Cruise nights will return to Medina on Fridays beginning June 11

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 May 2021 at 10:59 am

Organizers don’t expect to have Super Cruise on Main Street later in summer

File photo by Tom Rivers: Classic cars are lined up on Main Street during the Super Cruise on Sept. 2, 2015 when part of Main Street in Medina was blocked off. The car show will be held in the Canal Basin on Fridays from June 11 until Aug. 27.

MEDINA – The classic car cruise-ins will be back in Medina on Friday evenings beginning June 11. The events typically bring out 100 to 125 cars in the Canal Basin.

Last year the cruise-ins were cancelled early in the season because they were drawing crowds that exceeded the 150-person cap at the time, which was the maximum crowd limit set by the state with Covid-19 restrictions.

That cap currently is 500 people for outdoor gatherings. David Green, retired Orleans County sheriff, said there likely won’t be a Super Cruise with Main Street blocked off due to the large crowds that event draws. But he expects there will be a special event to close out the season on Aug. 27.

The events will be on Fridays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. People can just drive in with a classic car and they are encouraged to set up in chairs behind their cars.

Medina has been hosting the car shows on Fridays for more than 20 years. The event is sponsored by the United Way of Orleans County. There will be 50-50 raffles with proceeds going to the United Way.

DJ Hank Nevins will be back playing music. Green said several businesses have donated to cover the costs of the DJ.