Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 update for Tonka Cruzers Excelsior Car Show!


Sorry I haven't updated my Blog for quite a while - still alive and kicking and ready to start my car show for 2015.

Kowalskis is now being built at last years location [open fairly soon] and I have moved back to the East Parking lot next to Excelsior Brewing Co.
New address for those that have not been to my previous shows at this new location is 421 3rd st Excelsior.

I am listed on
  below is my listing info from Autoswalk

Tonka Cruzers Excelsior Car Show – free entry, door prize [random] drawings at end of every show.
 This year held in East parking lot next to the Excelsior Brewery 421 3rd St.
First 5 Cars will receive a gift. Brewery tours available Noon to 2pm and Brewery opens at Noon.
Check my Blog for additional info and updates  
Any questions email Rick at
or give me a call at [612] 750-6917

Should be a fun year!

Be Well and tell your friends,
Rick Meyer

Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 Tonka Cruzers Car Show Dates coming soon

Join us this summer in Excelsior at our new spot near Excelsior Brewing Co.
Dates to be announced soon!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Collector Convertibles needed for the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Parade 11/28/14

When:  Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at 10.00AM.
Parade cars should arrive at 9:30 AM.
Weather permitting, convertibles preferred.
Where: Water Street and Lake Street, Excelsior MN near the "Port of Excelsior" tour boat docks.
Contact if you would like to volunteer!

Christkindlsmarkt Parade down Water Street.
  • Christkindl Angel
  • Father Christmas
  • Grand Marshall Joe Ryan and his grandchildren
  • Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison
  • singer-actors from Chaska Valley Family theater performing the musical "A Christmas Carol"
  • Royals of Spielmannszug
  • Excelsior Town crier Daryl Liepold
  • Mayor Mark Gaylord
  • former Mayor Nick Ruehl
  • Elves, Fairies, the Ice Princess, Knight Family Farms Horse & Buggy, plus others.
Photo by Rick Meyer

Photo by Rick Meyer


Friday, August 15, 2014

Here are some photos from my Car Show [August 9th] featuring a City Bus from 1954 - 5105 Bus # 97 which was an actual Bus used in Excelsior in that time period.

It was fun to see the Bus and hear it run, pull the cord to let the driver know you want to get off at the next stop – remember?

Brent our volunteer driver was busy answering questions about the Bus and questions like how many turns of the steering to turn a corner – about 7 to 8, no power steering folks, sounds like my ’49.

Well where can one see and experience the Buses and Trains – check the Minnesota Transportation Museum and especially the Jackson Street Roundhouse and for more information for a fun Saturday Adventure.

Many thanks to the Holter family for preserving the Buses and putting one on display at my Show last Saturday.

Enjoy the Photos and see you at my next Show August 23.

Rick Meyer

Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior
PS Don't forget the MTK Assisted Living Car Show in September


Friday, August 8, 2014

Tonka Cruzers Car Show Update

Sorry I haven’t had my Blog updated  much lately but have had soooo… much going on lately have had not enough time for Car Fun. So here is some highlights of the summer for Tonka Cruzers with some photos to view.
Of course my Car Shows [2 left August 9th and 23rd] Door Prizes and special vehicles to make them interesting.
Recently had a Show at Wealshire Assisted Living in Bloomington [3rd year] – great turnout lots of Mustangs plus a cool restored Bus. There will be a restored Bus at my August 9th Show that was part of the Bus Line in Excelsior – very cool!
Here is feedback from the Activities Director from Wealshire:

Hi Rick –
Your car show was amazing!!!!   I was very impressed.  Residents, families and friends all had so much fun.
THANK YOU AND ALL WHO CAME!!!!!!!!!!!  It was a wonderful event that everyone is still raving about. - Sheryl Hassan Activities

The Bus that will be at my Show is the following ……………………
It's one of the old Excelsior Minneapolis line run transit buses from the 50's we ran there in the 60-70's….. 1954 5105 Bus # 97 – see Pic

Next Minnetonka Class of 1964 had a dinner at the Minnetonka Country Club and needed a couple of 1964 vintage Cars by the entrance. John and Colleen Hardin and Fran Smit brought their rides for this occasion – see Pics [Plus the cheerleaders were there]

Have had good turnouts and interesting Cars at my Shows and the Tractor Trailer is finally gone from the lot to free up space. For those who don’t know Kowalski’s is going to open a grocery Store in the Mason Motors building March 2015 so I will be moving to a different location next year [probably Excelsior Brewery lot again].

There are 2 Pics that are unique – one at my last Show, check out the Spark Plug wires. The other Pic is from my Wealshire Show from a Chev Farm truck …. First person that emails me with what the heck the Spigot is for will get a door prize when at my next Show August 9th – good luck!

Rick Meyer
Tonka Cruzers Car Club - Excelsior

Saturday, August 2, 2014

No Tonka Cruzers Excelsior car show today, but the Excelsior Flea Market is open today

Excelsior Flea Market at 10 Water Street, Excelsior, MN is open today 9-3 pm. Check out the 1957 Chevy Hubcaps at today's Flea Market - find the vendor under the tree in back!