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Inland Empire's Best Summer Car Shows

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Cars shows and summer go hand in hand. There is something about the events that bring out the best in people like friendly competition, hard work shown off, tips and lessons to be shared all with smiles and laughter. People make life-long friends at car shows. The experience is positive for the entire family so grab a calendar and schedule the following dates with your family enjoying a summer time car show.

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Farmer Boys Car Cruise

Farmer Boys
1201 S. Sanderson
Hemet, CA 92545
Date: April 1, 2016

Head on over to the monthly car cruise at Farmers Boys in Hemet. Awards, games, raffles and 50 percent meal discount for cruisers! Music with Sounds Divine.

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Jenny's Restaurant Car Cruise

Jenny's Family Restaurant
1675 Perris Blvd.
Perris, CA 92571
(951) 657-2945
Date: May 15, 2016

Car cruise on the third Sunday of the month. Awards, games, raffle and cruiser discounts. Music with Sounds Divine.

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Motte Museum Car Cruise

28380 Highway 74 East
Menifee, CA 92585
(951) 928-3210
Date: April 30, 2016

Come on out to the Motte Museum for its monthly car show. This car show is open to the public and welcomes all kinds of cars. The Motte Museum made it into Westways Magazine in June as No. 4 for its "5 Worth the Drive." This is a must-see car show for the entire family.

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Big Bear Lake - 27th Annual Fun Run

Various Locations
(909) 585-9253
Dates: August 12, 13 & 14, 2016

This car show has sold out spots for car enthusiasts to enter their vehicles but that is a great situation for guests who come to the show. The 27th Annual Fun Run will be an exciting summer weekend. The "Cruise around the Lake," scheduled for Saturday., is a special feature of the show. People line up along the roads waiting to see and hear the cars with enthusiastic waves. A ceremony ends the car show with awards presented to the winners. Check website for times and locations for various events during the three days.

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County who can also be found @Sunnynsocal.
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