Join us in Old Town Eureka for our 28th Annual Cruz'n Eureka Car & Motorcycle Show Event
A Benefit for Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods
Thursday, September 8, 2022
- Poker Run starts at 6pm at Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way. Sponsored by & finishing at BEAR RIVER CASINO with a Show & Shine at 7:30pm
No registration required – Free Event – Everyone is welcome!
Poker Run Details
Begins at the Wharfinger Building and routes through the heart of Eureka, ending at Bear River Casino’s parking lot behind Pump & Play where you park your car or motorcycle for the Bear River Show-n-Shine and Poker Run awards.
You do not have to be a main event car show participant! Everyone is welcome! All cars & motorcycles welcome!
Show up at the Wharfinger as early as 5pm – line up and the hands will be given out. The Run starts at 6pm. $5 per hand (per score card). You can purchase as many score cards as you wish at the start of the run. If you have pre-registered, your name will be on a list and score cards will be given to you at the start.
Friday, September 9, 2022
- Show & Shine in Henderson Center on Grotto Street from 11am to 3pm – Free Event!
- Check-In Meet & Greet BBQ at Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, Harris & K, 4pm to 5:30pm. Burgers with all the fixings plus potato salad, chips, a cookie and drink for just $10. Anyone is welcome – preregistration is suggested.
- Lithia’s Cruz’ thru Old Town from 6pm to 7pm, starts under the Samoa bridge. Register at the Meet & Greet between 4pm-5:30pm or under the Samoa bridge.
- Movie sponsored by Pierson’s Building Center featuring the original “American Graffiti” – 7:30pm – Eureka Theater
Saturday , September 10, 2022
- Car & Bike Show Parking starts at 8am on 2nd and C Street in Old Town
- Car & Bike Show, Street Fair, Raffle, Swap Meet -10am to 4pm
Street Fair Vendors & All Access Pass holders entry open at 7am
- Car Sound Off at 11am on corner of 1st & F – $20 entry fee will be used as a 50/50 raffle with one lucky winner! Plus prizes for winners.
- Awards begin at 3pm
2022 Cruz'n Eureka Registration Form
Register now for our 28th Annual Cruz’n Eureka
Car & Motorcycle Show Event
Registration is available by mail or our online form.
To register by mail, simply download and print the registration form and mail to us at:
Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods
939 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95503
Or stop by and leave it with us at the Admin Office at 939 Harris Street.
To register online, just click the Online Form link below:
HISTORY OF CRUZ
Since 1993, Cruz’n Eureka has become an iconic annual event for the car community here on the North Coast. The last 27 shows raised over $200,000 to support local youth, and with local community support, we hope 2022 will be a record year.
In the early ‘90s, the vehicle cruise scene had become an issue on 4th and 5th Streets. All three lanes north and south were often full of Gear Head car people. While for all practical purposes it was a huge social gathering on Friday night, sometimes lasting into the early morning. We suspect Cal-Trans and the City were forced to do something, so an ordinance was created – “no more legal cruising in Eureka.”
City of Eureka police officer Lance Madsen and champion for Boys & Girls Club who has since passed, and a small band of others, started a car show in Henderson Center. The event was to become Cruz’n Eureka and made a benefit for our local Boys & Girls of the Redwoods.
Joe Porras, Director of Facilities for Redwoods Community College District from 1988 to 2006, Tim Marsh and other car enthusiasts continued the show in Henderson Center for around 10-12 years. Joe brought Make-A-Wish into the fold of the car show. At the time, the Make-A-Wish representatives came from the Bay Area. Laurie Thietje-Furtado, wife of Mike Standridge who also helped with the show, became the Make-A-Wish representative for the North Coast.
The car show eventually outgrew Henderson Center and was moved to Halverson Park where the great cruise route through Old Town began and the car show grew to encompass 2nd Street from C Street to G Street. There was a Sock Hop and while it was a lot of fun, there was never enough participation to keep it going. Unfortunately, Laurie’s health began to decline (the problem with doing too much!). Laurie was aware of Dale Warmuth’s and Sondra Kirkley’s involvement with the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. She asked if Dale and Sondra were interested in taking over the event. Dale, Sondra, Tim O’Brien and his wife Teresa, Jason Henderson (who has since passed) all continued to show their interest in cars and in the welfare of kids of the North Coast.