VISTA — Rev up your engines and fire up your appetites! The Vista Village Business Association will present the first annual Smokin Q Classic BBQ from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1. The Kansas City BBQ Society sanctions this event. There will be 25 to 30 teams competing for the top prize. Former San Diego Padre Randy Jones will be a celebrity judge. After the judging, guests can enjoy samples of the competitors’ entries.
The 20th annual Rod Run and Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2, and will showcase more than 300 classic hot rods. Some of the trophies to be awarded are for Best of Show, Best Upholstery, Best Paint, Best Graphics, Mayor’s Choice, Longest Distance, Club Participation, Best Woodie and Best Custom Motorcycle. There are seven new categories this year. There will also be food, merchandise, a beer garden, and slot car racing.
Vista Village Business Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of downtown Vista through the implementation of the four-point program of the National Main Street Center. For more information, or to register a hot rod for exhibit, visit www.vistarodrun.com or call the VVBA at (760) 414-9391.