2 August 2005

Where Do Collector Car Enthusiasts Cruise?

Answering last month’s poll on if you cruise and if so, where, the 76 percent majority voted YES, they attend a local cruise-in spot regularly.

The most unusual spot to cruise would be the Mt.Rainier mountain range, answered by one pollster.  Other multiple answers include the infamous downtown Somerset (KY) cruise, called Somernites Cruise. Another hot spot is Sonic Drive-In, and not in just one state, in many. Probably any Sonic Drive-In parking lot will be filled with classics and hot rods.

Springfield , Illinois , is home to the Cool Cruisers Car Club, boasting “fun for the entire family.” The cruise-in is held the second Saturday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m. And there are other cruises they host in surrounding areas.

In Arizona , where cruise-ins go yearlong, the Pavilion Outdoor Mall is Arizona 's largest and longest running car cruise. It’s held every Saturday, 52 weeks a year, rain or shine.

Don’t forget Chuck-A-Burger in St. Louis (pictured here) , the “Cruisin’ Across America” hot spot featured in the recent members’ newsletter. This legendary place has brought in cruise fans for nearly 50 years.

Kissimmee , Florida , hosts a cruise-in at OldTown as does downtown New Orleans . And for solo responses: Otto’s BBQ in Sugar Land, Texas; Rosie’s Diner in Rockford, Michigan; Backyard Burger in Franklin, Tennessee; Silver Lake Twin Drive-In, Perry, New York; Detroit’s iconic Woodward Avenue (where you can happen upon a cruise almost weekly); and Marcus Dairy in Danbury, Connecticut, are worth stopping by if you’re in the neighborhood.

And one lonely soul wrote in that there are no cruise-ins near his/her hometown. Can it be? Summer without a local cruise-in is like summer without sunshine and warm weather. We hope this will be remedied soon!

 

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