Kruise of Klamath 2014 takes over streets

, Posted: Sat, June 28 2014 at 11:51 PM, Updated: Sat, June 28 2014 at 11:54 PM

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Thousands lined main street in Klamath Falls Saturday night for the 'Kruise of Klamath'.

The 'Kruise' was led by a 1937 Chevy Coupe owned by George Hooker of Bonanza.

The car has special meaning for hooker, as he underwent a heart transplant halfway through the restoration.

He said, "I did have complications, serious ones after the heart transplant. Ii lost my memory, and thanks to my wife, Donna - she helped me get my memory back, and get me back into my car, and it was just super therapy."

The 'Kruise' has its roots in a simple get together of a local car club back in 1983.

The event has grown to the point that there is now a 500 car limit.

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