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Por Siempre Car Club Returns to Dia de los Muertos in Oceanside

Oceanside CA— For its 7th year, Por Siempre Car Club will host its Car Show during the 2016 Dia de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey.  The Club started doing a Car Show in 2009 at the Dia de los Muertos Festival in Oceanside.  They came up with the idea to have a classic car show at the idea and to incorporate the altar or ofrenda in the trunks of the cars and trucks that were at the show.  Since that day the numbers of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles has grown to over 70.

Brandy "Bebe", 5, Corona

Brandy “Bebe”, 5, Corona at Dia de los Muertos (click on image to enlarge photo)

Each year, Chema and Manuel Navarro, the senior members of the club, host and coordinate this element of the festival.   Classic and antique vehicle entries have presented colorful and elaborate ofrenda/altars in their car, trunk or bed of their vehicle.

Por Siempre was the first and only Car Club to implement the idea of merging car clubs to bring the Dia de los Muertos altar into a car club show and enhance the festival.   “We are often imitated but never duplicated,“ stated Chema Navarro.

The first year they had a little over 30 cars.  Since then they have incorporated motorcycles and motorized carts into the event.  The continued success is evident in the numbers growing to over 70 vehicles in 2016 at the event.

Chema stated “This is a great way to show off the love of our vehicles as well as the love of our loved ones by having altars in our vehicles this day. We love this event and feel that the Mission provides a great venue for Dia de los Muertos with its spiritual serenity.”

Individuals wishing to participate in the event may contact Chema Navarro or Cathy Nykiel.

Information is available on the event website:  http://www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com.