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October 1, 2013

Crazy Cruisers to wind through town

By CLINT FOSTER

When the 34th annual Crazy Water Festival begins on Oct. 11, it will be kicked off in style for the third year in a row with the vintage Car, Truck and Bike Crazy Cruise around Mineral Wells.

AMVETS Post 133 will host the four-mile cruise again this year, which will start at 6 p.m. in West City Park, drive down West Hubbard Street, turn east on U.S. Highway 180 and loop around the Dairy Queen at 2601 East Hubbard before finishing at the Mineral Wells First Baptist Church parking lot on S.W. 5th Avenue.

The cruise is free to participate or watch and will feature a police escort. All participants will receive a dash plaque to display in their car or wherever they choose.

“It’s just a fun cruise and a way to kick off the festival,” AMVETS Post 133 Commander Jim Vines said. “It’s available to anyone that’s got a vehicle that runs, that won’t break down during the four-mile cruise.”

The cruise is mostly limited to classic or custom-built vehicles, but Vine said special modern vehicles are also welcome – he is expecting a 2010 Mazarati in this year’s cruise. Vines also said vehicles that advertise local businesses are also welcome in the parade through Mineral Wells.

Vines said he first got the idea for a car cruise on a visit to Michigan in the mid ‘90s. While in Detroit, he saw one of the largest classic vehicle cruises in the nation. It shut down the whole city along U.S. Highway 24 and many people sat out in lawn chairs to enjoy the parade. Vines said this is ultimately his vision for the Crazy Cruise.

The cruise’s endpoint, at First Baptist Church, was strategically chosen because after the cruise concludes, the Crazy Water Festival kickoff will continue with a concert at the historic outdoor amphitheater behind the Little Rock Schoolhouse right across the street.

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