Encinitas Things to Do - Wavecrest Woodie Festival

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

 The Wavecrest Woodie Festival was held today at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

This is one of the largest festivals of its kind anywhere.

I was at an open house for the afternoon so I could not get there in time to see the majority of the festivities, but I did arrive in time to capture a few of the famed "woodies' still hanging around.

The sun was heading toward the horizon and the beach was mobbed - it was the prototypical beach afternoon in Southern California.

These cars are such a classic statement of beach life in California (and elsewhere I suppose) so it was a treat to see what I was able to capture at this late hour.

One woodie, in particular, despite being in less than pristine condition, is perhaps one of the most admired in the circle of woodie afficionados, because it has not been restored and remains in its original shape. Truly a work of art and so classic for the beach area.

    

I had a chance to talk with the owner, Gary Young, who, coincidentally, is a custom home builder in the San Diego area with more than 25 years under his belt. His specialty is Tropical Houses, but he will build any style from the ground up (traditional and Craftsman are particular interests) as well as custom remodel a room, add an addition, or gut and rebuild a seaside home to capture the best of the 21st century while preserving the integrity of the original structure and the surrounding community. You can reach him in Rancho Santa Fe at (858) 756-0193, by email at GaryYoung@sbcglobal.net, or visit his website Young Construction Company to get a feel for the quality work that he does. His car is a bit of history, and I hope you will appreciate this great vehicle in these photos.

    

I'm sorry I missed the whole show but it was a pleasure to capture a few moments, and to share the joy of ownership with one of the owners.

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Mary Pope-Handy
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That looks like a whole lot of fun!! Thanks for posting the info and ALL the photos!
Sep 15, 2007 04:25 PM #1
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Paula Henry
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Looks like a great show and to find a builder and talk real estate, all in one day!
Sep 15, 2007 05:22 PM #2
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Neal Bloom
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Jeff,

So I hear they still drive those things in CA...seems like the beach surfer type of cars:)

Sep 16, 2007 12:40 AM #3
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Bryant Tutas
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Those are really cool Jeff. I love woodies :)
Sep 16, 2007 01:30 AM #4
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Missy Caulk
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Jeff, I bet those were fun to see. Love to incorporate business with fun, that's why I love real estate.
Sep 16, 2007 01:43 AM #5
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Thanks, Mary. These cars are so cool.I'm just sorry I missed seeing the parking lot full of them - supposedly about 350.

Jeff

Sep 16, 2007 02:23 AM #6
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Paula - yeah, it was a pretty neat coincidence. Perhaps we'll do some business together!

Jeff

Sep 16, 2007 02:24 AM #7
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Neal - they absolutely do. It takes you back to some of the old surfing movies.

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Sep 16, 2007 02:26 AM #8
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Thanks, Bryant. I can see you owning one, too! You and TLW, tooling down the coast...

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Sep 16, 2007 02:27 AM #9
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Missy - It WAS fun to see them and to talk to Gary. Seemed like a cool guy and someone I would refer folks to. It was ironic that the one car I liked the best was his!

Jeff

Sep 16, 2007 02:30 AM #10
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Jeff- Shades of the parking lot at Bolsa Grande High School 1963...half the guys had woodies... even the guys who didn't surf..
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Jeff, those are great looking cars.  They had a car show here in Middletown, CT about two months ago.  They closed off Main Street and lined the whole street with great older cars.  I don't remember seeing any woodies there, but many of the cars brought back some very pleasant memories.
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Ha ha, Kaye. I can see it now!! They are great cars, even for the non-surfing crew.

Jeff

Sep 16, 2007 01:00 PM #13
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George - Ialwasy enjoy these types of things even tho' I am not a car fanatic or anything. Always takes me back...as you said.

Jeff

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