Brooktown Racing teams third, fourth for season

Two of the Brooktown Racing teams earned top-five finishes in the Perris Auto Speedway’s Cruiser Division season standings. The car driven primarily by Jim Ramsey and Mike Lackey earned third place for the season after a third-place main event finish November 10 while the car of Kevin Martin, Debi Martin, and Dave Hill moved up […]

Restored Chevy a seven-year labor of love

Lake Elsinore resident Michael Nitz takes his 1955 Chevy out for a spin on a recent afternoon. Bought in 1995, Nitz spent seven years outfitting it with a 427 Chevy engine, Turbo 400 transmission, Ford 9’ rear end and modified front suspension. Extensive paint and bodywork completed the overhaul. “I did all the mechanical and […]

McCormick to display Cadillac at Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance

Fallbrook resident Don McCormick will display his 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe at the 29th Annual Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in Rochester, Michigan. The car left Fallbrook by hauler July 20 and made a stop at a St. Louis museum before its transport to the car show August 2-5 at Oakland University’s Meadow Brook Hall. McCormick […]

Young Fallbrook riders compete in Motocross

PERRIS- The Perris Raceway Spring Series 2007 featured regional competition among Peeweez/motokidz riders. The six round series began March 18 and concluded on May 13. The six consecutive Sunday races featured dozens of Southern California boys and girls. They competed in 16 different classes and ranged in age from 4-12 years old. The Honda 50 […]

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac to host National Child Passenger Safety Event

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highway crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for children annually. In addition, more than 40 percent of children under the age of 8 who die or suffer incapacitating injuries in fatal car crashes are unrestrained. In observance of National Child Passenger Safety […]

Two perish in I-15 accident

FALLBROOK — Two men perished as a result of an accident that occurred July 25 on Interstate 15 south of Mission Road in the Fallbrook area. Daniel Luis Valle, 24, of Perris and Rogelio Carillo Jr., 18, of Wildomar succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries following the incident. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. Valle passed […]

Zember, Clarizio fifth at Lucerne Valley

Cory Clarizio and Jeff Zember returned to off-road racing June 25, and the two 1998 Fallbrook High School graduates placed fifth in their class at the Mojave Desert Racing Association competition in Lucerne Valley. The Toyota pick-up truck needed one repair on the course as well as pit maintenance following each lap, but it completed […]

Grandpa’s Truck

If trucks were human, you’d say this was a near-death experience that was saved by love. In fact, there’s a lot of love Mike Johnson has poured into his grandfather’s 1941 Dodge Half-Ton truck, which today is again just like new. It didn’t just happen. Mike grew up idolizing his grandpa, spending every possible moment […]

Ron Mintel

He’s a car enthusiast, yes, but Ron Mintel seems to have enough projects underway that you look around and wonder, “Just what doesn’t he do when not at work?” Mintel’s company is based in Temecula, but the products of the firm he heads are in use worldwide by printers of telephone directories. Seeing his drive […]

Car buying made easy at Paradise

Car buying does not have to be as difficult as the stereotype eludes. Not only do Fleet Managers Becky Young and Craig McKenzie provide quick, easy and affordable deals at Paradise Chevrolet and Cadillac, but they truly love their jobs. The word ‘fleet’ can be misleading; Young and McKenzie provide service to everyone, whether it […]