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CRUISE-IN 2023: Grab some memorabilia at Langley Good Times annual car show

Vintage hoodies and other goodies return for another Cruise-In car show
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Kyla Cowx oversees the souvenir stand that is run by volunteers and sells a variety of Langley Good Times Cruise-In keepsakes. (Langley Advance Times files)

This is one in a series of special Langley Advance Times stories about what to expect at this year’s Langley Good Times Cruise-In, happen Saturday, Sept. 9 in Aldergrove. You can also check out this series in our special keepsake edition hitting the streets on Thursday and available in limited quantity at the car show.

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It’s that time of year again when collectors will have to decide what T-shirt to wear to the popular Cruise-In car show.

Some shirts feature their restored vehicle, or are souvenirs of past car shows they have attended.

This year, car enthusiasts can add to that growing souvenir collection, or newbies can get started on building a collection.

Langley Good Times Cruise-In operates a souvenir stand each year as part of the car show, and its making another return.

Kyla Cowx, who is in charge of the stand with her husband, Chris, said T-shirts are always popular.

Vintage hoodies will be back again featuring art from past Cruise-Ins, which are very popular and limited.

“We will be selling shirts, hats, posters, [and] dash plaques,” Cowx said, noting they have a little bit of everything for car owners and show-goers alike.

There will be ball caps, posters for $2, and licence plates. These are full-sized plates with the year of the Cruise-In on them. Many regular visitors like to have a plate from each year they have attended. These often are put on a garage or shop wall.

The souvenir tent often has a line up from early in the day, so its recommended to go early.

“All of our merchandise for sale is supplied by local companies within our community,” she added.

Sales of the souvenirs are one more way that Cruise-In raises funds to not only pay for the costs of putting on the show, but ensuring that as much money as possible is raised for a variety of local charities.

That’s why purchasing a souvenir is doing more that preserving a memory – it is a contribution to local non-profits.

The souvenir booth will be located on Fraser Highway between 268th and 270th Streets during the car show on Saturday, Sept. 9.

“Stop by our booth and check out this year’s must-have keepsakes from the Langley Good Times Cruise-In,” Cowx said.

The public is welcome at Cruise-In starting at 8 a.m.

In addition to all the Cruise-In specific souvenirs being sold at the show, In-N-Out Burger fans have a chance to add to their collection, if they’re early enough to the proverbial party.

The icon California burger restaurant is not only bringing up the fixings for 1,600 burger meals, it is also rumoured to be packing 300 In-N-Out T-shirts that will be sold off to burger buyers only.

These shirts will be available at their kiosk in the Re/Max parking lot, when In-N-Out opens at about 7:30 a.m.

Selling for an expected $10 or $15 each, that will translate to a few more thousand in the coffers for the charities, said Cruise-In president Riccardo Sestito.

Cruise-In is not a business, but a community endeavour staffed by volunteers, which has given back enormously to local charities and non-profits.

Cowx invited guests of the show to take a look at the many souvenirs available to remember the car show by.

As usual, the Cruise-In will shut down Fraser Highway through Aldergrove, from 264th Street into the downtown, for much of the day to allow people to wander around and see the distinctive vehicles from near and far.

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