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Mill Lake Cruise-in on July 12 in Abbotsford

Pete and Robbie Zomar, co-ordinators of the Mill Lake Cruise-in Car Show, pose with a 1966 Acadian Canso, a custom Mustang and 1969 Hemi Dart tribute. The cars are some of many that will be on display at the free event on Saturday, July 12.  - Alex Butler
Pete and Robbie Zomar, co-ordinators of the Mill Lake Cruise-in Car Show, pose with a 1966 Acadian Canso, a custom Mustang and 1969 Hemi Dart tribute. The cars are some of many that will be on display at the free event on Saturday, July 12.
— image credit: Alex Butler

This year’s Mill Lake Cruise-in Car Show is set for Saturday, July 12, and co-ordinators are hoping to make this the biggest car show in Abbotsford.

The event runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all specialty vehicles and car clubs. The cost is $15 per vehicle with room for over 700 cars.

Pete Zomar, who co-ordinates the event with his wife Robbie, said that after the enthusiasm at last year’s show, which drew more than 400 vehicles, this year’s event “will be the biggest car show Abbotsford has ever seen.”

The show will feature muscle cars, street rods, hot rods, vintage cars, trucks, low-riders and more.

The event is free to the public, but donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to the MSA Museum Society and the Abbotsford Arts Council. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted for the food bank.

Last year, the event raised more than $20,000 for local charities.

The event will also feature food vendors, trophies, prizes, live entertainment and the first 400 vehicles will receive dash plaques. There will be a raffle with prizes including an 18-foot flatdeck car trailer and a 400-horsepower 383 stroker engine.

Zomar said the Specialty Vehicle Association of BC deemed the Mill Lake Cruise-in to be one of the best car shows of 2013, as well as one of the best venues.

Zomar said the beautiful location at Mill Lake is one of the things that makes the show “so special.”

For pre-registration or more information, call 604-853-0313 or email msamuseum@shawbiz.ca.

Among the cars at the show, there will be a 1969 Hemi Dart tribute, a custom one-of-a-kind Mustang, and a 1966 Acadian Canso, pictured below from left to right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editor's note: The headline of this story in the Wednesday, May 14 edition of the Abbotsford News contained an incorrect date for the event. The Mill Lake Cruise-in Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 12.

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