Crowds flock to Cruisin’ event

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

QUITE a crowd gath­ered on the Air­lie Beach Fore­shore on the week­end for the Whit­sun­day Cruisin’ Car Club’s Cruisin’ Whit­sun­days event.

Cam­eras clicked, big kids’ eyes bulged and a good time was had by all.

“There’s that many peo­ple here, it’s awe­some,” Whit­sun­day Cruisin’ Car Club pres­i­dent Chris Coyte said.

It wasn’t just the spec­ta­tors that came down in droves how­ever, with clas­sic car own­ers mak­ing the trip from Bur­dekin, Townsville, Bowen and the Pi­o­neer Val­ley.

“At first we ex­pected about a dozen cars and I think we ended up with 54 cars for the week­end which we tried to cap at 50 but we got a few ex­tra,” Mr Coyte said.

The event also saw se­cret clas­sic car own­ers com­ing out of the wood­work, with many want­ing to join in the fun.

“There’s that many cars sit­ting in peo­ple’s garages around here that they might drive once a month sort of thing,” Mr Coyte said.

“Where as, when they see there’s a group of their cars ev­ery week they want to join in.

“We’ve been hand­ing out busi­ness cards and membership forms and that sort of thing.”

The pro­ces­sion left Air­lie Beach around mid­day, mak­ing its way down to Dingo Beach for lunch.

A sim­i­lar cruise was held into Proser­pine on Sun­day.

GREEN MA­CHINE: Whit­sun­day Cruisin’ Car Club pres­i­dent Chris Coyte with his pride and joy at the Cruisin’ Whit­sun­day car show on Satur­day morn­ing.

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