Welcome to Cruz’n Eureka’s cruise! Our event will be held September 9-11, 2021. The cost is $10-$45 per registration and supports local youth!
Thursday, September 9, 2021
- Poker Run starting at 6pm—Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way
Friday, September 10, 2021
- Show & Shine at Eureka NAPA 11:00am to 3:00pm-Free Event!
- Check-In, Ice Breaker BBQ at Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, Harris & K St. 4:00pm to 5:30pm
- Lithia’s Cruz’ thru Old Town from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Movie sponsored by Pierson’s Building Center (location TBD) featuring the original “Gone in 60 Seconds“– 7:30pm
Saturday , September 11, 2021
- Car Show Parking starts at 8:00am at 2nd and C Street in Old Town
- Car Show, Street Fair, Raffle, Swap Meet 10am to 4pm
- Street Fair Vendors & All Access Pass holders entry open at 7am
- Awards begin at 3:00pm
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 26 shows raising over $200,000 to support local youth. With local community support, we hope 2021 will be a record year.
History of Cruz’n Eureka: Twenty-eight years ago the vehicle cruise seen had become an issue on fourth and Fifth street. 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 policeman Lance Madsen ( a 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. The event was made a benefit for our local Boys & Girls of the Redwoods. This went on in Henderson center for a couple of years, but burn out was/is inevitable and at some juncture the event was handed off to Laurie Thietje-Furtado. Laurie and her group of friends made the event a fundraiser for Make a Wish. This went on for 10-15 years.
At some point the event outgrew Henderson center so the event moved to Halverson park. Here the event grew a great cruise route through old town, and the Car Show grew too so to encompass second street from C st to G street. There was a sock hop and poker run, while the sock hop was fun there was never enough participation to keep it going. Then Laurie’s Health took a dive. ( the problem with doing too much ) Laurie was aware of Dale Warmuth and Sondra Kirkley’s involvement with Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. She asked if Dale and Sondra were interested in taking the event back. Dale, Sondra, Tim O’brien and his wife Teresa, Jason Henderson ( who since passed ) all continued to show their interest in cars and kids welfare of the north coast.