About the Northern California Cruisers

Northern California CruisersThe Northern California Cruisers classic car club was established in 1990. We are a totally non-profit organization with 32 families, mostly living in the Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Hercules, California, areas. We do have several members living in the North Bay and East County areas, as well the state of Oregon. Most of our members are childhood and high school friends from those days of "Cruising The Main" on Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, California, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Since we established, we have hosted 21 annual classic car shows. The first nine shows were at the Napa Fairgrounds in Napa, California. The last 12 car shows were held in the city of Pinole, California. Our 2013 car show will be on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Our membership decided at our inception that we would try to contribute to charitable organizations and non-profit groups through money earned from our classic car show. Through the dedication of our members we have established and host our annual charity Crab Feed in January of each year. Next year's date is January 25, 2014. Contact us for information at jclouden@pacbell.net. Through combined events, the Northern California Cruisers have contributed in excess of $330,000. All profits are donated to various charitable organizations approved by our membership. In the past 12 years, $76,000 has been awarded to such groups as the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation of Northern California, the California Autism Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, ARF, Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, the El Sobrante Boys and Girls Club, the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry and the George Mark Children's House.

Through our classic car show and personal contributions of our members, we have awarded in excess of $82,000 to Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, and to the Children's Hospital Family House.

We have contributed $62,000 in the last 12 years to the Pinole Youth Foundation in the city of Pinole, California.

During our 23 years in existence, we have contributed to over 30 organizations including: the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, Katrina Relief, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the Crohn's Disease Foundation, the Scleroderma Foundation, the Bay Area Rescue Mission, the National Heart Fund and the Canine Companions Organization, to name a few.

It is through the dedication and generosity of our club members, fellow hot rodders, classic car owners and our generous sponsors that such events are established and successfully completed.

The Northern California Cruisers remain dedicated to helping find a cure, making someone's life more comfortable, helping those in need, and assisting groups that take care of the children ... our future.

The Northern California Cruisers Board of Officers

President - John C. Louden
Vice President - Jim Shuttlesworth
Secretary - Kathy Godwin
Treasurer - Kristine Lazaro
Newsletter Editor - Cathie Louden
Sergeant-At-Arms - Frank Lazaro

NCC Board of Directors:
Karin Shuttlesworth
Don Godwin
Sandra and Gary Obert
Kathy and Bub Combs
Darrell and Earlynn Kennedy