The Cruz’n Eureka Car Show, A Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, Takes Place September 7-9
This is a press release from the Boys and Girls Club:
Revving engines exhaust and chrome will be all the rage as Cruz’n Eureka sets stage on the streets of Eureka from the 7th to 9th of September. The event, the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods’ second largest fundraiser of the year features three days of automotive activities and a car show with over 200 vintage, hot rod, classic, custom, present day and special interest cars showcased.
The rumbling begins on Thursday at 6 pm with a poker run through the heart of Eureka along with a show n’ shine and outdoor concert to follow at the Foot of Commercial Street. Friday morning starts with a show n’ shine on Commercial Street between 4th & 5th and into the night the rev’n continues with the cruise through Old Town where chrome crazy, carburetor testing hot rodders love to rev their high horsepower engines to the delight the crowds. After the cruise at 7:30 pm a one-night-only screening of the 1970’s classic car flick The Gumball Rally will be shown on the big screen at the Eureka Theater for just $5 a ticket.
Those who want to “cruise” their own set of wheels can join in the Poker Run at the Red Lion Hotel which is open to all motorists for $5 a hand and the “cruz” on Friday night at 6 pm cost only $10.
On Saturday the big event begins at 7 am as the colorful rods and rides are strategically parked in Old Town on 2nd street to be enjoyed by all. The car show is free to spectators from 10 am to 4 pm and includes a street fair, swap meet and raffles for both spectators and participants.
27 of the Best cars will win trophies at Eureka’s show along with awards for Best in Show, Best Interior, Original “Survivor”, Best Paint, Best Work in Progress and the Long Haul award for the car that travelled the greatest distance to attend. There are no class divisions, and all car years can compete. Registration is available online at http://bgcredwoods.org/cruzn-eureka and late registration begins at 4 pm on Friday at the Red Lion Hotel just before the cruise through Old Town. The cost is $45.00 per car entry.
100 % of Cruz’n Eureka proceeds of the go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods established in 1938. A nonprofit youth development program for ages 6 to 18 that offers a safe places for these children to learn, play and develop citizenship and leadership skills.
For more information call 707-441-1030 or visit Cruz’n Eureka on Facebook.
Schedule of Events
September 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Thursday Sept. 7, 2017
• 6:00 pm Eureka Napa Poker Run
The Eureka Napa Poker Run begins at the Red Lion Hotel, ending at the Vista Del Mar Bar & Grill on Waterfront Drive and Commercial Streets. Cruz around Eureka and build the best poker hand for your chance at a grand prize! Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to participate in the Car Show to enjoy the Poker Run. Pay a modest entry fee of $5.00 (ante) per hand, play as many hands as you wish and help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods!
• 7:30 p.m. Vista Del Mar Show & Shine and Outdoor Concert
Takes place in the parking lot next to the Vista Del Mar at the corner of Commercial and Waterfront. This event is free and open to everyone.
Friday Sept. 8, 2017
• 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eureka Napa Show & Shine on Commercial Street
Takes place between 4th and 5th in downtown Eureka. This event is free and open to everyone.
• 4:00 p.m. Participant Check-in and Late Registration at the Red Lion Hotel
• 4:00 p.m. Participant Barbeque
Event participants can enjoy this free barbecue at the Red Lion Hotel after they pick up their goody bags.
• 5:30 p.m. Staging of the cars for Cruz’
Participating cars will line up under the Samoa Bridge.
($10.00 per car entry, available at the Red Lion Hotel Check in.)
• 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cruz’ through Old Town Eureka
Car Cruz from L to C Street in Old Town.
• 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Gumball Rally at the Eureka Theater
Get an up-close look at some classic wheels parked out front, and come inside for one last taste of summer. Tickets are $5.00 all ages. Doors open at 6:30, ShowTime at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 8, 2017
• 10:00 am. – 4:00 p.m. Cruz’n Eureka Car Show
Saturday’s events begin at 7:00 a.m. with the strategic parking of the participating cars in Old Town Eureka beginning at 2nd and C Streets. Winning trophies will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. on the Gazebo at 2nd and F St. Along with the myriad of classic cars will be a swap meet, raffle and also vendors that offer everything from food to car memorabilia.
• 3:00 pm Cruz’n Eureka Car Show awards at the Old Town Gazebo