Saturday, October 15, 2011
Riverside Red-X Cruise benefits from exceptional staff. Too bad this is the last one of the season
I kind of feel bad about that now, because the people that are responsible for putting this together really work hard at it. They have a D.J., loads of great door prizes, and dash magnets. We were met by someone as soon as we drove up who handed us prize drawing tickets, and within 30 minutes, three of them were called as winners. When everything was over, they gave me an event T-shirt. They had coal fires set up to roast free hot dogs and s'mores. It was one of the most congenial car cruise staffs I've ever seen.
There were some nice things to look at, though. There was not one, but two non-hot rodded '49 Chevys; a two-door sedanette and a four-door sedan. You don't see that very often.
Plus, once you're already out at the Red-X, you can partake in one of the most unusual shopping experiences around. There are all kinds of clearance things in there, from the unexpected, to the downright weird. Little Chinese bells and figurines and things are on display all over the place. They even have a grocery store and sell fried chicken. If nothing else, it's more fun that going to Wal-Mart.
The worst part about Friday night's Red-X cruise was that it was the last one of the season. There won't be another one until next summer. That gives you just a few months to get that ride polished up and get up to Riverside.
In the meantime, here are a few pictures from Friday night's cruise to hold you over until next year.