Lakeside Chamber hosts January mixer at Barona

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 Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host its January business mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Barona Cultural Center & Museum, 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside. Cost to attend is $5 for members and $10 for members. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, visit