Pump Your Brakes



Why speed when you can slow down and let the people get a good look? During Cruz'n Eureka, the white-walled, chrome-plated annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, drivers will be showing off their wheels all over town (free attendance). The weekend starts early on Thursday, Sept. 4, with a poker run that starts at 6 p.m. outside the Eureka Inn and finishes at the appropriately vintage Fresh Freeze.

The barbecue on Friday, Sept. 5, is only for registered participants, but the cruise through Old Town from 5:30 to 7 p.m. is for all to gawk at. Go ahead and stare — they drive your grandpa's car, and they look incredible. On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Show & Shine (dress cute, you'll want photos with fabulous cars), street fair (do not get cotton candy on anybody's bumper) and swap meet (collectors, enthusiasts and hoarders should all bring cash) run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town, with awards for the very best wheels at 3:15 p.m. (And in case you don't already have one, a custom flame-detailed toilet will be on the auction block.)

So stop rushing and have a little old-fashioned fun.

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