The Secret Car Club in RSF Celebrates Car Culture

The Secret Car Club (SCC) was started in 2010 when Chris Erickson and two of his real estate clients were discussing car clubs in San Diego. Erickson wanted to start an extremely unique car club, one that was more inclusive, and then came up with the SCC. The club is open to all makes and models of cars, including motorcycles. Erickson elaborated about the humble beginnings, “The first month it started out with just four of us and our assorted cars. Then the club attracted more members, and as the weeks went by, more and more people wanted to join.”

The SCC meets every Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the corner of Paseo Delcias and Avenida De Acacias in downtown Rancho Santa Fe. Erickson shared, “On any given Saturday we can have anything from 20 to 80 vehicles and possibly 150 spectators with their families and pets.” For Erickson, the most exciting part about the club is interacting with new people and seeing new cars. “The group changes every five minutes, some of the members arrive early, leave and are replaced by other members. Rarely are the same members present with the same vehicles every time, though we do have our core group that shows up on a fairly regular basis,” he shared. The club has not only brought business to downtown of Rancho Santa Fe, but it has become a meeting place where local residents can see their friends and neighbors as well. For more information about the SCC contact Chris Erickson at or call 858-775-2161.