Update: Maxton has posted their photos from the show to their Facebook page.
Great weather, great cars, and the country rock sounds of the band Jacked Up highlighted the final Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' of the year.
The perfect car show weather brought out 191 Chevys for the final show. It also gave everyone the last opportunity of the season to purchase one of those great Maxton t-shirts.
Here are some of the highlights from the last cruise in.
If there were a Maxton's "Most Unique Chevy" award, it would go to Jim Ryan and his 1983 Camaro 4 x 4.
Another Unique Chevy from the finale was this 1988 "Pro Street" Astro Van belonging to James Kingrey. I have owned two Astro vans in the past, but none of them looked like this one.
I spent a good portion of evening talking performance mods with Mark Carlyle, owner of CarlyleRacing. He brought two of his late-model, modified cars to the show.
In the Maxton showroom was a brand new "All Electric" Chevy Bolt EV. Even though it wasn't technically in the show, I thought many of you might enjoy seeing a few photos of the car. It's stickered just a shade under $39,000 and has a range of 238 miles on a full charge. I don't know about you, but there's something not right about a car with no air intake, heads or exhaust manifolds.
For the final cruise-in of the season, Maxton gave out the usual "Top 70" plaques along with four Maxton Favorite awards, DJ's Choice, and Best of Show.
This month's Maxton's Favorite categories were:
- Maxton's Favorite Corvette,
- Maxton's Favorite Muscle Car
- Maxton's Favorite Full Size
- Maxton's Favorite Truck.
Maxton's Favorite Corvette went to Gene Milhoan and his 1964 Corvette convertible.
Pat Jackson's 1954 3100 1/2 ton pickup received Maxton's Favorite truck award.
Maxton's pick for Favorite Full Size went to the 1948 Chevy Ambulance belonging to Bobby Pigg.
Maxton's Favorite Muscle Car went to Bill Paye with his 1969 Chevelle SS.
The DJ's Choice went to a 1957 Bel Air belonging to Ron Gates.
BEST OF SHOW
The final Best of Show of the season went to a black 1951 Styleline Deluxe owned by Rich Robins.
This year I made it to three of the four Maxton's Friday Night Cruisin'. They were all great shows, but my favorite of the season was the finale. I don't know if it was the band, the weather, or the great cars, but Maxton saved the best for last. I can't believe it's nine months until the next Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin'. It's going to be a long wait.