29th Annual Cruz’n Eureka

Car & Motorcycle Show Event

A Benefit for Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods





Online registration is closed – See you at Cruz’n Eureka!

Tugboat Charlie talks about the Cruz’n Eureka Poker Run event coming up on Thursday, September 7, in the video below. Check it out!


A benefit for
Boys & Girls Club
of the Redwoods


$10 Savings when postmarked by July 31:
Cars/trucks – $35.
After July 31 – $45.

Motorcycles – $25.
After July 31 – $35.



Poker Run – $10 per hand

BBQ Tickets – $15 each

Cruz Entry – $10 per car


Vendor Booths

Vendor booth space – $50


Join us in Old Town, Eureka,
September 7, 8 & 9, 2023

Thursday, September 7

  • The Poker Run starts at 6pm at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, and will end at Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Eureka Teen Center, 939 Harris Street, for a Show & Shine at 7:30pm. There will be live music by Quartet Noir and 12-hour, slow-smoked brisket plates served by Tugboat Charlie.
    No registration required for Show & Shine – Free Event – Everyone welcome

Friday, September 8

  • Recology’s Show & Shine in Henderson Center between E & F Streets on Grotto, 11am to 3pm. Free Event!
  • McCrea Motors Check-In Meet & Greet BBQ at Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Teen Center, Harris & K Streets, 4pm to 5:30pm.
  • Eureka Chrysler Dodge Jeep FIAT Cruz through Old Town from 6pm to 7pm

Saturday, September 9

  • Car Show Parking starts at 7am on 2nd & C Streets in Old Town
  • Street Fair Vendor setup starts at 8am.
  • Car Show, Street Fair and Raffle from 10am to 4pm
  • Car Sound Off at 11am, corner of E & 1st Streets. Prizes for winners. Entry fee is $20, to be used as a 50/50 Raffle with one lucky winner.


Shirts in gray only
Sizes SM – XL – $25 each
2XL – 3XL – $30 each
4XL – $32 each

Pre-sale orders available thru July 31 only – No Pre-sale orders After July 31.
Shirts will be available for purchase at the Car & Motorcycle Show.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Cruz''n Eureka 2023 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunites

Thank you very much for supporting Cruz’n Eureka Car Show. Together, we were able to raise $37,000 in 2022 to benefit children right here on the North Coast through Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods programs, and we look forward to reaching our original goal of $40,000 this year.

We are looking forward to carrying on what has become an iconic event for the car community! We hope you will join us once again to make it an incredible event this year and raise some much-needed dollars for young people in the community who really depend on having a positive place to call home, like Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.

Monica Rose, Executive Director

Dale Warmuth, Cruz’n Eureka Committee Chair

Platinum Level

  1. Priority Vendor Space at the Car
  2. Name or Logo on Cruz’n Eureka
        2023 T-Shirt
  3. Logo on Cruz’n Eureka Poster
  4. Website & Social Media
  5. Banner hung at event (if provided)

Gold Level

  1. Name or Logo on Cruz’n Eureka
        2023 T-Shirt
  2. Logo on Cruz’n Eureka Poster
  3. Website & Social Media
  4. Banner hung at event (if provided)

Silver Level

  1. Logo on Cruz’n Eureka Poster
  2. Website & Social Media
  3. Banner hung at event (if provided)

Additional Options

Trophy Sponsor

Help us purchase awards.

Media Sponsor

Help us get the word out about the Car & Motorcycle Show.

Goody Bag Stuffers

Provide materials for participant goody bags (250 quantity).
If you are interested in donating items for the goody bags or raffle, please contact Dina Miller at dmiller@bgcredwoods.org.

Cruz’n Eureka 2022

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The History of Cruz’n Eureka

Since 1993, Cruz’n Eureka has become an iconic annual event for the car community here on the North Coast. The last 28 shows raised over $200,000 to support local youth, and with local community support, we hope 2023 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 Caltrans and the City were forced to do something, so an ordinance was created – “no more legal cruising in Eureka.”

City of Eureka police officer and champion for Boys & Girls Club, Lance Madsen, 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 into 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.

Cruz’n Eureka 2022