Classic and muscle cars will roll through Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parish for Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In to be held May 12 - 14, 2016.
Participants will experience the area's hottest attractions, award-winning New Iberia Main Street historic district and delicious food, while spectators will enjoy free car shows.
"We want the participants to enjoy the Cajun life as much as we do," said John Chauvin, past president of Cruisin Cajun Country. "Participating in a classic or antique vehicle is an exceptional way to learn the Cajun culture and history, and experience the friendliness of the locals."
Registration will be offered on site at the host hotel, Super 8 Hotel of New Iberia, May 12-13 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and May 14 from 8 a.m. - noon.
The costs to participate in the three-day event is $40 (early bird) and $45 (if registered after May 11). The fee includes delicious food and a T-shirt.
Tickets will be given at time of registration and must be presented to enter all events.
Cruisin Cajun Country is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of classic, muscle, antique and modern sports vehicles, with open membership.
The organization came to be when President Jimmy Chauvin, who used to invite car clubs to his home, decided to form his own cruising event with friends.
The organization's goals include enjoying and raising awareness of antique vehicles, increasing revenues in the parishes and donating to Habitat for Humanity, Fisher House: Helping Military Families, National Ataxia Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Suicide Prevention and more.
Over the last eight years, Cruisin Cajun Country donated over $17,000 to these charities.
"One of the things that sets us apart from other clubs is that we build personal relationships with car participants," Chauvin said. "An example of a unique story: one out-of-town participant’s car broke down, and a member of Cruisin Cajun Country loaded up his vehicle on his own trailer and drove back to Denham Springs, La. The club member ended up buying a car from the participant. A sign of true hospitality Cajun Style!"