ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – It was perfect weather for Roseville’s first-ever hot-rod cruise down Gratiot Avenue near 12 Mile road.

Event coordinator Stephan Pawl says that’s because classic cars don’t always do well when the mercury rises.

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“Some of the older cars – the classic cars get overheated in hot weather, so it’s not hot outside so the cars are not getting overheated,” said Pawl.

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Gratiot Cruise 2 (KLarson) 7-28“We are east-side, this is our neighborhood, that’s the difference,” said Pawl.”We live here and we just wanted to make sure that those who have their beautiful classic cars – all the time and money that they’ve spent on their cars… and their pride – that they can show that in their backyard, to their own neighbors, involving their own families in a very safe family friendly environment – which is Roseville on the east-side.”

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Pawl says turn out is so good..plans are already in the works for next years cruise down Gratiot.