La Mesa Chamber will host mixer at Hooley’s on April 11

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 will host a “business after hours” mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Hooley’s Irish Pub & Grill at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., in La Mesa. Food and beverages will be sponsored by Ohio National Financial Services. Admission is free to La Mesa Chamber members, $15 per person for guests and potential members and $20 for at-the-door attendees. For more information or to register, contact the La Mesa Chamber at (619) 465-7700 or send an e-mail to