1.  DO NOT back into angled spots downtown before 5 pm; park as if shopping.

2.  DO NOT put your chairs on the sidewalk until 5 PM.

3.  DO NOT save spaces for others

4.  No “FOR SALE” signs in windows.  Signs put on the seat are OK.  we are not a used car lot.

5. Only cars 1972  and older are invited to participate.

6.  Due to space demand by vintage, classic and special interest autos, we regret being unable to provide parking space for those wishing to display motorcycles/tricycles or cars on trailers.


8.  DO NOT move red cones that have been set out by staff.

Starting at 4:30 PM. with the help of an Auburn Cruise Nite staff person, we will be turning the cars at Lincoln and Elm and work down the hill, leaving a 3 foot seperation between cars.  PLEASE BE AT YOUR CAR AT 4 PM.

We reserve the right to refuse any entry.

Thank you for abiding by these rules


27 Responses to RULES

  1. Ken Hess says:

    I am new to the Auburn area.I have a 29 Ford and would like to show it. What would be the best time to show up & what street should I use to enter from? Thanks

    • I’d get there between 3 and 3:30. That early in the day, it doesn’t matter which way you enter Lincoln Way. You will need to park in a legally marked spot and wait with your car until you are told by a volunteer in a yellow vest to turn your car. After your car is turned, please enjoy the stores in downtown Auburn

  2. Shannon Gassaway says:

    Having never been to this, we’ve read through this as well as the FB page and are very confused on what to do. Does it start at a certain spot at a certain time, cruise a certain route, then end by parking along Lincoln? Or do some people randomly cruise through Auburn, while others choose to park their cars on Lincoln? Do you have to register ahead of time to park on Lincoln or just show up? If you park on Lincoln, do you have to stay there till a certain time? Thanks in advance.

    • I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier. You have asked some great questions. Our Cruise is a static display of cars. There is no actual “cruising” done. It is held on Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn in the four blocks from High Street to Elm. Cars need to park in designated parking spots until you are told by a volunteer in a gold vest to turn your car. They are then parked perpendicular to the sidewalk so we can get more cars in. There is no registration; just show up. This is a free event to car owners and spectators. We get our operating funds by selling ads in the booklet we hand out. You may leave at any time just be careful of the spectators. I hope you came tonight and check out our event. Next month we expect to have a big turn out as we will be having our annual 9-11 ceremony at 7 pm.

  3. James oswald says:

    Bob, I’m sorry it’s been canceled. Why for the whole whole summer? Thing are changing fast. Maybe we can squeak one in by the end of summer? James of Auburn.

  4. Norman wallace says:

    Will the year rule jump to 1973 any time soon ?

  5. Don Coulter says:

    Rule #5 says cars 1972 and older. I assume trucks are included as well, right?
    I have a 1968 all original F100. Not the cleanest or modified but well maintained, straight with original engine and paint and one owner. Its it worth bringing?

  6. Anthony Farley says:

    I have a 1969 westcoaster 3 wheel us postal delivery vehicle. I want to come and show it. The dmv does not cosider it a motorcycle because it is fully enclosed and is driven like you would drive a car. Pllease tell me I can bring it to cruise night.

  7. Kathy says:

    I would like to come to the show. I have a Guide Dog and I am able to take her every where. Will I have a problem? Thank You


    • arvcca says:

      No, you shouldn’t have a problem. If you have some type of ID to put on your dog to identify it as a guide dog (vest, collar etc), that will help. Otherwise our volunteers will not know and may remind you dogs are not allowed.


  8. Belynda Kwiatkowski says:

    I am confused why can’t we have our dog go for a walk with us. That is not a fair rule.

    • arvcca says:

      There are several reasons we don’t allow dogs. Liability is the biggest. Then think of your poor dogs feet. Most nights are hot and the pavement is extremely hot on your poor dogs paws.

      Your dog peeing on the wheels and tires that can cost thousands of dollars is only a small part of the liabilty. Dogs fighting with each other, biting kids, paws being stepped on, people tripping over leashes. These are a few of the liability scenarios that can happen when there are a large number of people at a gathering.

      We work under the Downtown Business Associations insurance umbrella and it was decided over 20 years ago it would be a dog free event.

  9. arvcca says:

    Congratulations on your first place award at the Sacramento Autorama. All car guys and gals appreciate all cars. As much as we would like to have every “cool” car at our event, we are limited in space. 1972 and older represents the antique, hot rod, classic and muscle car eras. There are other events in Northern California that are open to all years. We hope you will come see us in Auburn and enjoy the older cars.


  10. Chad says:

    I hate that you restrict the years to participate. Since I moved here from Texas I’ve noticed that this is a huge practice here in California. Is there a reason? I am a car guy, and my car has won many awards already including first place at the Sacramento autorama, but it’s a 2014. People like to see new vehicles as well.


  11. arvcca says:

    No need to approve your car. It fits the year requirement. We do not allow cars on trailers; you will need to be able to drive it. Hope to see you tomorrow.

    Rita and Bob

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  13. Clark davenport says:

    My car is a1973 Mustang Mach 1convertible. It is same body etc. as71 and 72. Is it not allowed to be shown?

    • arvcca says:

      I’m sorry, but we have to draw the line somewhere. If we allow yours, then we will have to allow others. Then those that have 1974 cars will want an exception. You certainly are welcome to park in other areas of town where “overflow” vehicles park. Thank you for asking first.

  14. Peter says:

    My classic is of the year 1972.. it’s very nice and I’d love to participate. Would I not be allowed?

    • arvcca says:

      Yes, Peter, you are welcome to bring it. Thank you for your question as it has brought to my attention the wording on the years allowed should read 1972 and older. I will get it changed. Hope to see you in August

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  16. Jon says:

    What does it take to verify a special interest vehicle? My vehicle is a kit car on a 1974 frame (registered 1974 chevy).

    • arvcca says:

      Thank you for your question. Special interest vehicles include vintage firetrucks, ambulances, military vehicles etc. We allow kit cars as long as the car body design is older the 1972, such as a 55 Chevy Bel Air body on a modern frame. Hope you enjoy coming to Cruise Nite. Stop by the info table and say “hi”.


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