Cruising is fun but when you can cruise for a good cause, it’s even better. Cruisin’ For a Cure is the annual car show that Edelbrock is proud to participate in as one of the event’s major sponsors. Event founder Debbie Baker and her team have been keeping this SoCal show going for nearly 20 years and with the number of participants now totaling over 3,500, Cruisin’ For a Cure is holding onto its title as the biggest one-day charity car show in the world.
Cruisin’ For a Cure helps to raise money for the continuing fight against prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men. All funds and donations raised at Cruisin’ For a Cure go directly to the KSK Cancer Center of Irvine, CA, for their prostate cancer research program. One of the unique attractions at this show is the mobile examination room which is located within the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds where men are screened for PSA (prostate-specific antigens) count at no charge. Baker, who lost her husband several years ago to prostate cancer, says that over 10,000 men have been tested at the show and hundreds of lives have been saved thanks to early detection.
The entire workforce for this non-profit organization is made up of volunteers from all walks of life who are dedicated to the cause of saving men from prostate cancer. Staffing the show with volunteers assures that none of the proceeds need to go to the show promoter or to cover administrative costs. “We do this for prostate cancer,” says Baker. “Everybody loves to come here, get tested and have fun with their cars.”
As with shows of the past, hundreds of prizes were donated to the Cruisin’ show raffle with all proceeds going straight to the cause. More than 80 awards were handed out this year with Richard Fay’s candy red 1937 Ford taking the prestigious Best of Show honors. The Edelbrock marketing team was working the show and grabbed some photos of a few of our favorites. Scroll through the gallery below and take a look at what you missed. And guys, if you’re over 40 and weren’t able to attend Cruisin’ For a Cure, be sure to see your personal doctor soon and get screened.
Brian Hatano is a veteran automotive journalist and former editor of Car Craft, Petersen’s Drag Racing, Sport Compact Car and Motorcyclist magazines.