Medina’s classic car cruise-in expected to return in July

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 May 2020 at 4:02 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Some of the classic cars are shown during the Super Cruise on Aug. 28, 2019.

MEDINA – The classic cars should return to Medina’s Canal Basin on Friday evenings, but likely not until the second Friday in July.

The cruise-in normally starts the first Friday in June. But with social gatherings currently limited to no more than 10 people, the cruise-ins have been pushed back to July.

By then, organizer David Green hopes some of the restrictions will be lifted on the size of social gatherings.

Green, the retired Orleans County sheriff, has helped organize the cruise-in events for about 20 years.

They usually draw about 80 to 100 vehicles on Friday evenings, as well as crowd of people who like to look over the cars.

When the series starts, Green said DJ Hank Nevins is expected back. There will also be weekly 50/50 raffles to benefit the Orleans County United Way.

Green also would like to continue the Super Cruise to close out the season in late August. Elvis impersonator Terry Buckwald typically performs at the Super Cruise. Green said the event may be scaled back this year.

Local businesses usually donate to bring in Buckwald, but Green is reluctant to appeal to businesses for funding because many of them have been closed or scaled back to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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