History of The History Cruzers
The North St. Paul History Cruze started on a Friday night in 1996 with about 25 cars near the intersection of 7th Avenue and Margaret Street. It has grown and now draws 700 to 1,800 cars each week that park along a half-mile stretch of 7th Avenue and fill many adjacent parking lots. The street is closed to other traffic for the night and a fair like atmosphere prevails with street vendors, music, and food.
The North St. Paul History Cruzers organized as a non-profit group of 25 - 30 volunteers in 1999 to work at keeping this event successful. They solicit donations from area businesses and other sponsors to help pay for the mandatory insurance, security, trash removal, portable toilet rental, and other expenses.
The History Cruzers appreciate the assistance of other car clubs and individuals who help man the gates each week. Donations of money and/or volunteer time are gratefully accepted to help keep the show going.