The Great Labor Day Cruise is a yearly event that takes over the Orange County Fair Grounds for three days of showing off some great cars and trucks and has been a SoCal tradition for 33 years now. The Orange County Cruisin' Association (OCCA) is in charge of the Cruise and has done a fine job of growing this show into the large gathering that it has become. There were hundreds of classic trucks, vans, and cars parked in every available piece of real estate, and just as many driving in an endless loop around the Fair Grounds making this an ever-changing show with something to see for everyone. The parking placement was really a free-for-all with no real reserved spots, so that meant that high-dollar restorations were parked next to low-buck barn finds with everything in between. The real effect was felt by the patrons that were camped there all weekend as many had set up canopies, couches, barbeques and make-shift bars so the many groups could take in the sights in style. And camping did not mean tents either, many RV's and travel trailers were set up as home-away-from-homes with tiki lights, many large screen TVs and more than a few dogs barking out of unison. All in all, the OCCA has had many years to make The Cruise great and they were firing on all cylinders for this show, bringing a hugely diverse crowd with a wide variety of vehicles to represent all tastes. This is a great SoCal tradition that belongs on everyone's calendar, for more information cruise on over to www.occa-inc.com/about.asp.