president/CEO, at, or phone 465-7700. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.