But to my surprise, there were still better than 100-150 cars spanning the entire distance around the historic downtown square. This may not have been the best car count for this cruise ever, but most any other monthly event would kill for this kind of turnout.
My favorite was probably a 1959 Dodge Coronet convertible. As time goes on, I've really become a fan of many of the Chrysler "Forward Look" designs, and this was a really nice one. How can you resist those Chrysler genuine wire wheels? I don't remember having ever seen the black and white Dodge before, which made it all the better.
Wagons were well-represented as well, with a nice '72 Olds Vista Cruiser, a '60 Chevy, a '55 Nomad, and even a Corvair long roof.
The Mid-America Mustangers is the host club for this monthly event, so it's no surprise that the Mustang is the most common nameplate at this event. From new to old, from rare to common, there are a bunch of them.
We went straight to the cruise after BHo's basketball game, so I drove my '96 Impala. I think people wonder why I even bother, because it's not exactly a '57 Chevy. It doesn't get a lot of lookers. I did have it cleaned up pretty nice before the rain spotted it up, though, so I guess that's something. I still think those old Impalas are really good cars. You watch--I'll hang on to it for another 15-20 years, and it'll draw as much attention as that '59 Dodge (assuming I can still buy gasoline for it by then).
Thanks to the overcast skies, I was able to take some of the nicest pictures I ever have at this cruise. Normally there seems to be so much glare out there when the sun sets that I'm either battling my own shadow or just can't get a decent shot at all. Check out all the pictures in the slideshow below.