Cruizin-4-Charity takes over Downtown Bakersfield


Hundreds of classic cars cruised the streets of Downtown Bakersfield Friday as part of the second annual Cruizin-4-Charity. 

The three-day event featuring hundreds of classic motors benefits several charities around Kern County.

Friday night car lovers had the chance to rev their engines and cruise down historic Chester Avenue, rain or shine.

“People don’t really care about the weather when it comes to giving back,” Cruizin-4-Chairty’s founder and president Tony Castiglione said.

Butch Brown cruised the streets with hundreds of others looking to give back to the community.

“Born and raised here and had a business here for 38 years and to give back to our community means a lot to us,” Brown said. “So it’s just a great feeling, being able to give back to our community.”

The event benefits charities in Kern county including – Honor Flight, Boys and Girls club and the Mendiburu Magic Foundation.

“This is such a giving community anyway, we’ve heard that time and time again about Bakersfield,” Castiglione said. “And we’re very fortunate and blessed that people feel that strongly about giving back to our community and charities that are here in our hometown.”

The event continues Saturday at 8 a.m. with hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles parking along the streets of downtown for the public to looked at up close and personal.

There will be music, games, raffles and vendors to enjoy.

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