Video of Induction Ceremony
The 2011 Cruisin’ Hall of Fame Inductees
Builder/Designer Category: John D’Agostino – Kustom Kars of California
Born in Pittsburg, California John D’Agostino started building and customizing model cars when he was a child. His first customized car was a ’56 Chevy hardtop. John has displayed his kustom cars in over 1,000 shows worldwide and has won more major kustom awards than anyone in history in the world of “kustomizing.” Watch Video
Manufacturer/Vehicle Category: Revell, Inc.
For over 60 years, Revell, Inc. has been leading the world in model kit building and die cast collecting. Every year, Revell offers a wide variety of model kits for every taste and age group in the hobby market. Customers can be assured of their continued commitment to the foundations of the brand: interactivity, authenticity and fun. Additionally, Revell supplies the Make ‘n Take building model kits at the Rendezvous, as well as many large events including auto races and trade shows. Watch Video
Entertainment/Media Category: Popular Mechanics
First published on January 11, 1902, Popular Mechanics is an American magazine and has been owned by the Hearst Corporation since 1958. There are nine international editions. Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is “Jay Leno’s Garage” featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast. Watch Video
Historical/Misc. Category: PEP BOYS
In 1921 four Navy buddies pooled together $800 to open a single auto parts supply store in Philadelphia. This venture would become the multi-billion dollar nationwide retail and service that is known as PEP BOYS today. With over 600 stores, the company has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Watch Video
Lifetime Achievement – Dave McClelland
Known as the Voice of NHRA, Dave McClelland is one of the most recognizable voices in all of motorsports. He has been heard not only on the tracks, but also on radio and television coverage of the events, a role he filled for some 50 years. Dave has placed his restored Fiat altered in the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum after campaigning the car for 10 years and winning the March meet in 1998, and continues to participate in as many street rod and street machine events as possible. Watch Video
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The "Cruisin' Hall of Fame®"
was established in 1995 by the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors
Bureau, in conjunction with the City of San Bernardino, to honor those
who have made a significant contribution to the uniquely-American
automotive cultural phenomenon of cruising.
A landmark area called the
"Route 66 Plaza" was created just outside City Hall as a backdrop for
the "Cruisin' Hall of Fame®."
A specially designed wall, with a map of "America's Main Street," serves
as the actual monument. Every year, a plaque is added to identify new
members of the "Cruisin' Hall of Fame®"
The nominee must fit into one of the following categories: Legendary Builder and/or Designer; Automotive Manufacturer or Specific Vehicle; Entertainment or Media; or Historical/Miscellaneous.