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

We have so much for which to be Thankful

Here we are once again, filling this, the final page for this issue. We'd like to be happy and cheerful and share only the good. Sadly that isn't the way things work and we're here to share the news of the passing of several wonderful members of the gearhead world. Read More!

PRS Hits Half-Century Plus Ten

Photos & Story by Bob Roseberry

The banner across the top of the 2016 Portland Roadster Show Program reads "The Tradition Continues" and at 60 years, the event, "Tradition" if you will, shows no sign of ending. Over the years, the Roadster Show has grown in size and weathered the ups and downs: the "death" of customs, "death" of dual purpose hot rods, emergence of muscle cars, "rebirth" of street rods, "rebirth" of customs, emergence of "traditional" hot rods and the phenomenon of "barn finds". The Roadster Show adapted and continued, remaining a diverse cross section of the gearhead culture, with vehicles on display ranging from a 1911 White Dump Truck to a highly modified custom '56 Plymouth Convertible. Read More!

Seems Like the Racing Season Just Began!

Photos & Story by Annette Barton

Pullman, Washington – Countdown should be comfortably clinched by now in the Mello Yello Drag Racing series and in some areas, drag racing is finished or finishing due to fall weather. Hard to believe – seems like the season just began! Read More!

Northwest Rodarama Hits Its Stride, Becomes "Our Own"

Story by Bob Roseberry. Photos by Bob Roseberry & David Marin

2016 was the fourth edition of Northwest Rodarama and, while we can't predict the future, it looks like it's hitting its stride and has developed into "Our Event". By this we mean it has finally taken the place of the long running Tacoma Dome show as the pre-eminent indoor event of the Puget Sound area. Read More!

Rod-tiques "Memorable" CruZin' to Colby Weekend

David & Jeanne Marin

Coincidence added an extra measure of fun and excitement to the Memorial Day weekend in Everett, Washington - the coincidence being the Saturday presentation of the Triple X Root Beer Drive-In sponsored Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame banquet. More than 600 gearheads enjoyed a wonderful evening of scholarships being awarded to deserving students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Must also mention the fabulous "auto art" show and raffle with all proceeds going to Children's Country Home of Woodinville. Read More!

Brookings' "Azalea Festival" Car Show Sets Record

Photos by Phil Nutzhorn assisted by Laurie Calef. Story by Jim Haggerty

Memorial Day weekend brought not only beautiful weather to the Southern Oregon coastal town of Brookings; it also brought a record number of cars to its annual Azalea Festival Car Show sponsored by the Curry County Cruisers car club. Read More!

Chipman & Taylor Classic Car Show Lights Up Pullman

Photos & Story by Annette Barton

Pullman, Washington – the morning of May 14, 2016 was gorgeous as classic cars began lining up at the Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet dealership lot by 7 a.m. Fran Arend and the entire Chipman-Taylor team including semi-retired Tom Taylor were on hand all day long to meet and greet the 140+ entries and make sure they enjoyed the day. Live music was provided by the classic rock band Bare Wires while nearly 800 free hot dogs and Coca Cola were served to the growing crowd from a booth next to the Trophy Truck. Trophies were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in over 15 categories! Read More!

A Decade Later & "Wow" - Car D'Lane 's Quite the Show

Photos & Story by Jerry Brenner

It's been about 10 years since I last attended the Car D'Lane Car Show so, first and foremost I must say, "WOW, what a show!" Produced cooperatively by the North Idaho Classic Car Club and the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association, the event opened on Friday, June 17, 2016 with a fabulously varied assortment of 800-plus vehicles lined up along Sherman Avenue. Crowds of spectators packed the sidewalks on both sides of the street as the dazzling display of "mobile automotive art" cruised past the lawn chairs, strollers and coolers… more than two hours of fun! Read More!


Mopars Unlimited "Spring Roundup" - No Limit on Fun

Photos & Story by David & Jeanne Marin

If you're a Mopar fan (isn't everyone?) and you weren't among the 242 registered participants at the 35th annual Mopars Unlimited "Spring Roundup", June 4, 2016, you missed an outstanding event. Read More!

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