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Cruise Idaho coming to Cranbrook Wednesday

An annual classic car tour is coming to Cranbrook this week for an extended stay.

Barry Coulter

Cruise Idaho is coming to Cranbrook this week for an extended stay.

Every year, a gathering of classic, special interest vehicles get together in Payette, Idaho, and head off on a tour — which is different every year.

In 2011, 80 registered vehicles came through Cranbrook as part of this tour, and this year, 110 vehicles are making the journey from various parts of the U.S. And Canada.

The 2015 Cruise Idaho started in Payette on Sunday, June 21, travelling to Missoula, Montana. On Monday, the tour set out from Missoula to Great Falls, Montana, and Tuesday it will cross the border into Canada, heading to Lethbridge.

On Wednesday, the tour will arrive in Cranbrook, and spend the next three days here.

The tour will check into the Best Western Hotel on Cranbrook Street, and the public is invited to come and check out the cars. On Thursday, June 25, the Cruise Idaho participants will host a show and shine from 4 p.m. To 8 p.m. At the Prestige Inn. Friday, June 26, will feature a garage tour for participants, and the tour will hit the road on Saturday, heading for Clarkston, Washington.

While in Cranbrook, the Cruise Idaho tour is being hosted by the Rockin in the Rockies Car Club and the East Kootenay Antique and Classic Car Club.