Cruise the Couve rolls, rocks downtown Vancouver

first_imgCruise the Couve is all about the sights — the classic, cool and kooky cars that drive up and down Vancouver’s Main Street — but there is also a fair amount of sounds. Engines revving, horns honking, clunkers chug-a-lugging along, old tunes playing from cars and restaurants, and phrases like “whoa” and “that’s awesome” fill the air.The sounds were a bit much for 3-year-old Cody Davis, who was sporting a pair of earmuffs during Saturday’s massively popular automobile event. For whatever reason, he prefers the sounds of monster trucks to the cacophony of Cruise the Couve noises. Some like rock music, some like classic; to each their own.“He’s a car nut — lives for this stuff,” said his dad, Cory Davis.The older Davis has a 1985 Chevy Crew Cab that he brought to Saturday’s event. The whole family can pile into the truck, which is his daily driver. He swapped out the original engine for a V-6 from a Dodge pickup. The diesel truck gets about 30 mpg, whereas the original got about eight, Davis said.“It’s not the prettiest thing, but everywhere I go, someone’s always like, ‘Man, that’s cool,’ ” Davis said.Trucks were a major presence at Saturday’s cruise. A bright purple 1970 Morris Mini pickup attracted a lot of attention and exclaims of “that’s so cute!”Last year, Cruise the Couve replaced Cruisin’ the Gut, which was started in 2009 by Phil Medina. That means Saturday marked the 10th year of people swarming downtown and uptown Vancouver to see and be seen.last_img