Some classics will start dwindling at Cruise-In car show

The cars have started coming in, street rods, customs, street machines, restored vehicles and a lot more. In all, approximately 1000 vehicles will  soon be at the Cache County Fairgrounds which is headquarters for the 32nd  annual Cache Valley Cruise-in. The event opens Thursday, July 3 and continues through Saturday, July 5.

John Rutledge, president of the Cache Valley Cruising Association, said it is the largest car show in Utah, yet it is put together by the Association’s estimated 45 families. On KVNU’s Crosstalk program, Rutledge strongly encouraged local residents to come down to the fairgrounds and look at all the cars because some might not be there in the future.

“A lot of these cars, you’re not going to see them again,” Rutledge said. “You’ll see them at car shows but our sport is slowly going away because people are getting older.

“Street Rodders are in their 70s. We lose a lot every year. You’re not going to see these cars because they’re harder and harder to find.”

The drawing for this year’s giveaway car, a 1971 Dodge Dart, is Saturday at 6 p.m. and that will be followed by the annual Cruise-In Parade down Logan’s Main Street. Rutledge said a highlight this year is the Friday Night concert with REO Speed Wagon performing.

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