6 a.m., Jan. 28
San Diego Foreign Auto parts store and yard, 2995 Commercial Street, at 30th Street, Logan Heights. Ralph Hughes's family has run the business here for 40 years, but his brick-and-redwood-timber store has been up much longer: since at least 1922. The parts store is nirvana for exotic-car restorers searching for hard-to-find foreign parts such as wiper motors (he has 700 different types in stock) or carburetors (choose from 2000).
Posted March 14, 2008