JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Unique and antique; cars of all types will be on display this week during Jamestown’s annual Cruise-in.
Hosted by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Der Kobbler’s auto club, the cruise-in is returning for its 29th year.
“Last year actually was an excellent year, we had it a week prior because Lucy Fest was not going on so we kinda pushed it forward a week and had it on August 6th last year. I wasn’t part of the chamber that year, but they did have to turn away cars which is a great sign,” explained Jamestown Community Coordinator Carrie Swanson.
Taking over Downtown Jamestown, the event itself will feature dozens of cars, as well as live music from the “In-Crowd.”
Locally owned restaurants and businesses are also gearing up for heavier foot traffic that evening. Some downtown retailers also plan to extend their business hours.
“Last year we had about 200 to 225, so we’re hoping to get that many this year too,” said Swanson, “The event is great, this is the 29th year we’ve had it, which is awesome. It features classic cars, a lot of really cool cars, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone.”
Anyone can register to have their car be featured, new, old, or snazzy.
“As long as you pay the $10, you can park your car,” Swanson said, “If you’re interested in bringing your car down, you can either register online at our chamber website, www.chautauquachamber.org, or you can also stop in here on the corner of 3rd and Main where the chamber office is, and we’re happy to take registrations here.”
The Cruise-In is happening this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Third Street between Washington and Spring Streets. The streets will be closed at 3 p.m. on Friday so officials can set up for the event.