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      Classics cruise the main drag of Escanaba

      The classics were cruisin' the main drag of Escanaba Friday night.

      The 2013 Krusin Klassics car parade got off to a roaring start, complete with police escort. Vintage car enthusiasts lined Ludington Street, waiting for their favorite car to go by. The LeClair brothers came to see the fanfare.

      Jerry LeClair, of Escanaba, said, "We came to see all the latest hot rods and the fast cars. Hopefully, they'll stomp on the gas pedal and we can hear some screeching." His brother, Pat, said, "I'm looking for some of my old cars I used to have back in the '70s. I had a '70 Dodge Challenger 340 6 pack. Hopefully, I'll be able to see a couple of them here."

      Classic American cars, imports and off-road mud trucks revved their engines and made their way along the parade route. They went west from Ludington Park, then turned north. The route followed US-2/41 and M-35 east to Gladstone's Lake Shore Drive and continued on to Kipling.

      Raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win a 1971 Chevelle. Proceeds go to the Salvation Army food bank, Walk for Warmth, the Honor Flights and Bay de Noc Community College, among others.