Classic car cruise-ins return to Medina on Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 July 2020 at 2:42 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers: David Green is pictured on Aug. 23, 2017 during the Super Cruise on Main Street. There won’t be a Super Cruise this year, but there will be car shows on Fridays in the Canal Basin.

MEDINA – The classic car cruise-ins will return to Medina this Friday.

The Canal Basin will host the cars from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the next eight weeks. People are encouraged to set up in chairs behind their cars. If they want to walk around and look at other vehicles, they should wear a mask, said David Green, the event organizer.

Medina has been hosting the car shows on Fridays for more than 20 years. Green held off on them in June, but now feels comfortable with the events as long as people adhere to social distancing and wear a mask.

The car shows are typically capped with a “Super Cruise” in late August when a section of Main Street in closed to traffic. That event can bring in 200 to 300 cars and usually includes a performance by Terry Buchwald, an Elvis impersonator.

This year there won’t be a Super Cruise or entertainment by Elvis due to the large crowd that event draws to Medina.

The shows in the Canal Basin usually bring about 80-100 cars to the village.

These classic cars are parked for the cruise-in at the Canal Basin in Medina.

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