Copyright 2010-2014 by Daryl Gassaway. All rights reserved.
The History of the Lower Left Coast NNL
The history of the Lower Left Coast NNL actually started in 1991 with the Lower Left Coast Model Car Contest. After 10 years of raising money for the Desert Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America that event was cancelled. I started the model car contest to bring an event to San Diego, CA, a hot bed of car modeling, since there were no events here. When I came up with the idea it was decided the event would be a charity for the local Boy Scout Council. In the 10 years of the event we raised over $5,000.00 and donated over 200 model car kits to the Boy Scouts. Our main focus at that time was to become the sponsor of the Pinewood Derby and cover all the costs involved each year.
After several years and under much pressure from Southern California model builders I was convinced to start another show in San Diego. I agreed to direct and promote such a show only if we made it a charity event. With the help of my co-promoter, Kurt Wilson, decided to make Victory Junction our charity of choice.
This year will be our third show. Over the past 2 years we have raised and donated over $4,200.00 Victory Junction. During that time our shows have drawn slightly over 600 people and 750 model cars have been entered and displayed. We are very proud and happy to accomplish so much with a group of 3 people and a few friends who volunteer the day of the event. From all indications 2011 will be another good year for us and Victory Junction.
We feel the model car show will still be a major part of our fund raising, but have decided to hold a second event. Our future plans include a hot rod and custom car show in Carlsbad, CA on October 9, 2011. The “Cruzin Carlsbad” show will be our second Victory Junction find raiser of the year and hopefully just as successful.