Vintage cars stand on display at Friday night’s Ruddell Cruise In at Ruddell Auto Plaza in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Vintage cars stand on display at Friday night’s Ruddell Cruise In at Ruddell Auto Plaza in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Classic auto event returns to Peninsula

Vintage cars poured into Port Angeles Friday for the 25th edition of the Ruddell Cruise In.

Jim Pinkston of Port Orchard sits in the shade of his 1932 Ford panel delivery truck at Friday night’s Cruise In. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jim Pinkston of Port Orchard sits in the shade of his 1932 Ford panel delivery truck at Friday night’s Cruise In. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The Cruise In, which had to skip a year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was the kickoff for a weekend rally of the Old Timers Car Club from Bremerton, which co-hosted the Cruise In with Howie Ruddell, Ruddell Auto owner.

Bill Gainey of Sequim sits on the wheel of his 1928 Ford Roadster at Friday night’s Ruddell Cruise In in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Bill Gainey of Sequim sits on the wheel of his 1928 Ford Roadster at Friday night’s Ruddell Cruise In in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

The car club’s weekend, which had the theme of “Grease” — featured a Saturday Rod Run with a barn dance and meal in the evening at the Clallam County Fairgrounds.

Adine and Keith Kretschmer of Diamond Point prepare their wooden-body 1951 Morgan for display after arriving at Ruddell Auto Plaza on Friday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Adine and Keith Kretschmer of Diamond Point prepare their wooden-body 1951 Morgan for display after arriving at Ruddell Auto Plaza on Friday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ruddell said that more than 2,500 people came to the Cruise In for live music, a dunk tank, food and, of course, myriad vintage automobiles from all over the North Olympic Peninsula and beyond.
Terry Barlow of Port Angeles examines a 1934 Ford Coupe at the Ruddell Cruise In. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Terry Barlow of Port Angeles examines a 1934 Ford Coupe at the Ruddell Cruise In. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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