Country Cruisers Car Club Hosts Annual Cruise and Show
- August 7, 2017
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Friday, Aug. 11: Show downtown at South Franklin St. from 5-10 p.m.
Games, food, and trophies.
Saturday, Aug. 12: Car show line-up starts at 2:30 p.m. at EZ Pickin’s.
Cruise starts at 5 p.m. and ends at the Bacon ‘N Hops Festival in downtown Manchester. Live music by Time Machine.
Sunday, Aug. 13: Car Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. (registration 8 a.m. to noon).
Awards presented at 3 p.m. Entry fee $15, spectator fee $2.
Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Country Cruisers Car Cruise and Show in Manchester, IA!
The annual event, set for Aug. 11-13 this year, features vehicles of all makes and models, games, food, live music, and more.
“It’s usually a nice laid back show,” said Sean Dailey, salesperson at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and member of the Country Cruisers Car Club. “We do ours at the fairgrounds to give people a little more room to move around.”
The cruise on Saturday will cover about 75 miles in Delaware County. Vehicles of any year, make, or model are welcome at the cruise and show.
Awards are given in 44 categories, including Best Paint, Ladies Choice, Best Engine, Low Rider, Street Machine, Corvette, 2000 & Up Pickups, and more!
“We give out about four times as many awards as most shows,” Sean said. “We give out about 110 trophies the whole weekend.”
The Best of Show winner gets a professional photo shoot by Kevin McCusker Photography and they are featured on the T-shirt the following year.
The Country Cruisers Car Club, which organizes the cruise and show, has about 40 members. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.
“We have monthly meetings and we try to get together as a club for outings, shows, breakfasts, or lunches,” Sean said.
The club is brought together by their love of vehicles and also by a mission to help area organizations.
“Everything we do is charity-driven,” Sean said. “We give a lot of money to the Special Olympics and Operation Santa Claus. We gave away $3-4,000 last year.”