Medina welcomes classic cars for first cruise-in of the season

Photos by Ginny Kropf: A lineup of antique vehicles and classic cars spans across Medina’s canal basin Friday night for the first cruise-in of the season.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 11 June 2023 at 7:56 am

Dave Green, organizer of Medina’s Friday night cruise-ins in the canal basin, checks in car 51, a 1937 Ford Coupe driven by Steve Skryp and his wife Michele of Lyndonville.

MEDINA – It’s a sure sign summer is here when cruise-ins start popping up throughout the area.

Friday night was the start of Medina’s cruise-in in the canal basin, and although turnout was one of the lightest in the event’s history, organizer Dave Green is still looking forward to a summer of successful events.

Vehicles numbered only in the low 50s, which Green attributed to the forecast of possible showers.

“I know the rain kept a lot of people away,” he said. “If they hadn’t forecast rain, there would have easily been 100 cars here.”

People with antique vehicles do not want to take a chance on them getting wet, he said.

An exception was Steve Skryp of Lyndonville, who was one of the last to arrive with his wife Michele in their 1937 Ford Coupe. A little rain wouldn’t hurt it, he said.

Different organizations sell refreshments each Friday and music is played by DJ Hank Nevins.

The cruise-ins are sponsored by United Way of Orleans County. Weekly 50/50 drawings support United Way.