Super Cruise brings the classic cars to Medina’s Main Street

Photos by Ginny Kropf: A “souped up” 1927 Ford stands out in the lineup of cars in Medina’s Main Street Wednesday night.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 25 August 2022 at 8:19 am

MEDINA – Medina’s weekly summer cruise-ins came to a conclusion with Super Cruise on Main Street Wednesday night.

A warm sunny night, new entertainment and hundreds of vintage vehicles brought out crowds of people who spent the evening walking among the vehicles, chatting with fellow cruisers, listening to the band Crash Cadillac or enjoying a hamburger and beverage at the Boy Scout Troop 35 booth.

Cruise-ins in Medina have been a popular Friday night activity in the canal basin for 25 years, having been started by Donna Bushover and Donna Mruczek. David Green has been involved almost since the second year and continues to organize the events, which begin in June and continue on Friday nights until the conclusion with Super Cruise the last Wednesday of August.

This 1955 Ford Crown Victoria was a showpiece, along with various sports cars lined up on Medina’s Main Street. Vehicle owners also filled the streets, visiting with fellow cruisers and visitors.

Main Street is closed down for Super Cruise from East and West Center streets to Prospect Street. The 220 cars which arrived Wednesday filled both sides and the center of the street to Pearl Street and both sides of North Main all the way to Prospect.

Vehicles came in all makes and models, including hot rods, pickup trucks, sports cars, vans and luxury cars.

Bob and Mary Lou Blount of Medina are avid car enthusiasts who never miss a Super Cruise. They brought their 1952 Olds Wednesday night. After walking down the street to talk with friends and see all the vehicles, they parked their lawn chairs where they could listen to the band, which played from 6 to 8 p.m.

Brad Shelp of Albion stands next to his 1947 Cadillac, which he brought to Super Cruise in Medina on Wednesday night.

Art Hill said he always enjoys Super Cruise. He owns 10 restored vehicles. He brought a 1966 Chevrolet C10 Double 409, which he said was his favorite. He also has a 1956 modified Ford pickup with a 1992 Corvette engine.

Brad Shelp of Albion has been in the car business all his life and loves antique automobiles. He brought his 1947 Cadillac, which he took in trade when he owned his own used car dealership. He did a lot of the mechanical work on it himself, he said.

Medina’s cruise-ins are sponsored by United Way of Orleans County. A 50-50 drawing at each event benefits United Way, and the winner and United Way each got $468 Wednesday night, Green said.

This was the first Super Cruise in Medina since 2019.

Dave Green, organizer of Medina’s weekly cruise-ins, shades himself from the sun in the middle of the street during the Super Cruise Wednesday night. Cars and people filled the northside of Main Street for Wednesday’s Super Cruise.