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Car d’Lane Wows Crowds Again

The sun flaired out on this Volkswagen at the annual Car d'Lane event over the weekend in downtown Coeur d'Alene.  It is was really orange all over but at the angle Duane Rasmussen snapped the photograph, it looked like an odd paint job. Duane said he liked the picture because he had never seen suicide door on a Volkswagen before. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Cars and trucks of all makes and models dating 1974 and earlier went "Cruisin' by the Lake" Friday night, beginning at 6. Flames shot out of tailpipes and "aHOOGa" horns trumpeted as thousands of spectators yelled, clapped and did some trumpeting of their own when the classics crept along the cruise route. The route began on Lakeside Avenue and continued to Fourth Street, north to Wallace Avenue, west to Second Street and south to Sherman Avenue. Camaros, Stingrays, Volkswagens, Mustangs, Chevelles, Model Ts, lowriders, old military vehicles and a vintage Hollywood ambulance with the license plate "Gonner" were among the custom and restored classics that paraded along the downtown streets/Devin Heilman, CdA Press. More here.

Question: Am I the only one who missed Car d'Lane this year? I was in Portland. How about you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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