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Kruise of Klamath

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Sat, June 23 2012 at 8:50 PM, Updated: Sat, June 23 2012 at 8:58 PM

The 'Kruise of Klamath' hit Main Street in Klamath Falls tonight...

The 'Kruise of Klamath' is a mix of brilliant colors...powerful sounds...and blasts from the past.  And while there are plenty of show stoppers and trophy winners in the Kruise of Klamath, the majority of car owners like Eric Schreiner are in it for the fun...

"I just love old cars.  I get a lot of 'thumbs-up'.  A yellow and black car, with lots of chrome - it's a pretty old car.  Sort of like what I would have been driving when I was a teenager.'  'Is this a little bit of a time machine?'  'Yeah, for me it is, for sure."

And every car has a story to tell.  Bill Devine got his '62 Ford Pickup when it was one year old...

"I've been driving it for 50 years.  It's been a work truck, and we've hauled a camper all over the west coast with it."

Dave Holmberg hits a lot of car shows with his model 'T', but the 'Kruise of Klamath' is his hometown show...

"I like to see a lot of top people from out of town come here.  And so, it's just getting bigger and bigger every year, and they're doing really nice things with the 'Kruise."

 

About the Author

Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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