NORTH FORK – Over 40 classic car owners proudly displayed their prized possessions all along North Fork’s main street on Friday evening during the first annual Collector Car Cruise-In.
It turned out far better than we even imagined,” said Scott Marsh, North Fork Chamber of Commerce president, owner of Slim’s Koffee Shak and event organizer.
“It was great to see people strolling along the street, families with kids, everyone just taking some time and checking out the cars.”
Hundreds of people came out to admire and appreciate the lovingly maintained and restored automobiles that lined the street, from one end of town to the other.
La Cabana, the Pizza Factory and Slim’s Koffee Shak all featured live bands and $2 drink specials. Local songstress Jean Butterfield entertained at the Pizza Factory, Johnny Rodriguez and Michael Aguilar rocked the crowd at Slim’s, and Ace & Roxy, along with David Konno and Matt Pink, provided the live sound track at La Cabana.
The event was such a huge success that organizers plan to have registration and designated lots next year to accommodate all the participants.
Visitors all along the route had nothing but praise for the Cruise-In, and are looking forward to next year’s event. Collector Car Appreciation Day was first recognized on July 9, 2010 due, in part, to U.S. Senate resolution S. Res 513.
On Tuesday, July 9, the Madera County Board of Supervisors designated July 12, 2013 as Collector Car Appreciation Day in Madera County and “recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is important to preserving our cultural heritage.”