A variety of colors and models on Main Street in the Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show on Wednesdays

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Taking a stroll down Main Street in El Cajon on a Wednesday evening, one will be overwhelmed with the amount and selection of old model cars lining both sides of the street as well as the crowds of people moving from one car to another. 

There were enough of a diversity among the cars to satisfy any car lovers’ unique appetite as they wandered down the lined up automobiles. 

Taking a stroll down Main Street in El Cajon on a Wednesday evening, one will be overwhelmed with the amount and selection of old model cars lining both sides of the street as well as the crowds of people moving from one car to another. 

There were enough of a diversity among the cars to satisfy any car lovers’ unique appetite as they wandered down the lined up automobiles. 

Among these car lovers was Ray Deschenes, originally from Massachusetts, he moved to San Diego in 1985 and has been a happy resident ever since. Deschenes is also an investor and evangelist for Green Flash Brewing Co. located on 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92121.  

The unique car parked in front of him was a 1959 Chevy Corvette with a fuel injection engine.  Deschenes said he is the third owner and he bought it from auto broker in Anaheim.  

He has now owned it for 6 years, and said it is the second time he has been to the auto show in El Cajon.  Along with this unique Chevy, Deschenes owns four other cars, but he is a Chevy lover at heart.  

One of those cars is a Woody that he is currently restoring that he hopes will turn out great. 

Deschenes said it takes a lot of effort to keep his car and event the little things matter. 

“It has a cover on it and I put a cover on top of a cover because I have a cat who sleeps in the garage,” he said.

While it would seem the miles would be low on such a well taken care of car, Deschenes said “I put about 5,000 miles a year on it, I drive it all the time. It drives pretty well.” 

When asked how much he would sell it for, Deschenes said, “If someone walked up to me and gave me $100,000, I would take it. I could find another one with less miles on it.”  

Another remarkable car, a 1931 Model A 5 window coop stood next to Jim Payne, a car enthusiast who had nothing but love for it in his eyes. 

He said the maintenance on it was intense to keep it extremely clean. 

“I created a nightmare because the bottom side [of the car] is just like the top side,” said Payne.

“This car has a ton of detail, if I tried to explain it to you, it would take hours,” he said. Payne originally paid $30,000 for the incredible machine and said he would take $65,000 if someone wanted to buy it with hundred dollar bills. 

Like many other car fanatics present, Payne’s face lit up when he was speaking about his passion for cars, “It is a lot of fun, I love it” he said. 

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