Cruise Nite has been a huge success from its inception. This is clear from the Atascadero News headline of August 31, 1994, which stated that the second annual event had hundreds of cars cruising and thousands of people viewing. It’s wonderful to see how this Atascadero tradition has lived on over the years.
To know the history of Cruise Nite is only possible if one knows the history of the Mid State Cruizers. The club was chartered in 1989 when a group of automotive enthusiasts, united with the common purpose of appreciating and preserving classic vehicles, got together.
The Cruizers’ very first Atascadero Lake Car Show took place on August 25, 1990, and had 80 participants. At that time, the club was actually called Mid State Muscle Cars, but the name quickly changed to Mid State Cruizers as an open invitation to all types of vehicles. From that day on, a variety of vehicles have represented the club’s membership, from classics to modern muscle cars and even a 1958 Crown Fire Engine. Don’t have a car that falls in any of the categories? The Mid State Cruizers also have members who appreciate classic vehicles but don’t own one of their own. (Read More)
Portion from Article in Atascadero News Magazine