Mill Lake Cruise-in on July 11

Show will feature muscle cars, hot rods, trucks and more

Herman Jansen’s customized 1953 Studebaker

Herman Jansen’s customized 1953 Studebaker

The Mill Lake Cruise-in will run this year on July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mill Lake Park, bringing in hundreds of speciality vehicles for a free family event.

The cruise-in is an annual car show that raises funds for the MSA Museum Society and Abbotsford Arts Council.

The event is co-ordinated by Pete and Robbie Zomar in partnership with the organizations, and is open to all specialty vehicles. Last year’s event drew in more than 600 cars, and this year could bring in 800 or more.

This event features everything from muscle cars, street machines, classics, veterans, hot rods, vintage cars, trucks and low-riders.

Among the attractions will be a 1963 Lincoln Continental called The Assassin, custom-built by 360 Fabrication and valued at $1 million, as well as Herman Jansen’s customized 1953 Studebaker, built by BA Customs and valued at $500,000.

In addition to the car show, the day’s festivities include trophies, dash plaques, vendors, food, live entertainment, door prizes, 50/50 tickets and a silent auction. There will be raffle tickets to win a 400-horsepower 383 stroker engine valued at $7,000 or an 18-foot flat-deck car trailer valued at $3,500.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a performance by Robyn & Ryleigh, a sister-duo who perform harmony-based country pop, and at 12:30 p.m. there will be a performance by Topaz, a classic rock group with an emphasis on vocal harmonies.

This family event is free to the public, with a cost of registration for vehicles of $15, and all proceeds are donated to local charities.

There will be free public parking at Godson Elementary, Abbotsford Middle and the MSA Arena.

For pre-registration, visit milllakecruisein2015.eventbrite.ca or in person at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.)

Volunteers are still needed and those looking to contribute can contact 604-852-9358 or email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com.