Some of the classiest of the classic cars on display at the Concours D'Elegance at this year's Langley Good Times Cruise-In.
The special area, at Douglas Park, allows drivers to keep their cars roped off, and inclusion among the 150 vehicles this year requires advance registration and approval from Cruise-In organizers.
It's a haven for century-old cars, perfectly preserved stock wonders, rare makes and models, and lovingly restored treasures.
This year, the Concours became more exclusive, as the number of cars was reduced from about 165.
"We've widened the lanes, so that way it's not so cluttered in there," said Riccardo Sestito, Cruise-In's president.
That will make it easier for people in wheelchairs and scooters to navigate the paths among the vehicles, as well as clearing up some of the human traffic jams that tended to accumulate in the middle of the day.
Although he's technically running the whole show, Sestito himself doesn't know exactly what autos will be in the Concours D'Elegance until the day of Cruise-In.
"I go down and check it out," he said.
There are always a few surprises, he said.
In addition, there seem to be plenty of car buffs who have rare, valuable cars and are quite happy to keep them out on the streets of Langley City. So being outside the Concours is no guarantee that you won't spot an incredibly rare or valuable vehicle.
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