Classic Surf Cars Roll into Santa Cruz
One of California's largest displays of classic surf cars, known as "woodies," will be on display at the 19th annual Woodies on the Wharf on June 22. More than 200 cars, which were made between 1915 and 1952, will be displayed at the Santa Cruz wharf from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition, there will be music, drawings for prizes, free bike valet and one of the largest gatherings of wooden cars in America.
"We grew up with these cars," said Rowland Baker, one of the founders of the Santa Cruz Woodie Club and a Santa Cruz native. "Many of them were (headed) to the beaches here in the 60's while we were trying to ride our bikes with our longboards under our arms."
Woodie owners come from across the United States to attend the event, said Baker, who has been a woodie owner for more than 25 years.
"Times have changed, but not the love for old woodies," said Baker. "Woodies on the Wharf epitomizes Santa Cruz surf culture at its finest."
Woodies on the Wharf is presented by the Santa Cruz Woodies, a chapter of the National Woodie Club, the Wharf Association and the City of Santa Cruz. For more information, call 831-420-5273 or visit www.santacruzwharf.com.- KB
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 June 2013 23:21)
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