Car d'Lane, often misspelled "Car d'Alene," is North Idaho's premiere car show, consisting of two full days of events from cruising Coeur d'Alene's Sherman Avenue on Friday to the Show & Shine event on Saturday.
Held annually in June on Father's Day weekend, Car d'Lane features a Friday night cruise along Sherman Avenue with contests for Best Pipes and Best Flames. On Saturday, downtown gets taken over by the classic cars and trucks in the main event of the show where they ware judged and an Awards Ceremony caps off the event. There is also a Swap Meet both days of the event at the corner of 3rd St & Coeur d'Alene Ave.
Many other activities are planned to coincide with Car d'Lane each years, including Summer's Here! Brewfest, held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. In 2011, Brewfest offered free VIP parking, beer glass, and two drink tickets free to the driver of any classic car.
Car d'Lane has been running for more than 20 years, with the first event being held in 1991. It has become a true Coeur d'Alene tradition.
The 22nd Annual Car d'Lane will be held on Friday & Saturday June 15-16, 2012 and will feature 1975 and older cars and trucks. The Swap Meet will be held on both Friday and Saturday from 8:00a to 4:00p. There will also be a Garage Tour on Friday and Pin Striping demonstrations on Saturday. You can register your classic vehicle(s) for the event online here. A printable registration form is available here. Registration is $30 per car to participate in both the Cruise and the Show, $25 for the Show only, or $10 for the Cruise only. T-shirts start at $17/each. The pre-registration deadline is June 8. You can also register the day of the event, although pre-registration is recommended.
Car d'Lane is organized by Coeur d'Alene's Downtown Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the North Idaho Classic Car Club with sponsorship from local and national businesses including the Coeur d'Alene Resort, Napa Auto Parts, and Bud Light.
The following video from 2011's Car d'Lane Friday Night Cruise was uploaded to YouTube by coeurdalenerealtor.
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