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Car enthusiasts show up for weekly Jack in the Box Car Cruise

Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley Chronicle
Lowrider Style Car Club runs the weekly Jack in the Box car cruise

■ By Corey Evan / Reporter

Car enthusiasts either believe “they don’t make them like they used to” or they tune up newer rides, believing that they’re made better now than ever. Whichever category one falls into, all come together every Friday night for the weekly Jack in the Box Car Cruise.
As the name suggests, local car enthusiasts meetup each week outside the Jack in the Box off of Florida and Sanderson Avenue. The weekly gathering draws family crowds who get to check out what local enthusiasts and experts alike can do to modify some of the world’s greatest cars, whether domestic or import.
According to Robert Sepulveda, President of the Lowrider Style Car Club, the car show is intended to give the community a safe gathering spot, as well as a chance to show off their wheels: “It’s one of the things that… keep everybody off the streets, doing what they do. It’s a family-oriented deal, we try to keep it all clean.”
Several local car clubs regularly feature at this car cruise, including members of Lowrider Style, Full Throttle American Muscle Car Club, and Team Invictuz among others.
For those who want to modify their car further but don’t necessarily have the knowhow, experts from Engineered Applications and other shops stop by to show off their handiwork and entice new clients.
According to Sepulveda, regardless of whether your ride is vintage or fresh off the dealer’s lot, this car cruise is open to all. “Your attitude is everything, not just your car; We just try to keep the peace,” said Sepulveda who is thankful for all those who participate each week, as well as Jack in the Box for their sponsorship.
The Jack in the Box Car Cruise happens each Friday night at 7 p.m. For more info, you can call the Inland Empire Cruisin’ hotline at 866-924-4490.
Sepulveda also invites the community to the upcoming Lowrider Style Car Show in San Jacinto on September 15. Food, raffles, and music will be plentiful for enthusiasts. Awards will be given to the best entries from each decade, both two and four-wheeled. For info, call Sepulveda at 951-665-9498.

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