May 16, 2012 Sonoma County Street Rodz open house
1008 Clegg Ct., Petaluma, CA 94954 (707) 781-1955
Come join the staff at Sonoma County Street Rodz as they open their doors
just for you. The open house starts at 6pm. Their will be a raffle, food, and
I’m sure a few surprises.
May 17, 2012 Henry Travers Memorial Dinner
$85 per person by advanced reservation only
Held at Cattlemen’s Steak House
Proceeds from this exclusive dinner will benefit the Henry Travers
Memorial Scholarship Fund. Henry, who passed away in August, 2006,
was the film’s transportation manager and responsible for all of the cars.
He was particularly proud of setting up the police car destruction scene.
Enjoy socializing and dinner with the Crusin’ the Boulevard Board of
Directors, members of the original production crew and
May 18, 2012 Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti Cruise-In and Kickoff Social
Entry is Free
Plaza North, North McDowell Blvd. at Washington St
4 – 8pm Cruise-in Social with music from our own XERB Radio Broadcasting on FM 88.1. There will be reserved parking
for 1975 and older American vehicles. American Graffiti
collectibles will be available.
6:30pm Presentation of the 2011 Henry Travers Memorial
Scholarships to local students
May 19, 2012 Petaluma’s 7th Annual Salute to American Graffiti Celebration
Free to Spectators
What to do and see: Tune your radio to 88.1FM and listen to XERB
from downtown Petaluma. Many merchants have special events
including art shows, demonstrations, special window displays, and of
course, lots of classic cars and 50’s & 60’s nostalgia merchandise.
Back by popular demand is the Cub Scout official Pine Wood Derby
race at Theatre Square. Also, go by the A St parking lot to see
Petaluma’s own Pacer Car Club record holding racecar. Stroll on over
to Mel’s Burger City and grab a burger or dog for you and your sweetie.
Don’t forget to check out all the over 350 plus classic cars and trucks.
Talk to the owners and see if you can find the owner who drove the farthest.
Don’t forget to take some time to collect this year’s entire American
Graffiti trading cards. Collector sets from the past years are available
for purchase at Cruiser Central. Dance and sing to three live bands.
Visit the more than 30 vendors! Get all your Salute 2012
collectibles at Cruiser Central. And don’t forget that the American
Graffiti cruise starts at 4pm
7:00 – 10am Show participants check-in and breakfast: Petaluma
8:30am XERB – Tune your radio to XERB – 88.1FM – Disc
Jockey and our Petaluma Mayor, David Glass, will
be hitting the microphone with some great old tunes.
8:00am Salute 2012 entry vehicles begin arriving downtown
8:30am – 8pm Cruiser Retail opens– Information, Salute Souvenirs and
Programs, American Graffiti Trading Cards
9am – 8pm Merchandise Vendors open
9am Do you need a new power plant for your Kool Kuiser? Check out the Blueprint 383 Small Block Chevy in the Sonoma County Street Rodz booth on B Street. With just a $5 raffle ticket, you could win this awesome engine. All proceeds go to Cruisin’ the Boulevard. Drawing will be held at our May 2013 event.
9am – 9pm Check out the many stores that have entered our window
decorating contest. Location map available at the info
9:30am Start collecting your official American Graffiti Trading Cards
Go to the information booth for a map of Trading Card
10am – 1pm Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby, Theater Square, C & 2nd
10am – 9pm Local merchants open their doors to you! Check them out!
Petaluma has some unique items. You may just find
something you just can’t live without.
10 - 3pm Our local merchants pick and award their trophy picks
10am - 4pm Petaluma Historical Museum, 4th St. "Native Words, Native Warriors"-Special engagement from the
Smithsonian Institute about the WWII Native American
10:30am Mel’s drive-in opens to serve you some of the best burgers in town.
1pm Join in or watch our Look-A-Like contest in front of XERB
2pm We invite everyone to join our Street Dance in front of the
radio station. Although we aren’t trying for a world record
of dancers, we would like to get everyone out there for
some serious fun!
2 – 5pm Opening day for the Petaluma’s Farmers Market, Walnut
Park, 4th & D St. Enjoy farm fresh produce from some of
Petaluma’s local farms
2:30 – 4;30pm Meet Clo the Cow and take some pictures
4pm – 9pm Cruise Starts – All classic cars Cruisin’ the
ATTENTION CRUISE WATCHERS! Perhaps the best place
to watch the cruise will be along Petaluma Blvd, south of B Street all the way down to Boulevard Lanes (Bowling Alley). Grab you chair, a picnic basket, something to drink, your portable radio (tuned to 88.1fm) and if necessary, jackets and a blanket. Find a spot to watch the action. Be sure to wave and give the thumbs up to all the cruisers!
9pm Official cruising ends – streets open
Midnight: Clean up ends, CTB board members go home, they
turn off the phones, go to bed and don’t wake up
until Wednesday, noon!
Did you think that we have forgotten that 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the movie American Graffiti? No, we haven’t, we just aren’t talking about it. We started our planning for this big event in January 2012 after looking into several great ideas. If you’ve enjoyed coming to our events in the past, we want to warn you that 2013 will blow your bobbie socks right off!! Watch our website for future updates. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!
Didn’t make it into the show? Still want to bring your classic car to town? Contact John at 4th and Sea (phone 707 623-3219, address, 4th and C St) and make plans to park your cruiser in his lot for the day. If that lots full, our local Autozone has a roped off area for classic cars, they’re on Washington St across for Golden Eagle Shopping Center.