Langley Good Times Cruise-In president Riccardo Sestito expects there will be at least 900 cars on display at this year’s Cruise-In, set for Saturday.
“We are going crazy with registrations,” he said Tuesday, attributing that to the good weather predicted for the weekend and the early registration deadline.
All volunteers are in place and preparations are underway for the event. He and other directors are dealing with a host of last-minute details as they prepare to put on the show — the first since 2009.
“We are expecting a huge crowd,” he said, noting that people traditionally flock to the event when the weather is good. There is also a sense of anticipation as a result of Cruise-In being cancelled in 2010.
Cars will be on display throughout the Langley City downtown area throughout the day on Saturday. They will be along Fraser Highway from 203 to 206 Streets, on Douglas Crescent, on 204 Street, and along 56 Avenue east of Glover Road. Some of the most unique cars will be on display at the Concours d’Elegance in Douglas Park.
There will be entertainment, food, Cruise-In memorabilia and the ability to win various prizes, including an ultimate garage for the home mechanic.
A motorcycle show, pin-up contest and custom car side show and marketplace will also be part of Saturday’s event. On Saturday, there will be free parking at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s parking lot, with a free shuttle bus taking visitors down to the show.
On Sunday, there will be a swap meet at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s parking lot.
The show is a non-profit venture, with all proceeds going to local charities. Sestito is hopeful that this year will set new records, in attendance, cars on display and funds raised for charity.