Classic Detroit steel comes to Main Street
|This beautiful old pickup from the 1940s features curves galore. And just look at all those gorgeous Fords parked beside it! File photos|
|How can you not love this 60-something-year-old Chevrolet pickup with three rear windows - a very neat and collectible classic.|
|Lassen County residents check out a row of cherry, classic Chevrolet pickups during last year's Main Street Cruise.|
June 27, 2013 — For those of us who are old enough to remember the good old days before the 1980s when chrome and steel from Detroit ruled the world and teenagers spent Friday and Saturday nights dragging up and down the Main in colorful, hopped-up vehicles or beat up old jalopies listening to oldies on AM radio, a classic car show ignites a refreshing and nostalgic trip down memory lane.
For those younger folks born during the era of vehicles inspired by the computerized, rice burner tuna cans from Japan, a classic car show provides an opportunity to experience just how great those old-fashioned cars and trucks used to be.
Nearly 100 classic cars and an assortment of very cool motorcycles line up on Main Street in Susanville for the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce's 23rd annual Main Street Cruise Saturday, June 29. Car owners travel from as far away as Carson City, Sparks and Chico to show off their rides.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a breakfast at Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel followed by a poker run, which is open to the general public. Participants will have an opportunity to win more than $800 in prizes.
Pre-1980s vehicles, motorcycles, rat rods, low riders, imports and other classic autos will be on display from 2 to 6 p.m. and Main Street will be closed off to vehicular traffic. Spectators can check out all the cool cars, and cruise a street full of food, beverages and sidewalk sales. The Lassen County Arts Council will host a beer and wine bar from 2 to 8:30 p.m. in Pancera Plaza on the corner of Main and Gay streets.
At 6 p.m. Main Street will reopen and prizewinners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be given to winners in various categories including Best of Show and People's Choice.
After the show-n-shine, a street dance with music by Side FX will be held in Pancera Plaza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon hosts live music beginning at 9 p.m.
The Main Street Cruise offers something for the young and old alike, and it's an event you don't want to miss.
For more information, contact the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce at 257-4323 or visit lassencountychamber.org.
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