ESCANABA, Michigan (WLUC) – After a year of waiting, an early summer tradition has returned to Escanaba. The Kruisin ‘Klassics Fun Run kicked off tonight with a parade of classic cars.
“We started 36 years ago and just a bunch of guys in a garage talking about old cars, their love of old cars,” said Mark Caswell, president of Kruisin ‘Klassics.
Last year’s events were canceled due to the pandemic, but this year Kruisin ‘Klassics is back at the UP State Fairgrounds. The fun started on Friday night with a classic car parade on Ludington Street. But it doesn’t end there, the festivities continue on Saturday.
“We look forward to an exceptional turnout this year due to last year’s failure. We call it ‘Fun Run 35 Rewind’ because we missed it last year, ”Caswell said.
This year Kruisin ‘Klassics is offering a Chevrolet Nova 1971. It has all the original panels and is in its original lime green color. It has less than 50,000 miles and is an automatic transmission. You can buy raffle tickets on Saturday at the show.
“We have raffles, silent auctions, we have a lot of food vendors,” said Terrie Belongie, vice president of Kruisin ‘Klassics.
A second car, a Corvette, will be given to a lucky participant. Participants in Saturday’s events will be treated to a car show, prizes and of course the raffle.
“It’s just a great weekend. We have been waiting for this and it turned out to be a great weekend, ”Belongie said.
Hundreds of classic cars have registered for the event and everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets cost $ 5 per person at the door.
“We have cars from all over the United States that are going to be here,” Belongie said.
If you love classic cars, this is the place.
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