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Friday, June 28, 2013

Summertime Cruise Night

Cruisin' is a popular event in many towns on warm summer evenings. One such long standing seasonal event happens every Friday night in Somerville, NJ, where I once lived. Local businesses and restaurants stay open late and classic and vintage cars line the town's main drag, which is actually called Main Street
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Earlier tonight, Grenville and I were able to do some cruising too as we admired these classic beauties after enjoying dinner at a Portuguese restaurant in town. We're back in our home state this weekend for another family event — a niece's high school graduation party happening Sunday. We came earlier to visit long-time friends and Grenville also plans to visit a rail yard on Sat morning. Why doesn't that NOT surprise anyone?
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While touring Somerville, We noticed there were less vintage models than on previous visits. That could be since it's been a rainy week in NJ and with threatening skies during our visit. Many of vintage car owners prefer not to risk inclement weather. Some cars were leaving well before the event's usual end time of after sunset.
During our short walk around town, we saw some colorful classics — both front . . .
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and rear views — vintage and hot . . .
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Plus, a colorful summer sunset to end our visit.
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15 comments:

Elaine said...

Fun to see all the old cars. During the summer here there's a cruise every Wednesday night, but we'v only done that once because Wednesday is one of Marty's hockey nights. I like your collages of the grills and rear ends.

Anvilcloud said...

The cruise crews cruise.

L. D. said...

What a great idea to have a cruise night. Businesses need people and people need to see and be on the main street. Nice looking cars.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful sunset! You did a great job with your collage of the cars.

Lois Evensen said...

Really neat cars! Of course, we have a whole different understanding of cruising than you have in your post. ;)

Doris said...

What fun! When I was a teen, it was popular to drive 'The Loop' in downtown Lancaster. I don't recall that I ever did it but I had lots of friends who did.
You saw some wonderful cars on your cruise!

Rebecca said...

Lee loves going to look at old cars. I love spending time with him and I tolerate the cars!

Jim Bower said...

We used to enjoy Friday evenings in Somerville for just this reason. Try out Martino's (Cuban) restaurant some time. The food is fabulous, and if you are lucky, Martino (who is also a dance instructor) will dance with you.

Out on the prairie said...

Love the classic cars. We cruised today on motorcycles for MS.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

That's very popular here too. It's almost only old American cars with the exception of a few newer ones and a few old Volvo's and Saab's.


They care more for those cars than they do for their children :-) :-) :-) I was planning on going to one of these events later and take some photos to show in my blog.

Slow internet today so I can't see much of Your photographs I'm afraid.

Have a great dsy!
Christer.

Triumph said...

Love looking at classic cars. My dad collected cars and we had about 20 when I was a kid. After getting my driver's license and started dating I decided it would be fun to pick up my date in a different car each time, but I never got past three cars. My first car was a 1931 Chev 5-window sport coupe with rumble seat. I was driving it when I was 14.

A Quiet Corner said...

Love seeing these beauties at shows! Thank you so much for your thoughts and condolences, Dorothy!...:)JP

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos....sounds like a good evening.

DeniseinVA said...

A great tradition and you've got great photos of some beautiful old cars.
Have a great week,
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Daisy said...

Neat pictures! We have a car cruise-in here every Thursday night in the summer.

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