5th annual Jamul Hot Roddin’ Chili Cookoff

The Jamul Kiwanis staged its annual hot rod show and chili cookoff at the renovated Pio Pico RV resort along Otay Lakes Road in San Diego’s backcountry. It was an ideal location and a engaging gathering with about 70 vehicles on view, hot licks by the Jakes, a dozen vendors and eight chili cookers. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis’ scholarships.

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard