Langley Good Times Cruise-In: Retro hoodie added to mix of show souvenirs

T-shirts, posters, caps, and plates are also up for grabs

By Jim McGregor/Special to the Langley Advance Times

Once the classic vehicle is shined and polished and ready for the show, the dedicated enthusiast has to decide which T-shirt to wear. If they’ve been on the scene for a while he or she is going to have at least one, maybe two drawers that have only T-shirts with cars on them.

Some shirts will feature the vehicle they have restored. Others may be souvenirs of car shows or events they have attended. If they have been to a major event like a Barrett-Jackson Auction or Hot August Nights, they will wear this shirt like a badge.

The task of providing something new every year falls to Good Times Director Nick Goodrick and his team of volunteers.

“We do a lot of watching and listening to the show participants,” Goodrick said.

“Every year, when the show is put to bed, we sit down and take a look at what was popular, what sold out and what didn’t sell. Last year we had 800 cars registered and we sold out of the navy blue shirts before the end of the day.”

The souvenir tent has a line up from early in the day until the end of the show, Goodrick said, noting they try to have a little bit of everything for the car owners and show-goers alike.

“We have the shirts in assorted colours, caps, dash plaques, licence plates, and the always popular posters. We know that there are people out there who have been collecting these things since the Cruise-In began 23 years ago, and they always look forward to what we have to offer.”

This year they are going to offer a retro hoody.

“We have taken a popular poster from a few years back with a George Bell design and printing it on the front of a black hoody. We think this will be a hot seller, something unique and nostalgic that the people don’t have,” he said.

“We watch the trends in fashion and this year we are offering a black, flex fit cap with the wide, flat brim that will please the younger crowd. People come up to booth each year and make suggestions, we take a look at them and try to keep current.”

The design on the shirts and dash plaques is usually the same as the poster for that year, and typically the design is on the back of the shirt with a small Good Times logo on the front, but that will change this year, Goodrick said.

“People told us that they would rather see the artwork on the front of the shirt, so we are trying that for this show.”

For now, you can only buy the souvenirs at the show.

“We will have two locations this year, one by the main stage and one at the east end and we will be selling some at the swap meet at the mall on Sunday as well,” Nick explains, “we hope in the near future you will be able to buy on line but we’re not quite there yet.”

.

READ MORE: Cruise on foot through the Cruise-In marketplace

Langley Good Times Cruise-In: Couple shares car passion

Langley Good Times Cruise-In: Fans line up for burgers

Langley Good Times Cruise-In: People make it possible

Charities ‘so’ grateful for Langley Cruise-In

Langley Good Times Cruise-In: Win everything a gearhead needs

Aldergrove businesses getting revved up for Cruise-In

Otter Co-op covers lunch for Cruise-In volunteers

 

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: news@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

cruise-in

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

Lantern Park townhomes set to open this Sunday on Aldergrove/Abbotsford border

Developer Peter Reimer said more homes, including a mid-rise complex, are in store for the future

Scarecrow Festival given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

Greater Vancouver Zoo turns to zoom for virtual visits

Aldergrove attraction encourages online learning while construction commences to modernize park

Plea deal results in guilty plea in fatal Langley shooting in 2017

First degree murder charge amended to conspiracy to commit murder

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read