Upcoming Events

February 18 – Sunday – Valentine Day Brunch and Cruise ... Click for details

Treat the sweetie in your life to a SoCal SAAC run with a little style. At 09:00 we meet with our sweethearts at 94th Aero Squadron (94thsandiego.com), 8885 Balboa Ave for a Buffet Brunch, cost is $32/person. Those who eat and those who forgo brunch, rendezvous at the 94th Aero Squadron parking lot to caravan to Julian through Cuyamaca. With a departure no earlier than 10:30, our first stop will be to gas up before we head out. In Julian, we will park at the corner of 4th & B Streets for some time for local pie and/or shopping. The cruise will continue with a departure not before 13:00. With a stop at Dudley’s Bakery, 30218 CA-78 in Santa Ysabel, the cruise will end in Ramona. GUESTS WITH PERFORMANCE FORDS ARE WELCOME to join us. Dress for the weather. Please RSVP for you & your guest to Event Organizer, email Ron or call or text to (858) 229-0161.

March 15th – Thursday – General Members Meeting... Click for details

6pm. Location TBA. Members and Guests Welcome. Until details are available for posting, contact Event Coordinator, President Craig Van Wanseele email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

March 18th – Sunday – Barona Drag Racing ... Click for details

Be a spectator or participate with your own car at the drag races at the Barona Speedway, 1750 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040. www.baronadrags.com. All day registration to drive is $40, spectators is $15, 10-17yrs is $10, under 10yrs is free. Bring a car or come for the show, 10am to 4pm. Parties interested in caravanning to the Barona Speedway can meet at 9am in front of the Starbucks at Fenton Market Place in Mission Valley, 2245 Fenton Parkway, 92108. Cars to be run on the drag strip must pass a safety check: helmets, restraints, fire, throttle return springs, etc. Participants are encouraged to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoFQvIozfsg. Contact Daryl, speedway manager at (619) 607-5449 for details and questions. The club expects to have large trailers to form a ‘home base” and will provide lunch at noon. BYO chair and earplugs. So that enough “home base” space can be cordoned-off for cars, tables & chairs and to ensure there is enough food for lunch, please RSVP to the Event Coordinator: VP Ron Lawrence email Ron or call or text to (858) 229-0161. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

March TBA – Monthly Club Event TBA... Click for details

Members and Guests are welcome. Until details are available for posting, contact Event Coordinator: Vice President Ron Lawrence email Ron or call or text to (858) 229-0161.

April 12th – Thursday – Board of Directors Meeting... Click for details

Typically held mid day for lunch. Location TBA. Attendance at this meeting is restricted to dues paid members only. Contact President Craig Van Wanseele with requested agenda items. Event leader: President Craig Van Wanseele: email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

April 14th – Saturday – Meguiar’s Paint Care and Polishing Class ... Click for details

Intro to Paint Care & Polishing 101, from 0800 – 1500 in Irvine. Learn how to take care of the paint finish on your ride in this free 7-hour intense seminar about paint knowledge and maintenance; lunch included. Meet at the Chevron Station, 850 Palomar Airport Road at 0730 with a departure not before 0745 to drive directly to Meguiar’s, at 17991 Mitchell South, Irvine, 92614. Preregistration is REQUIRED to be admitted to the class. To register, click here, click on “click here to become Member” and follow the prompts. It takes about a day to become a member. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO ATTEND. For carpool info, questions and to RSVP, contact Event Coordinator: Vice President Ron Lawrence email Ron or call or text to (858) 229-0161.

April 21st – Saturday – 6th Annual Pines to Palms Cruise with lunch ... Click for details

At 08:00 rendezvous with a full tank of gas at North County Fair Westfield Mall, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, CA, 92025, between J.C.Penny’s and Black Angus. Gas is available on the east side of I-15 (exit #27). Departure at 08:30. Outbound Route: CA-78, C-79, CA-371, CA-74, CA-111 with comfort stops in Santa Ysabel and Anza. No gas stops planned for this 115 mile cruise until after lunch. We have a lunch reservation @ Cactus Jack’s at 74-450 Hwy 111 @ 11:30am, followed by a gas stop and return trip rendezvous at the Chevron Station next door. Return route will be to retrace our route to Aguanga but turn right onto CA-79 into Temecula (ETA: ~3:15pm) for a comfort stop at a new and more convenient location. This is the rendezvous for the ‘twisties’ route back to Escondido. Please RSVP with # of eaters to Steve Ulmer email Steve or (858) 279-5545. GUESTS with Ford performance cars are welcome.

