Cruisin’ Renton

Cruise the Loop event attracts large audience

Saturday showed cruising the Renton Loop is still in style. The third annual Cruz the Loop event partnered with the Return to Renton Car show this year, making it a “hot rod” weekend in downtown, July 6-7. The loop takes you from South Second Street, to Shattuck Avenue, South Third Street then Wells Avenue South and back again. It follows the traditional loop used by youth in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. After that, the city shut down the loop due to congestion and complaints from business owners. Mayor Denis Law decided to revive the tradition with a one-day event, now increasing in attendance each year since its 2017 inception. Last year, 200 cars were registered and this year had 250. The city estimates about 2,700 spectators were in the streets as well this year. Last year it was an estimated 1,000 spectators.

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