The Downtown Windsor BIA is gearing up for hundreds of classic cars to cruise through city streets.

The second annual Ouellette Car Cruise takes place on Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Organizers say the event celebrates Windsor’s storied automotive history.

Last year, more than 700 cruisers took to the streets of Windsor in their vintage vehicles.

CTV Windsor‘s Jim Crichton took part in his 1966 Chrysler 300 convertible and plans to ride in the cruise again this year.

Organizers are hoping to attract even more people this year, and have also expanded the route.

Cruisers begin gathering at Riverfront Festival Plaza at 1 p.m. and the cavalcade begins at 6 p.m. The route takes cruisers on a tour of the city from Ouellette Avenue to Tecumseh Road East and from Riverside Drive to Pillette Road.

Participation is free and all vintage, classic, custom, collector and special interest cars, street rods and muscle cars are welcome. For more information, go online.