April 19th – Thursday – General Members Meeting... Click for details

6pm. Location TBA. Members and Guests Welcome. Until details are available for posting, contact Event Coordinator, President Craig Van Wanseele email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

May 17th – Thursday – General Members Meeting... Click for details

6pm. Location TBA. Members and Guests Welcome. Until details are available for posting, contact Event Coordinator, President Craig Van Wanseele email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

May 19th – Saturday – Idyllwild Cruise with lunch... Click for details

At 8:00am with a full tank of gas rendezvous at the Westfield Mall at North County Fair at 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, between the Black Angus restaurant and JC Penny’s. Gas is available just across the street. The only scheduled gas stop will be after lunch, 112 miles from the morning departure location. This event is open to club members and GUESTS with performance Ford cars. With a departure at 8:15am followed by a comfort stop at the famous Dudley’s Bakery in Santa Ysabel a no host lunch will be held on the patio at the Lumber Mill Bar and Grill in the center of town (lumbermillidyllwild.com) at 25985 CA-243, Idyllwild, CA 92549. With plenty of parking in back, they have offered to cordon off special/display street-front parking for up to 8 of our vehicles. Chevron gas is available close to the restaurant at 25015 CA-243. The return will take us back through Anza toward Temecula, turning south on Pechanga Parkway – paralleling I-15 - through the ‘twisties”. The return leg after lunch is about 85 miles; ETA northern Escondido: 2:45pm. Please RSVP with # of eaters to Steve Ulmer email Steve or (858) 279-5545.

June 2nd – Thursday – North County/Temecula Wine Cruise ... Click for details

Details TBA. Typically the first Saturday in June. Until details become available for posting, contact Event Coordinator: Curt Sorweid email Curt or (951) 216-4121.

June 21st – Thursday – General Members Meeting... Click for details

6pm. Location TBA. Members and Guests Welcome. Until details are available for posting, contact Event Coordinator, President Craig Van Wanseele email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

June 24th – Sunday – SoCalSAAC 3rd Annual Car Show ... Click for details

SOCAL SAAC 3rd Annual Shelby/Ford Car Show will be held at Deer Park Winery & Automobile Museum, 29013 Champagne Blvd Escondido, CA 92026, on Sunday June 24th. The show is open to all Shelby Cars and Trucks, Shelby-influenced Cars and Trucks, as well as all Ford-powered vehicles. Parking is on the grass. The show will run from 10am to 2pm. All voting will be People’s Choice. $30 pre-registration can be done on-line by clicking “Registration Form” or click “Flier” for a mail in registration form. Free show admission to spectators. Direct inquiries to President Craig Van Wanseele email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

July 12th – Thursday – Board of Directors Meeting ... Click for details

Typically held mid day for lunch. Location TBA. Attendance at this meeting is restricted to dues paid members only. Contact President Craig Van Wanseele with requested agenda items email Craig or call or text to 619-279-3515.

July 7th – Saturday – Motor Transportation Musuem Tour ... Click for details

With a full tank of gas, rendezvous at 0845 in the Costco/Ikea parking lot in Mission Valley, 2345 Fenton Parkway 92108, with a departure time of 0900. We will proceed approximately 54 miles to the Motor Transportation Museum at 31949 CA-94 in Campo, 91906. After a docent lead tour and self guided tour of the museum and grounds we will proceed approximately 12 miles to Golden Acorn Casino for lunch. After lunch, those that want to head home can depart, and those that want to continue the cruise can head over Sunrise Highway through Julian and Santa Ysabel and home from there. Please RSVP with event coordinator Glenn Rogers by email or 619-990-6628 for the restaurant reservation count.