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Cruisin' the Coast shatters records

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It's already been announced that this year's Cruisin' festivities brought record turning crowds, but on Saturday that record got even higher.

On Saturday, once again the registration numbers exceeded all expectations coming in at 6,169. A new record that Cruisin'' officials said sets the bar even higher.

The Cruisin' crowd was especially big this year, but you didn't need the official numbers to tell you that. You just had to look at the roads.

"It was, I mean it was unbelievable. We thought yesterday that we had just about everyone registered that could possibly want to register. Then we registered almost 200 more today. It was just phenomenal," Registration Director, Lisa Burnett said.

The people behind the event that has made a permanent mark on the coast, said the reaction from the crowd shows them why they're so successful.

"It says to me that we have an event that people are loyal to. People support it. They enjoy it. I cannot count the number of my volunteers who have come in and said 'I have people stopping me all the time thanking me for helping put on this event," Burnett said.

So now the only concern seems to be how to make sure that every year after this one, is just as much of a success.

"2012 has gone so smoothly. It is just unbelievable. We've all been looking around and saying there aren't any problems. What's going on? Everything just seems to be clicking into place," Burnett said.

So far they already seem to be off to a good start for next year. As of right now more than 700 people have pre-registered for Cruisin' the Coast 2013.

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