After rain cancelled the previous week's cruise-in, the fall-like weather on Thursday fueled a record 103 automobiles at the weekly Der Dutchman cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio. This is the second cruise-in this season to see 100 or more vehicles. This week also saw 18 participants new to the cruise-in.
Here's a sampling of autos from Thursday evening.
Host, Wayne Nisely, and his wife, Luella, raffled off 14 deserts and a $30 gift card at the end of the cruise-in. No question the Der Dutchman cruise-in is turning into a popular event on Thursday evenings.
CHESROWN FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE
For the third year in a row, Chesrown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC held a cruise-in at their dealership on Rt. 23 the Friday evening before the Delaware downtown car show (formerly known as Blast from the Past) .
By my "unofficial" count, more than a 160 vehicles attended the cruise-in. The large number of cars made parking spots extremely limited at the peak of the cruise-in.
Those planning to attend the Performance Classic Car Show the next day had one last chance to register for the show at a discounted rate. The last count I heard was 174 pre-registered automobiles for the show.
The cruise-in included music and several food trucks. The Chesrown folks surprised everyone by passing out free detailing kits to cruise-in participants. A very nice touch!
The nice weather brought out a lot of great cars including a couple hearses and a beautiful 1941 Lincoln Continental.
The Chesrown cruise-in has gotten bigger and better each year. I can't wait to see what happens for year four.