Mercy Baron 11:30 a.m., July 23
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