Cruise to the Pines 2020
After the infamous car show Relaxin in the NW was canceled in 2020, mini-truckers were worried about what would happen with NW Cruise to the Pines PRESENTED BY Air Lift Performance. Rest assured, the cruise and the show were a go!
Last August, more than 100 custom vehicles from the Northwest area came out to Washington to enjoy some freedom after dealing with the pandemic. About 120 miles of beautiful PNW air, rides as low as they can go, people watching from the street as we rolled through the small towns and took over the rest areas—it was amazing to get the camera out after months of no adventures!
After the cruise, everyone rolled back to the private showground in Arlington Heights. The best part of this long cruise is coming back to Veronica’s homemade food and the custom-made skate decks to be awarded. As every year, the designs never disappoint. Local artist and painter Shaun Fedei donated three custom decks, another three decks were created by a very talented 14-year-old future mini-trucker, and the other decks were contributed by artists from around the country.
Special thanks to the sponsors who helped make this unique event come to life, including Rainer Cannabis, R Transport, Currie Construction, Switch Suspension, Airlift, Central Welding, Bad Dog Distillery, Bayside Marine, Frame & Glory, S&S Studios, Royal Designs, Snohomish Paint & Body, Java Haus, Woods Logging Supply and DNA Electric.
A show wouldn’t be complete with special guests like Hammered Weekend Wear, MiniTrucker Cult, Relaxin Car Club and many more who support the event.
If you have never put this event on your must-attend shows, make it happen! It is an experience I enjoy year after year. Beautiful property, private lake, campfires and tales. Compared to CTTP in Arizona, a show at this pace feels more intimate. It has become a quality foundation for the cruise.
For more information about Cruise to the Pines events, please visit their site www.CruiseToThe Pines.com or find them on social media. See all you auto nerds at the next show!
NW CTTP History
For those who don’t know, here’s a little history about how the NW Cruise to the Pines evolved. In 1993, Sittin Pretti Car Club hosted its annual car show. For years the car show became a part of Perfect Poise Car Club’s annual vacation to Washington. After 20 years, the show came to an end in 2013.
“When they announced they were no longer going to host the show, we felt it was time to slowly introduce Washington to a little bit of what we do in Arizona,” said John Trevino, president of Perfect Poise Car Club, in his interview with Street Trucks in 2018.
So, the very next year, that is exactly what they did. NW Cruise to the Pines was created and on its first roll through Washington.