As another summer gears up, Hi-Line Cruz’n is revving up to greet it with their 26th Annual Rod Run, and this year looks like it will be bigger than ever.
Barb Salerno, coordinator for the event said the group already has about 50 cars pre-registered. Only about a third of the total number of exhibitors usually register by this time, so they’re expecting far more than their usual 100.
Last year, Salerno said, the event drew more Canadians than ever. This year it seems like that record will be broken.
Canadian participants are coming down from as far away as British Columbia.
And Salerno believes exhibitors won’t be the only ones coming from all over the map, but the vehicles they bring should span the automotive world.
“I just think there’s going to be some different cars, ” Salerno said. “We have a lot of people that come back year after year after year, but this time we’re going to have some people that have never been.
“I don’t even know what they’re bringing. ”
While most of the event is tailored to registered participants, everyone is invited to the Rod Run’s Show and Shine event on Saturday from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m., where motor enthusiasts will show off all of their beauties at the Great Northern Fairgrounds.
As the event coincides with lunchtime, local 4-H club members will once again be selling food and refreshments at the Show and Shine as a fundraiser for their activities.
“We like to help local people out, ” Salerno said.