Beeline Cruise-In Rolls In Friday


Organizers hope this weekend’s cruise in will draw crowds as good as last year’s.

Organizers hope this weekend’s cruise in will draw crowds as good as last year’s. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Antique, vintage and classic cars are rolling into town and tons of shiny chrome and sparkling paint jobs are going to be adding an extra glow to the clear air of Rim Country this weekend. The Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s 19th Annual Beeline Cruise-In will hit town on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

Cars have been showing up around town throughout the week, but Friday afternoon, the beauties will be lining up at Green Valley Park for the annual cruise around town. Show chair Margie Fowler expects about 300 vehicles in the show Saturday.

The parade cruise starts at Green Valley Park at about 4 p.m., Friday, April 27 and will head west on Country Club Drive, go up Vista, jog over Bulla and then hook up to Airport Road and head east to the Beeline. At Beeline, by the Elks Lodge, the parade will go north and take a right on Tyler Parkway, which it will follow down to East Highway 260 and then turn west to the Beeline, where it will head south and then again go west on Historic Main to return to Green Valley Park.

The balance of Friday’s activities are geared for entrants, club members and sponsors, and will include car registration, a barbecue and entertainment.

The car show on Saturday is free to the public, with raffles, judging of the vehicles, good old cruise music and items for sale.

At the end of the show, the raffle winners will be announced along with trophies. New awards this year are the Top 10 and the Best of Show.

The car show is open to all, however, the show area is limited to 250 vehicles, with overflow parking for additional vehicles. Spectator parking is at Julia Randall Elementary School and the Parks and Recreation Department lots.

The show, plus the trophies, souvenir T-shirts, dash plaques that identify the vehicles and their owners, food for the barbecue and other show expenses is paid for through sponsor contributions.

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