Thousands of classic cars featured at Metro Cruise

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The 10th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise event continued for the second day Saturday.

Metro Cruise is a premiere car show featuring thousands of classic cars.

According to organizers, around 16,000 collector cars packed the streets Friday night for the event although attendance was down due to weather.

Lavina Oosterhouse and her daughter, Terri, have been coming to the cruise ever since it started ten years ago.

“I just really enjoy looking at cars. I have always liked cars,” said Lavina.

Lavina has a classic 1948 Ford that she brings to the event each year. She got it as a graduation gift and has kept it for 66 years.

“I have five children, but yes, that’s my child too. I’ve gotten a lot of joy out of it. For a long time, it was my only car,” said Lavina.

The car has not been retouched, and Lavina does a lot of maintenance to make sure it keeps the classic feel.

“I enjoy working on it. I would rather work on that than do housework,” said Lavina.

Her daughter, Terri, has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is also attached to her first car.

“When I bought my first car, an 86 Mustang GT, she always said ‘try to keep it if you can, you gotta keep it because you always wish you had kept your car,” said Terri Oosterhouse.

Organizers told 24 Hour News 8 they expect to have seen around 200-250,000 attendees over the two-day period. The event wraps up Saturday night at 10 p.m.

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