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

Yep, we had it all figured out. The June issue was going together nicely and we were destined to have pretty much the entire Memorial Day weekend to ourselves.

Then the lights flickered once or twice and in a split second the computer screen froze. By the time we diagnosed and dealt with the problem we had missed the Cru- Zin' to Colby weekend and had to swap two days of top down cruising for two days of sitting in front of the computer. Read More!


2017 Beach Barons' "End of the World" Blast!

Photos & Story by David & Jeanne Marin

When a car club, make that most any car club that's been staging a car show every year for more than three decades, you'd expect they'd be doing it "right", right? Well, you couldn't get it more "right" than the Beach Barons' Run to the End of the World, last September 10-11 at the club's beautiful facility in Ocean Park, Washington. Read More!


Cruise the Gorge - Sun & Fun in The Dalles

Photos by Tiffany Hardin. Story by Steve Hudson

The Dalles is a small town on the east end of the Columbia River Gorge known for cherries, windsurfing, beautiful scenery, interesting history and lots of sun. Some 20-plus years ago the membership of the Mid-Columbia Car Club decided to host a car show to bring visitors into the area, and "Cruise the Gorge" was born. It is now the town's largest annual community event.  Read More!

La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show Makes Waves

Photos & Story by Carl Molesworth

Summertime is car show time in Skagit County, and one of the unique events on the calendar is the La Conner Classic, where hot cars and cool boats mingle along the scenic Swinomish Channel for a day of fun and surprises. A cloudy morning gave way to a sunny afternoon on Aug. 6, 2016, when 165 cars and trucks rolled into town for the 16th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show. The show also drew 13 classic moored boats and 10 trailered boats. Read More!

Road Rebels Car Show & Blueberry Festival

Photos & Story by Dean Darnell

The Road Rebels of Mossyrock held their 10th Anniversary car show with over 200 registered participants! The weather was picture perfect with plenty of parking on grass at the schools' flat & level field. The early birds were lined up before the sun broke over Mossyrock Hill. The aroma of the Mossyrock Volunteer Fire Department's blueberry pancake breakfast filled the air. Read More!

Summerfest Car Show Rolls Through Polson

Photos & Story by Jerry Brenner

It was the weekend, August 12 - 13, 2016, and by midday Friday in the little town of Polson, Montana there was a low growl off in the distance. The growl escalated to a rumble, the rumble of thousands of horsepower turning the wheels on a dazzling field of 127 rods, customs, trucks and what-have-you, took over Main Street for the staging of the Summerfest Car Show on the shores of Flathead Lake. Read More!

Record Numbers "Swarm" Hub City

Photos & Story by Bob Roseberry

Old Downtown Centralia was "swarming"! There is just no other way to put it. After last year's washout, the crowd was back with a vengeance!

As of 12:30, 270 cars and trucks (including one belly tank!) were registered which was the highest number ever in the history of the event, according to the officials we talked to! The combination of show cars, their owners and spectators filled up Tower Street to the point that, for us, sometimes shooting pictures was a challenge. Don't get us wrong, though, we are not complaining because we just love success. When a show is a success that means they're doing it right and that's right with us!

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Darrell Dean "Dusty" Rhodes

PBy Annette Barton

Spokane, Washington – this is a synopsis of the life of Darrell Dean Rhodes, known to most of us as "Dusty". What we have here is a love story because Dusty loved cars and racing them, he loved music, hunting, fishing and most of all he loved his wife, family and friends. Dusty passed away June 21, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Read More!


Wheelin' Weekend Rolls Through Walla Walla

Photos by Jerry England. Story by Cindy Frost

On September 9-10, 2016, hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles took to the historic streets of Walla Walla, WA to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Wheelin' weekend.

The weekend welcomed old and new friends as car show participants began picking up their registration packets while talking cars. The real fun began with the Classic Cruise on Friday night. Led by a vintage fire truck last year, over 300 cars cruised the city streets and county roads as thousands of spectators lined the streets to view this annual tradition. A BBQ at the fairgrounds followed with lots of good food. Read More!


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