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Crusin' The Coast Plans Underway

A minor change will be made to Cruisin' the Coast 2001. The fall party will only feature vintage cars built before 1976.

That announcement was made today at the same time a Cruisin' the Coast organizer talked about just how popular the car show has become.

The state estimates that last year's block party had a $10 million economic impact. A record 3,850 car buffs participated in the weekend activities.

Already 1,000 cars are pre-registered for Cruisin' the Coast 2001. Here's why organizers decided to limit what cars can be in the show.

"We cut it down to 25 years or older on the cars, so for the automobile enthusiast, the purist, it's going to be better for them, because they'll get to see more of the antique cars," Cruisin' the Coast organizer Gene Oswalt said.

A few newer cars will be on display, but only if the car owner has been to previous events.

Cruisin the Coast 2001 is Oct. 3-7.

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