Sunday, August 29, 2010
Final Downtown Liberty car cruise was a good one. Almost makes you wish 2011 was already here
On the other hand, this was the last Liberty cruise of the year. It almost seems to early to bid farewell to such a popular monthly get-together.
This event is a combined effort of the Historic Liberty Merchants, the City of Liberty, and the Mid-America Mustangers Club, and it is easy to see that the work of these groups has paid-off in regards to this cruise.
Liberty is one of those great areas that still preserves the vintage look and feel of their beautiful downtown area. They close off the entire square for this event, and hundreds of cars show up to take advantage of Liberty's atmosphere and hospitality.
A limited selection of restaurants and shops are open for your patronage. Someone was even giving out grilled hot dogs for free! Or, if you're a fast-food junkie, you could have brought in some dinner on your way. That sort of squelches the Mayberry feel, but there were a few folks that went that route all the same.
Whatever your preference, the Liberty car cruise is a reminder of how much history, and how much nostalgia some parts of Kansas City have to offer. It really is a very lovely place, this Historic Downtown Liberty, and a relaxing atmosphere to spend time with rows and rows of old car lovers.
In the meantime, check out the slideshow below. With more than 160 car pictures, this is the largest slideshow I've ever posted with an article. It isn't much, but it's the best I could do to tide you over until next year.