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Many crowd-pleasers at this year's Cruise-In
More than 70,000 people took in the Langley Good Times Cruise-In show and shine on Saturday.
A total of 910 classic, speciality and muscle cars were displayed at the show. Cruise-In president Eric Taylor blames Mother Nature for fewer people registering their cars this year.
“We just couldn’t get good weather for the whole week which kept some people away,” he said.
But despite fewer cars, Taylor expects the show will bring in even more money for the charities than it did last year. The money is in the bank but totals weren’t ready to be released yet.
Overall, Taylor said he is “pleased as punch,” for how Langley’s biggest event went off in Langley City.
“We had a fantastic group of volunteers and everything seemed to work well,” said Taylor.
A highlight at this year’s show was the Cossack Drill team from Seattle. They performed their “nine guys riding two motorcycles” act to the delight of huge crowds at the Cascades Casino area.
The change up of music style at Douglas Park also was a big hit, Taylor said.
The market place was “vibrant and busiest I’ve seen it,” he said. As always, line-ups were around the block for people to bite into the coveted In and Out burger.
Sunday’s swap meet was the “best it has been.” Lots of cars were sold and commerce was busy, he said.
“I know because my Visa felt it,” he joked.
There seemed to be no problems on Friday night, when the cruise through town was re-introduced. It had not been held for several years, due to a few people causing problems.