CruZin' Magazine Event Index

A visual index of the Northwest auto events CruZin' covered this issue, both online and in the print magazine. Check it Out!

From the Staff

By David Marin & The CruZin' Staff

Seems like just yesterday that we were packing our booth into the Excursion and heading out for a couple of February swap meets, a couple of early season shows, then the landslide with weekends of multiple shows, rushing home to take care of the day-to-day so we can head out to more shows the next weekend. Read More!

Central Washington Custom Car & Cycle Show — Wow!

Photos by Don Fluaitt, Story by Derek Snelson

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 3rd annual Central Washington Custom Car & Cycle Show took place March 14-16, 2014 at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima. More than 80 exhibitors brought their entries from throughout the Northwest. Read More!

In the Pits with "Lady Elaine" Sellers

Story by Sandie McCollum, Photos by Annette Barton & Sandie McCollum

Spokane, Washington – Half the fun of going to the drag races is roaming the pits and meeting the drivers and their crews. On a sweltering August 16, 2014, I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with "Lady Elaine" Sellers, a favorite at many tracks especially at her home track of Spokane County Raceway in Airway Heights, WA.. Read More!

Tech Notes

By John Novak

Are Low Profile Tires All Show?, Tick‐Tock Tach…Or Ignition Killer and How to Crimp in Style! Read More!

Portland Celebrates 58 Years of Gearhead Enthusiasm

Photos and Story by Bob Roseberry

Portland —The 2014 edition of the Portland Roadster Show was the 58th Annual. In the great scheme of things, fifty-eight years may not sound like much, but to help put it in perspective, consider that the first Roadster Show was in 1956, during Dwight D. Eisenhower's first term as President. Read More!

Five Inducted to Portland Roadster Show Hall of Fame

Photos & Story by David Jothen

Even though it was announced at the awards ceremony at the close of the 58th Annual Portland Roadster Show, the 5 new members of its Hall of Fame were formally inducted on May 10th at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Read More!


O'Reilly Auto Parts Car Show Warms Up Wasilla

Photos & Story by Suz Troutner

The gloom of winter is over! And with the warming days of Spring upon us, that means only one thing here in Alaska. It's time to fire up our engines, wash off the dust and hit the road!! Cabin fever is finally a thing of the past. Gearheads unite! Read More!


Rod-tiques' "Wet & Wild"bCruZin' to Colby

Photos by Ben McQueen & Annalisa, Story by Lonnie Meadows

Memorial Day weekend brought the "15th Annual Cruzin' To Colby" car show. As in years past, Mother Nature blessed us with the wet stuff! All the dampness didn't stop the "Seattle Rod-tiques Car Club", (the host club), from putting on one of the best car shows of the year! Read More!

Bitterroot Classic Car Show Finds a New Home

Photos & Story by Jerry Brenner

Missoula, Mont. — Saturday morning, May 3, 2014 was calm and overcast as a great variety of automotive excellence rolled into SEARS at Southgate Mall parking lot, the new and permanent home of the Bitterroot Classic Car Show. Read More!


Cruisin' for Hospice Car Show Shines in Ellensburg

Photos by Jeff Penick, Story by Jerry Findley

Ellensburg, Wash. —The 15th annual Cruisin' for Hospice Car Show was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The many activities included raffles, music, entertainment, free hot dogs, assorted prizes and cars, cars, cars! Read More!


26th Annual Chipman & Taylor Classic Car Show

Photos & story by Annette Barton

Pullman, Washington – the annual "No Fees, Free Tees" Chipman & Taylor Classic Car Show was a great way to cure the winter doldrums! Tom Taylor and Fran Amend as well as the sales, parts and service teams of Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet were on hand to greet the steady flow of participants bringing their classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and pedal cars to show off in the sunshine. Read More!

High Rollin' Hot Rods Draws Stellar Crowd of Rods & Customs

Photos & Story by Bob Roseberry

Well, it did rain, off and on, leaving a few drops on the camera lens but nothing that could be called serious, and nothing the participants hadn't seen before. High Rollin' Hot Rods, a co-production of the Push Rods of Hoquiam and the Quinault Beach Casino, has developed into a significant entry in the Western Washington event calendar. Read More!


Fabulous Northwest Racing Season Winds Down
Photos and story by Annette Barton


Pullman, Washington – winding down a fantastic racing and spectating season; during the winter months we are going to miss our drag racing families, the acrid fumes of Nitromethane or Top Alcohol, the Friday night scramble to charge up the camera batteries and the Sunday night scramble to download the photos and clean the tire rubber off the camera lens. Continue to take a kid to a car show – yes, there are still shows through November – and keep this newest generation interested in our hobbies. Read More!


Northwest Rod-A-Rama Fills Showplex with Fine Rides
Photos & Story by Bob Roseberry


The second edition of Northwest Rodarama came off smoothly, filling the Showplex at the Puyallup Fairgrounds March 29-30, 2014, with an assortment of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, showing off the skills and taste of Northwest builders and owners. Vendors aplenty were on hand, along with an entire section of the Showplex devoted to the Northwest Pinstriper. Read More!


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