SLIDESHOW | Thousands converge for Cruz classic car show

Car enthusiasts of all ages converged on Port Orchard’s waterfront for the Saints Car Club 26th annual Cruz 2013 classic car show Sunday.

The show featured automobiles from 1912 to modern times.

As early as 5 a.m., 30 cars arrived to register for the one-day show.

Early morning clouds were replaced with sunny skies as an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people attended this year’s event.

According to John Kincl, of the Saints Car Club, more than 500 classic cars and trucks rolled into the downtown area. The classics were lined up on the waterfront parking lot and along the northern portion of Frederick and Sidney avenues, off Bay Street.

The parking lot at Kitsap Bank and Amy’s on the Bay were turned into a magnet of the classic machines.

“We had a little over 500 cars registered,” Kincl said. “There was a great turnout and great weather for the event. Everything went smooth for us.”

Downtown was blocked off from traffic near City Hall and east past the downtown corridor.

On Saturday, several classic vehicles were seen cruising through the city and South Kitsap.

Hi-Joy Bowl held its annual CackleFest on Saturday, which some of the car show participants attended.

“It gave those coming in earlier something to do,” Kincl said.

Along with the car show, the Fathoms o’ Fun Festival held their annual Festival by the Bay, which featured vendors, food booths and a dunk tank for the Fathoms’ royalty, except King Aaron Thomas, who could not participate because of medical reasons.

“The 65 vendors that spread down Bay Street welcomed the crowd," said Sharron King, Fathoms o' Fun chair. "We had good food and crafts.We always look forward to having new vendors to our event as well as returning vendors."

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