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June 25, 1998

The main problem facing Southern California auto enthusiasts these days is deciding how many events they can cram into a weekend.

There are dozens of shows, swap meets, races and rallies scheduled this summer--something for everyone. Two good bets for the whole family coming soon are "The Goodguys West Coast Hot Rod Happenin' " on July 25-26 in Pomona and the police-sponsored "El Segundo Main Street Cruise" on July 11.

TODAY

LAS VEGAS. Tucker Automobile Club of America National Meet. Imperial Palace Hotel and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Through Sunday. (702) 558-3862.

SATURDAY

COSTA MESA. "Fifties Fling Classic Car Show." Mesa Verde Center, Harbor Boulevard and Adams Avenue. (714) 435-2050.

LAKEWOOD. "Pageant of the Thunderbird," Early Birds of Southern California; 25th annual program. Lakewood Country Club, 3101 Carson St. Open to Thunderbirds 1955-61. (714) 828-5228.

LOS ANGELES. "MoPars at Marshall High" (formerly MoPars at the Petersen), Walter P. Chrysler Club, San Fernando Valley Region, Chrysler Car Show and Parts Exchange. 3939 Tracy St. (818) 501-6607 or (818) 984-0887.

POMONA. National Hot Rod Assn. "Street Legal 1998 Sears Craftsman E.T. Racing Series." Pomona Raceway, Fairplex, Arrow Highway. Also Sunday. (909) 392-4795.

VENTURA. International Motorsports Car Assn. (sprint cars, IMCA modifieds), Ventura Racing Assn. (street stocks and more). Ventura Raceway, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. (805) 985-5433; raceway, (805) 648-7223.

SUNDAY

ANAHEIM. "Forty Ford Day," all pre-1949 makes and models. La Palma Park, 1151 N. Anaheim Blvd. (714) 256-1940.

LAKEWOOD. "Summer Stampede Car Show," open to all pre-1975 show cars; includes raffle, prizes, deejay and food. Mayfair Park, Clark Avenue and South Street. (562) 790-3673.

ORANGE. "Orange County Ronald McDonald Charity Car Show." Hart Park, 701 S. Glassell St. (714) 639-3600.

VISTA. "TN'T Fun Run," with cruise, show, threshing bee and antique engine and tractor show. Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. (760) 941-0347; (800) 5-TRACTOR.

JULY 3

VENTURA. Dwarf Car Nationals, International Motorsports Car Assn. Sprint Cars. Ventura Raceway, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Also July 4. (805) 985-5433; raceway, (805) 648-7223.

JULY 4

POMONA. National Hot Rod Assn. "Street Legal 1998 Sears Craftsman E.T. Racing Series." Pomona Raceway, Fairplex, Arrow Highway. Also July 5. (909) 392-4795.

JULY 11

COSTA MESA. Speedway Fair Derby. Orange County Fairgrounds, International Speedway, 88 Fair Drive. (714) 492-9933.

EL SEGUNDO. "El Segundo Main Street Cruise." This year's theme is "Beach Party Cruise," and event is open to pre-1975s. Also: antiques, classics, hot rods, cool daily drivers, specialty cars and motorcycles. Main Street. (310) 322-1220.

VENTURA. International Motorsports Car Assn. (sprint cars, IMCA modifieds). Ventura Racing Assn. (pony stocks, Go-Karts, dwarf cars). Ventura Raceway, Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. (805) 985-5433; raceway, (805) 648-7223.

JULY 12

JULIAN. Street Masters' "Summer Sizzler Car Show." KQ Ranch/American Adventure, 449 KQ Ranch Road. (619) 566-8629.

LONG BEACH. "Hi-Performance Swap Meet and Car Show," presented by Ecology Auto Parts. Veterans Memorial Stadium, East Conant Street and Clark Avenue. (800) 762-9785.

ORANGE. "All-American Mustang Car Show at the Circle of Orange." Orange County Mustang Club. Glassell Street and West Chapman Avenue. (714) 779-9922; (562) 696-1466.

RIVERSIDE. "Charity Car Show," Inland Empire Chapter, Pick-Ups Limited. Riverside Downtown Mall. (909) 681-4605; via e-mail: islandsn@aol.com.

SIGNAL HILL. "Signal Hill Car Show." Signal Hill Park, Cherry Avenue and Hill Street. (562) 929-0974.

JULY 17

CYPRESS. "Cat Scratch Fever" 1998 Cougar Club of America Western Nationals, Southern California Cougar Club. Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave. Through July 19. (818) 762-6424; (714) 898-7651; (619) 442-7869.

FONTANA. "California Speedway Tripleheader Weekend," with "No Fear Challenge" Craftsman Truck Series race, NASCAR Winston West Series and Kenwood Home and Car Audio Busch Series Grand National Division Race. California Speedway. Through July 19. (800) 944-7223.

REDLANDS. Redlands Optimist Club Car Show. Sylvan Park, University and Colton. Through July 19. (909) 792-4305.

JULY 18

VENTURA. International Motorsports Car Assn. (sprint cars, IMCA Modifieds). Ventura Racing Assn. (street stocks and pony stocks). Ventura Raceway, Seaside Park. (805) 985-5433; raceway, (805) 648-7223.

JULY 19

BUENA PARK. "Cop Shop" Car Show, Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Drive. (562) 947-9600.

LONG BEACH. "Go Topless Car Show," convertibles-only show. Queensway Bay Event Park. (562) 929-0974.

JULY 24

CERRITOS. Long Beach Model T-Club "Vintage Vehicle Collectors Parts Exchange." Cerritos College, 11110 E. Alondra Blvd. Through July 26. (310) 353-6662.

JULY 25

CYPRESS. "Cypress Chili Cook-Off and Car Show." Oxford School, 5172 Orange Ave. (562) 795-2280.

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