(Phrases and pictures by Doug Gregory) –We hadn’t been to Somernites Cruise in about three years so we have been greater than overdue. Since my automobile continues to be resting on jack stands we simply drove down within the day by day. Skies threatened on and off and it did sprinkle just a bit, however any actual rain stayed away. Right here in Kentucky we’re on our technique to one other document yr of rainfall and meaning we’ve had precipitation practically each weekend. This close to break within the cycle introduced numerous people out to stretch their legs and blow the cobs out. 1,084 vehicles registered and people vehicles got here in all afternoon. As we walked round it appeared there by no means was a time when some automobile wasn’t making its method in. The Lengthy Haul award went to Adam Winters of Beverly Hills, CA that drove his ’69 Camaro 2,186mi to Somerset, KY. Dedication.
For the readers that don’t know – Somernites takes place as soon as a month from April by means of October. Actions begin Thursday night time with a ‘little’ native cruise-in. Friday afternoon there’s a meet-up at Danny’s Rod Store only a bit North of city. Friday night time there’s a block get together and cruising. Cruising you say…? Yeah, this metropolis truly promotes cruising up and down the primary thoroughfare with authorized u-turns at nearly each sign. There are shenanigans, however hold issues in verify or the legislation will get you. Individuals sit alongside the roadway to look at the actions late into the night time. The cruising begins once more after the downtown present ends Saturday afternoon. The principle ‘occasion’ is the gathering within the historic downtown space beginning at 1PM. There’s a swap meet, meals distributors, stuff for the children to get pleasure from and extra. We walked sluggish and didn’t get throughout the vehicles earlier than people began leaving to seize a chunk earlier than cruising. I may need talked to some folks somewhat too lengthy and didn’t keep centered on capturing a lot of the present. Not sorry. I had my youngest son with me and it was extra about having fun with as a substitute of dashing round.
At each present a platform or make of auto is showcased and may enter by means of a distinct gate for group parking. April was Camaro/Firebird month and fairly a number of confirmed up and several other parked outdoors their designated space (which is completely high-quality). I’ll apologize now for lacking the parking zone full of 2nd-gens. I noticed them, however didn’t get to them earlier than they dispersed. I didn’t get numerous 2010 and up. This I can’t apologize for. I take pictures of what I like or what pursuits me. Most vehicles with strong black wheels don’t curiosity me. Subsequent time I’ll attempt tougher to make exceptions.
A number of that stood out to me:
The burgundy ’69 SS with the magnum fashion wheels, big-block, and three pedals. Nice bundle.
Purple ’67 SS with the 427 tri-power. I used to be advised the proprietor has had this automobile for a number of many years and it’s at all times been a looker.
Purple drop-top Firebird with the OHC six. These vehicles don’t get sufficient recognition IMHO.
Beige disco Z28. I believed I had seen each colour mixture accessible on these, however this can be a new one for me.
A buddy’s current acquisition – Dale Earnhardt Version fourth-gen SS. I took a photograph of the raindrops on the fender as a result of this man is super-particular about his vehicles and I used to be shocked the water hadn’t been wiped up.
That’s it for the 1st gallery from this occasion. 5 to go…
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