Woodies on the Wharf

June 22, 2019 – The 25th Anniversary Of “Woodies On The Wharf”

On June 22, 2019, the Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation hosted the 25th Anniversary of “Woodies on the Wharf”.

The festival hosted hundreds of custom made antique cars called “Woodies”.

One of the custom cars was a parody U.S. Mail vehicle that was redone as “U.S. Male”.

Another mini vehicle featured was the 1947 Crosley. The “Crosley Cars” were a series of vehicles that were developed by Ohio businessman Powell Crosley, a man who made his success through radio and appliance manufacturing.

In 1939, Powel Crosley began having cars manufactured in Richmond Indiana. Another plant was established to develop vehicles. However, sales began to decline in 1950, to only seven thousand vehicles, and when demand dropped to only two thousand vehicles in 1952 production on the “Crosley Cars” ceased.

I got to meet Bob Pearson who created various surfboards for the actors of the movie “Chasing Mavericks”.

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