Crowds flock to Cruisin’ event
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.