Our Next Show is September 17th, 2016
Cruzin Cruzers - Gatesville, TX
The Cruzin Cruzer club, formerly known as Coryell County Pickups Unlimited, held its first show on the Coryell County Train Depot parking lot with only 22 entries. At the time, there was no fee for entry because the members weren’t sure how a car show would go over in Gatesville.
After the first show and the arrival of more members to the club, the second endeavor charged a $15.00 entry fee. All award plaques were hand crafted by the members, dash plaques with the logo of the show were given out, and entrants received t-shirts. Then the club members held car washes sponsored by local businesses for start up cash the next year.
As the show grew it was moved to Fuant Le Roy Park and held for 2 days straight. The show began to include games, a movie night at the Last Drive-In Picture Show, and a parade through the town for citizens to enjoy. Door prizes are donated by various businesses to be given to entrants at each show. Money for future shows and contribution are gained through food and t-shirt sales.
As a nonprofit organization, the Cruzin Cruzers donate to several charities as well as extremely ill car show members and community citizens.
The Cruzin Cruzin Car Club raised $1,275 and donated it to Rebecca Williams who was diagnosed with Astrocytoma cancer in 2008. She is the Daughter of Jean and Wayne Williams and the Mother of Tori Williams and Ray Robles. A savings account has been setup at Extraco Bank in Gatesville and any help is greatly appriciated.
2015 Best In Show
Meet Our Members
Al & Geri Parker
Wayne Martin & Annette Eary
Richard & Lavinia Shelton
Tracy & Stephanie Semmel
Al and Geri Parker
Al's pride and joy was his 1957 Chevy. The Cruzers lost Al in 2011 to a tragic accident.
Wayne Martin and Annette Eary
Wayne is a founding member of the Cruzin Cruzers car club. Over the years Wayne has traveled from Gatesville as far south as Corpus Christi Autorama where he placed 1st in Early Modified Trucks. He also placed 1st in Mild Custom Trucks at The Waco Autorama and 1st place in Mild Custom Trucks at Dallas Autorama. He has attended several area car shows, placing in several classes, all while promoting the Gatesville Cruzin Cruzer show.
Richard and Lavinia Shelton
Joined the Cruzin Cruzers in 1993. Richard owns a 1952 Studebaker's Pickup that his grandfather bought new. Richard also owns a 1929 Model A Roadster Pickup that is all restored original. Lavinia owns a 1938 Plymouth Pickup that was restored in 1979 with a 318 engine.
The Parkers: Matt, Crystal, Alexis, and Chase
Joined in 1997, they own a 1967 Camaro with a 496 BBC, Matt is in progress of rebuilding his father (Al)'s '57.
The Sheltons: Michael, Lauren and Adalyn
They have been with the Cruzin Cruzers car club since 1993 and have a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS with a 350 small block engine. "My parents bought this car for me when I was 9 years old and we restored it and finished it when I was 17. We love to attend shows and put on our annual show every year.
Has been a member of the Cruzin Cruzers since 2003 and owns a 1964 Ford 351.
Tracy and Stephanie Semmel
Have been members of the Cruzin Cruzers since 1993 and own a 1970 GMC with a LT1 engine.
Has been a member of the Cruzin Cruzers since 2010 and owns a 1967 C10 Chevrolet with 383 engine and turbo 350 transmission.
The Kizers: Ricky, Cheyenne, London, and Rayce
Have been club members since 2002. They own a 1958 Chevrolet Apache that they are going to paint black and red, with all corvette running gear and suspension.
The Manns: Will, Jennifer, Matti, and Lillie
Have been members for the past 10 years. They have a 1967 Chevelle 396 Super Sport. They love attending car shows and events and being part of the Cruzin Cruzers.