Ridge Route Run Car Show to Debut

‘A plan to showcase Frazier Park’

Reported by Chuck Nobel

Street lamps, park benches, a “Welcome to Frazier Park” monument, curbs and new sidewalks… what next? Imagine vintage cars parked on display all up and down the Mt. Pinos Way business district of Frazier Park and you have a glimpse into Kevin Lundin’s vision for the Ridge Route Run.

“We want to work with the Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce to showcase Frazier Park as the ‘Gateway to Kern County,” Lundin said in a recent interview.

Saturday, May 23 has been selected and the fun will include a 1950s sock hop, ‘50s music and vendors’ booths showcasing local artists. Local restaurants will be invited to provide the food. There will be a 50-50 drawing and proceeds will go to a local charity (yet to be determined).

Lundin enjoyed showing his 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner at the Frazier Park Cruise Night last year. That got him thinking about the need for a larger event that could help local merchants and introduce the newly “beautified” Frazier Park to visitors from neighboring cities and counties. “This is a perfect tie-in to bring people up to see the community,” he enthused.

“This is all just being formulated, with permits still to be developed,” Lundin said.

Contact Lundin for more information about the Frazier Mountain Car Club by phone at (661) 245-0150 or by email at fmcc@frazmtn.com.

This is part of the February 20, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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