Beautiful summer-like weather greeted the first Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' of the season. Music by the Hipnotics mesmerized the crowd throughout the evening.
Nice weather and first show is generally a combination that attracts a lot of cars. Friday's cruise-in was no exception. The show "officially" registered 252 Chevys. Counting the cars that showed up but didn't register the exact total was likely more than 300 cars.
My friend and I got there at 3:30 PM so we could get parking spots in front of showroom. We knew if we showed up much later all the spots out front would be gone. I've been to previous Maxton first shows of the season that had cars parked in between rows of parked cars. Even though Friday wasn't quite as crowded as some past shows, there were still a lot of cars.
Everyone was greeted Friday evening with heat and brutal humidity at Jack Maxton's July Cruise-in. The cool jazz sounds of the Arnett Howard Band tried hard to kept crowd comfortable throughout the evening.
Because of the weather, only 160 vehicles registered this month - down almost 100 vehicles from the June cruise-in.
A passing rain cell around 8 PM brought about 15 minutes worth of sprinkles to the show. It dropped Just enough water to bring out the drying towels.
Jack Maxton Chevrolet kicked off the first of their four monthly cruise-ins on Friday evening.The dealership has been holding these monthly Chevy only car shows for 26 years.
The third Friday in June, July, August and September the Maxton team moves all the cars from the west and front sides of the dealership to make room for the cruisers. There's live music, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, food truck and t-shirt raffle. Registration is free. The t-shirt raffle costs $5 for a chance to win $150 and $50. Maxton gives out more than 70 awards each show.
Despite the 90 degree temperatures on Friday, 250 vehicles registered for the cruise-in. An estimated 50-75 more cars and trucks showed up that didn't register. Read more
The Der Dutchman Restaurant and Bakery in Plain City, Ohio will kick off their weekly cruise-ins this Thursday (5/25/17).
Anyone bringing a vehicle can enter a drawing for a chance to win cakes, pies, cookies, or a gift card to the restaurant and gift shop. Food is available at the cruise-in or you can eat in the restaurant.
I've been a regular participant at these cruise-ins for the past few years. They're a fun, relaxing way to spend a Thursday evening. I will caution everyone that they're not the best for your waist-line.
Jack Maxton Chevrolet
Jack Maxton's four summer Cruise-ins begin next month. The dealership has been holding these Chevy Only cruise-ins for 26 years. They are always held on the 3rd Friday of the month in June, July, August and September.
The shows offer live music from local bands, 50/50 and tee-shirt raffles, a food truck, and balloon twister for the kids. More than 70 "Favorite" vehicle awards are presented at each show.
If you own a Chevy or you're a Chevy fan, you need to check out Jack Maxton's Friday Night Cruise-ins.