Vintage Car Show to Raise Awareness for Prostate Cancer

More than 3,500 vintage vehicles, including classics, muscle, trucks, exotics, customs, vintage, movie cars and new cars will highlight Cruisin’ For a Cure, which will be held on Sept. 24 at the OC Fair and Event Center, and aim to raise awareness for prostate cancer, event organizers announced.

Held during “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,” the annual classic car celebration raises awareness for the disease, which affects one in nine men. During the course of the day, medical professionals in the Fair’s Anaheim Building will offer free screenings, organizers said.

Cruisin’ for a Cure was established in 1999 by Orange County resident Debbie Baker, whose husband had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Baker’s objective: to heighten awareness through screenings and early detection, event organizers said.

The day’s festivities will be presided over by Grand Marshal Chris Jacobs, host and television personality of Overhaulin’ and the TLC series Long Lost Family. He also serves as host for the Mecum Auto Auctions and as co-host of SEMA Live, both seen on Motor Trend Network. His series “Dream Collections” can also be seen at

In addition to a 1.5-mile all-day cruise through the fairgrounds, highlights will include appearances by automotive industry celebrities, displays by more than 200 vendors and exhibitors, live entertainment and a special “ALL Women Owned Cars and Model Car Contest” in the OC Fair’s Costa Mesa Building, organizers said.

Photo Courtesy of Dave Parker Photos

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