Medina classic car lovers ready for Super Cruise this Wednesday

Photos by Ginny Kropf: A row of classic vehicles lined up along the canal Friday night included this 1955 black Chrysler convertible in mint condition.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 21 August 2022 at 9:31 am

Final cruise-in at Canal Basin was Friday

Dan and Debbie Wroblewski of Ridgeway got this 1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary edition on their 20th wedding anniversary. They have had it for 27 years.

MEDINA – A varied lineup of classic vehicles attended the last Friday night cruise-in in Medina’s canal basin, including vintage automobiles, motorcycles, vans and pickup trucks.

The next and final cruise-in of the season will be Super Cruise on Wednesday night on Main Street, said organizer David Green.

Main Street will be shut down from East and West Center streets to Prospect Street in anticipation of the 250 to 300 cars which usually attend the event.

This year’s entertainment will be the Crash Cadillac Band, which Green says is really good. They play ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music.

Merchants and restaurants on Main Street will be open for business and the Boy Scouts will have their hot dog and hamburger stand open.

Friday night cruise-ins have typically drawn 75 to 100 cars weekly, Green said.

The cruise-ins have featured weekly music by DJ Hank Nevins and food by the Boy Scouts. A weekly 50/50 drawing benefits United Way of Orleans County, which sponsors the event throughout the summer.

This week, one of the cruisers was Dan Wroblewski and his wife Debbie from Ridgeway. He was driving their 1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary car, which they acquired on their 20th wedding anniversary. They have had it for 27 years, he said. They love coming to Medina’s cruise-in and rarely miss a night. He has owned a Corvette since he was 18, he said.

Anthony Albone rode his vintage 1982 Honda CB900 F Supersport motorcycle to the cruise-in. He parks next to his father Paul Albone’s 1995 yellow Corvette, he said.

Robert and Joanne Tuttle of Wrights Corners said they wouldn’t miss a Friday night.

“We love Medina,” Joanne said. “We come every week.”

This is the rear of Robert and Joanne Tuttle’s 1956 Crown Victoria, which they’ve owned for 32 years. It features 1950’s custom taillights and cruiser skirts off a Mercury.

She commended the Boy Scouts on their food booth.

“They have a wonderful hamburger,” she said.

The Tuttles own three classic cars, which Robert said they purchased pretty much all restored. They’ve owned a 1934 Chevy Town Sedan street rod for 42 years, a 1965 Plymouth Fury sports hardtop, which they’ve owned for 21 years, and a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria which they brought Friday night and which they’ve owned for 32 years. The couple loves to just sit and relax while listening to the music and chatting with fellow cruisers.

Green commended the many local businesses who support the cruise-in. They are Radiators Plus, Hartway Motors, Orleans Ford, Bogan-Tuttle Funeral Home, Cooper Funeral Home, Orleans Ready-Mix, Notes of Class Instrument Repair, Lakes Wine-Spirits, Thomas Tire, the Print Shop, Case-Nic Cookies and Medina Lumber and Hardware.

Businesses who sponsor Super Cruise night are Bogan-Tuttle, Notes of Class Instrument Repair, Lakes Wine-Spirits, Watts Brothers Electric and Michael Zelazny, CPA.

“We couldn’t do this without them,” Green said.

Super Cruise runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is encouraged to come early, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.