Huntington Beach Cruisers started out as just a vision. Tom Long and David Dougherty had been running WaveCrest in Encinitas for going on 10 years. They decided it was time time to expand from a Woodie only event and start up a new car show where all beach crusing cars could come together and create a new show. In 2001 they put on their 1st show in Huntington Beach. In 2003 David stopped being a part of the event and Tom Long became the sol owner in the company. The Wavecrest girls are well known at all these car show events. Ashleigh Long, Elizabeth Crittendon, Jillienne Bellivelle, Ashley Emerson, Aeriel Poorman, and Rachael Tell. These girls can be found either walking the streets selling raffle tickets or at the event booth at the end of the pier.
This event also naturally draws some of the most outstanding vintage
Longboards displayed with the Woodies and all the other Vintage Classic
Cars. Trophies are presented for Best Wood, Best Sedan Delivery, Best
VW, Best Sixty Surfer Woodie, Best Town & Country, Best License
Plate, Best Hot Rod, Longest Distance Driven, Hard Luck, and People's
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We have an AMAZING artist.... his name is Jim Krogle you can check him out on his website at www.jimkrogle.com
A Southern California native, Jim was raised in the San Fernando Valley and moved with his family to Huntington Beach in 1963.
He began his studies in the field of art at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Jim then transferred to Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he received his bachelors degree in illustration in 1969. More than 20 years of commercial illustration followed, honoring Jim with numerous awards in the field of advertising. Some of his distinguished clients included, Disney, Sunkist, Kal Kan, Kelloggs, Jack-in-the-Box, Carls Jr., Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Universal Studios.
In 1991 Jim began his fine art career with a series of six scenes of Avalon on Catalina Island. His portfolio of landmarks now include scenes along the Southern California coast from San Diego to Huntington Beach, and new editions are always in the works.
The influence of Jims extensive career as an American Illustrator, is evident in his clear, crisp, pen and ink and watercolor renderings of famous landmarks and ocean scenes.
Jim's work presents a harvest of good memories; souvenirs of places seen and loved by locals and tourists alike.