Welcome to Cruzin’ the Gut!
Cruizin’ the Gut is a unique way to showcase classic cars we all know and love. Instead of the well polished cars just sitting there in a field somewhere for us to gawk & think why in the world did we get rid of our old so & so cars in years past….these cars are cruising up and down Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA! So with this in mind, we can bring a lawn chair and plant it down anywhere along the route or have a meal with a brew in hand by visiting any restaurant along Main Street to watch these awesome cars come to us. We can also enjoy the traditional way by looking at them close up by finding them parked along the curb or in parking lots of Dairy Queen, closed local banks or businesses along Main Street.
I have no idea where the unusual name comes from but the first event was in July of 2009. What I love about this event is that if you have a classic car or any car you are proud of….you do not need to pay to have that privilege of showing it off. You just simply show up and start cruising! This event has been getting bigger & bigger with more classic cars attending and taking up a larger & larger part of Vancouver every year since. Not bad for an car show that was started just a few years ago. If you are interested in coming to next year’s event…you can check out their website: http://cruisinthegut.com. I attended this event with my good friends, Dave & Heather with other great friends joining us as the night went along. Thank you both for inviting me to one of the most fantastic classic car shows I’ve ever seen! Here are photos from this year’s one day event that was held from 10:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, July 19,2014. Hope you enjoy.
1969 Dodge Charger
T Bucket Street Rod pulling a 50’s Diner on trailer.
1956 Buick Special
1959 Ford Rancho
Small Block V8
Speaks for itself!
With vinyl red interior.
’32 Street Roadster Pickup
Ratz Street Rod Pickup
A little advertising doesn’t hurt.
Side vents on 1967 Mustang fastback.
1967 Mustang fastback.
New & Old Corvettes
40’s Willy’s Coupe
1958 Chevy Impala
2014 Corvette Stingray coming.
2014 Corvette Stingray going.
30’s 5 window coupe with rumble seat.
The impressive grille of a 40’s LaSalle.
Original 60’s Mini Cooper
1966 Dodge Charger in two tone paint.
1963 Studebaker Avanti coming.
1963 Studebaker Avanti going.
’37 Ford Coupe Streetrod
1964 Ford Falcon Futura
T Bucket Streetrod
1967 Plymouth Road Runner
Good reflection of me!
1964 Chevy Impala SS Convertable
Ratz Streetrod from rear.
Ratz Streetrod from the front.
Two 1940 Ford Coupes
1960 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible.
1960 Ford Galaxie with a lot of chrome!
Fins, tail light & chrome exhaust.
1962 Chevy Impala SS two door hardtop.
50’s GMC Pickup Truck
Two 1961 Fords
1957 Chevy Nomad
1930’s Chevrolet Sedan with Trunk.
1930’s Chevrolet Sedan
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertable
1953 Chevrolet Convertible with plastic rear window.
1953 Chevy Dashboard with lots of chrome!
2005 Dodge Viper Coupe
1968 Mercury Cougar Convertible.
30’s Streetrod with special “knotty” paint.
70’s Cadillac Coupe DeVille
60’s Chrysler Imperial covered in twine!
Line after line of twine!
Bugatti Boat Tail
1958 Plymouth Fury Convertable
30’s Pickup with antique motorcycle.
Dave & Heather watching the classics roll by.
1964 Chevy Nova SS
1954 Chevy Woody Station Wagon
1967 Mustang Convertible rolling by.
Mail man showing off his vehicle!
1966 Mercury Park Avenue with rear drop down window!
Early 60’s Chevy Van Pickup!
Late 60’s Shelby Cobra 427 with side pipes.
1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1960 Cadillac DeVille two door hardtop.
1956 Ford Sunliner Convertable
Cruzin’ the Gut.
1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible with rear Continental Tire.
2014 Shelby Mustang 500
Melissa, Amanda & Heather checking out the cars.
Ford GT right headlights.
Ford GT left headlights.
Ford GT cockpit interior.
Taking a break with a couple of beers as the cars go by.
Heather & Dave looking out the window as cars go by.
30’s Ford Panel Truck at traffic light.
Mid 70’s Mid Engine Porsche.
1957 Ford Skyliner Hardtop Convertible.
80’s Pontiac Firebird with gold trim.
1957 Ford Skyliner Convertible lowrider.
1957 Chevy Bel Air coming.
1857 Chevy Bel Air going by.
60’s VW Bus
1960 Buick two door Sedan
1963 Chevy Corvair Convertible.
Early 50’s Ford F100 Pickup Truck.
1963 Ford Futura Convertible.
Ford Street Rod
Su & Melissa saying “I Love You!”
I’m with good friends Su & Melissa.
There they are folks!
1967 Chevy Malibu SS
Back To The Future with a DeLorean!
Too much fun with good friends Heather & Dave.
Taking my own photo of the Bugatti.
We are sign language interpreters Cruzin’ the Gut!