By Josh Davis, Associate Editor
(Oct. 4, 2018) Rare, vintage and other types of classic cars and trucks will line the streets of downtown Berlin on Saturday, during the annual Fall Cruisers event hosted by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Executive Director Larnet St. Amant expects several hundred participants during what is the final major 2018 event for the nonprofit.
St. Amant said event organizers start parking cars at 6 a.m. Registration must be completed by 10 a.m., and the registration fee is $10.
The first 50 entrees will receive a commemorative dash plaque. Pre-registration is not required.
“We’ll take people until we’re at capacity and can’t take anybody else,” St. Amant said.
Viewing of the competition is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with judging set to start at 11 a.m. and trophies handed out at 2 p.m.
Awards will be given for categories including Classic, Hot Rod, Truck, People’s Choice and Best in Show.
Along with participants, Falls Cruisers also generally brings several hundred spectators to provide a jolt to the local economy. Visitors shop in the downtown stores and boutiques, eat at local restaurants, and have a few drinks in the wine bar and brewery.
“Cruisers is always a good time,” Berlin Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said. “For those of us who still admire antique and historic cars, it’s a good time to come downtown and see historic cars in a historic setting.”
“We’re just looking forward to another great year and welcoming all our loyal Cruising fans and their cars,” St. Amant said. “Come by and check out Berlin and all the great cars.”
For more information, contact the Berlin Chamber of Commerce at 410-641-4775 or visit www.berlinchamber.org/events/spring-fall-cruisers-2018.