Cruz’n For Roses 2019 | Vehicles Sought for Car Show in September

Now in its 15th year, the South Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Annual Cruz’n For Roses Car Show helps pay for city’s float in the 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | A shiny 1957 Ford Thunderbird was one of the many cars on display last year

For the 15th year running, the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Annual Cruz’n For Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show and the South Pasadena Police and Fire Department’s annual Open House will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The car show will be staged on Mission Street from Fair Oaks to Meridian avenues while the open house will be held in the 800 block of Mound in front of the fire station and in the back lot of the police and fire department on Hope Street west of Mound.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | Young and old attended the car show last year along Mission Street in South Pasadena.

Proceeds from vehicle entries and sponsorships will help pay for South Pasadena’s float in the 2019 Rose Parade. The city’s entry costs roughly $100,000.

Hundreds of the finest street rods, muscle cars, and classic cars will be on display. For the first time, motorcycles will be part of the big event this year.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was brought to the car show by David Thompson, who once lived in Perth Australia. He now makes his home in the area.

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee officials are asking $30 per car or motorcycle ($40 on day of event) to be a part of the show.

Merchandise for sale, raffles, food, refreshments, exhibits, and vendors will all be part of the event while the local police and fire departments stage displays and demonstrations of life saving technologies and the tools of the trade to keep the community safe.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | Many vendors set up shop at the car show with unique items 

Helicopter landings, armored cars, police dog demonstrations, emergency preparedness displays, and a presentation on “Child Safety on the Internet” are among the featured attractions. Guided tours and tactical weapon demonstrations will also be provided.


For more information about showcasing a vehicle in the SPTOR Car Show, contact Shaw, Moses, Mendenhall & Associates at (626) 799-7813 and ask for Janet Benjamin.

For information about the public safety open house, contact SPPD Detective Richard Lee at (626) 403-7285.