The Watkin Motors Sun Valley Cruise-In rolls into town Aug. 6 and 7.

The Watkin Motors Sun Valley Cruise-In rolls into town Aug. 6 and 7.

Classics cruise into town

Watkin Motors Sun Valley Cruise-In gets underway in Vernon Aug. 6 and 7

Vernon is all revved up for a few hundred of the hottest autos to roll into town.

The 12th annual Watkin Motors Sun Valley Cruise-In will draw an estimated 300 hot rods, classics, muscle cars and more Aug. 6 and 7.

“They come from across B.C. and as far as Saskatchewan,” said Rob Wasiliew, Cruise-In committee member.

The events kick off with a poker run for registered participants Saturday at 10 a.m. at Watkin Motors.

“It’s a good tour, you get to see all of Vernon,” said Wasiliew, of the five-stop run that takes drivers between Lake Country and Armstrong.

After a barbecue back at the Ford dealership, 30th Avenue will be shut down to make room for cars to cruise-in to downtown Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.

“People can walk down main street, check out the music, check out the shops and obviously check out the cars,” said Wasiliew of the free event.

The classic rides will then pack Polson Park next Sunday, Aug. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the public to admire.

“The response is always great and we always look forward to next year,” said Wasiliew.

Anyone wanting to cruise with the crew can register any day of the event.

For more information check out www.sunvalleycruisein.ca or call 250-275-4707.