Car Shows

Langley RCMP pulled over a car on Industrial Avenue on Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

RCMP blocked off road as burnouts took place before Cruise-In

Unsanctioned events sprung up in several places, including Industrial Avenue

 

Thirty-eight vendors filled the front parking lot of Aldergrove Secondary School with bargains for the Cruise-In swap meet and car corral on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cruise-In swap meet and car corral described as a return to normal after 2 years of COVID

First post-pandemic Sunday event compared to meeting an old friend by Cruise-In society president

 

Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)

Cruise-In enticing youth into trades with new scholarship

Word is spreading about the car show committee’s newest undertaking

Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)
Riccardo Sestito has been involved with Langley Good Times Cruise-In since the event’s inception in 1997, first as a participant and then as an organizer for years, including returning terms as president. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Cruise-In team sends out welcome to Langley and beyond

Message from the president, on behalf of the board, ahead of the Sept. 10 charity car show

  • Sep 10, 2022
Riccardo Sestito has been involved with Langley Good Times Cruise-In since the event’s inception in 1997, first as a participant and then as an organizer for years, including returning terms as president. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Hot rods, customs, and classic cars were out on the streets of Langley City for an informal event the night before the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds of cars take to streets of Langley night before Cruise-In

Informal event saw police pull over at least one driver

Hot rods, customs, and classic cars were out on the streets of Langley City for an informal event the night before the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Longtime supporter of Langley Cruise-In, Steve Elliott, will once again bring back his Elvis Presley-inspired show to the main stage this year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Music, cars, and food – all at once in downtown Aldergrove

About 80,000 spectators expected to take in the sights and sounds of this weekend’s Cruise-In

Longtime supporter of Langley Cruise-In, Steve Elliott, will once again bring back his Elvis Presley-inspired show to the main stage this year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEW: Cruise-In one of our great community gatherings

Langley’s communities are showcased by our town centre festivals

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
Jackson Foxley with his 1955 Chevy, which he and his dad, John, rebuilt during COVID. The project took about 10 months. Jackson is 15, and can’t wait to get his licence. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Nationally recognized custom car builder shows off creativity at Cruise-In

John Foxley has been coming to Langley charity car show for 15+ years, as a spectator and exhibitor

Jackson Foxley with his 1955 Chevy, which he and his dad, John, rebuilt during COVID. The project took about 10 months. Jackson is 15, and can’t wait to get his licence. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Attendees will be well fed at Langley Good Times Cruise-In whether they eat from the In & Out Burger truck or concessions. (Aldergrove Star files)

WEB POLL: Why do you come to the Cruise-In?

Is it the cars, or more than that?

  • Sep 8, 2022
Attendees will be well fed at Langley Good Times Cruise-In whether they eat from the In & Out Burger truck or concessions. (Aldergrove Star files)
Blair Howatt, in his studio, worked on another car sketch. He’s turned his love of cars into Cruise-In art. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to The Star)

Cruise-In posters a labour of love for car fanatic

Artist Blair Howatt has loved automobiles since he was a child

  • Sep 8, 2022
Blair Howatt, in his studio, worked on another car sketch. He’s turned his love of cars into Cruise-In art. (Frank Bucholtz/Special to The Star)
Despite rain and a new location, several hundred die-hard shoppers came out for the 2021 Langley Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral. It’s back at Aldergrove Community Secondary this year, too, on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times files)

Treasures of all shapes and sizes up for grabs

Aldergrove’s huge charity car show topped off with Sunday car corral and swap meet

Despite rain and a new location, several hundred die-hard shoppers came out for the 2021 Langley Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral. It’s back at Aldergrove Community Secondary this year, too, on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times files)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Black Press Media files)

Tips for getting in and around huge Langley car show

Cruise-In prepares to close down Fraser Highway in Aldergrove Sept. 10, diverting downtown traffic

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Black Press Media files)
Kyla Cowx oversees the souvenir stand that is run by volunteers and sells a variety of Langley Good Times Cruise-In keepsakes. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Cruise-In memories are made of these

Wide variety of official souvenirs, popular with visitors, also help charity car show raise funds

  • Sep 6, 2022
Kyla Cowx oversees the souvenir stand that is run by volunteers and sells a variety of Langley Good Times Cruise-In keepsakes. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley charities hoping for a high turnout at Cruise-In 2022

Funds from charity car show help community groups run their programs

Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)
Bruce Pihan stands outside his axle and spring shop with a 1946 Ford, which belongs to one of his customers. Classic cars are very important to him and his whole family, who all volunteer with the annual Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Special to The Star)

Volunteering at Cruise-In a family affair

The number of Pihan family members and friends who help out has expanded through the years

  • Sep 3, 2022
Bruce Pihan stands outside his axle and spring shop with a 1946 Ford, which belongs to one of his customers. Classic cars are very important to him and his whole family, who all volunteer with the annual Langley Good Times Cruise-In. (Special to The Star)
Aldergrove Business Association board met at Bakerview Memorial Gardens’ boardroom on Aug. 18 to go over plans for the upcoming Langley Good Times Cruise-In, and how to promote local businesses during the Sept. 10 event. (Special to The Star)

Business association says Cruise-In can pay dividends

Local businesses have an opportunity to capitalize on the thousands of visitors to the town

  • Sep 2, 2022
Aldergrove Business Association board met at Bakerview Memorial Gardens’ boardroom on Aug. 18 to go over plans for the upcoming Langley Good Times Cruise-In, and how to promote local businesses during the Sept. 10 event. (Special to The Star)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)

Cruise-In: Preparing for road closures in downtown Aldergrove

Directors of next month’s charity car show are already planning traffic flow, parking

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Wage_Wagon is going to be at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in September, with the United Association Local 170 Plumbers and Pipefitting Union mobile classroom. They’re part of a concerted effort to engage more young people not only in cars and mechanics, but a variety of trades. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cruise-In enticing youth into trades with new scholarship

Piping industry joins charity board in engaging young people with love of cars

The Wage_Wagon is going to be at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In in September, with the United Association Local 170 Plumbers and Pipefitting Union mobile classroom. They’re part of a concerted effort to engage more young people not only in cars and mechanics, but a variety of trades. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It took almost three years, but the Mann family’s 1971 Mercedes is running and will be at Langley Good Times Cruise-In on Sept. 10. Harnek Mann, who spent the past few years rebuilding the engine in the otherwise original collector car, was the first to register for this year’s charity show. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Father and son debut car at Langley Good Times Cruise-In

Aldergrove family the first to register for this year’s charity car show being held Sept. 10

It took almost three years, but the Mann family’s 1971 Mercedes is running and will be at Langley Good Times Cruise-In on Sept. 10. Harnek Mann, who spent the past few years rebuilding the engine in the otherwise original collector car, was the first to register for this year’s charity show. (Special to Langley Advance Times)