Franklin Cruise In ends in style
Published 9:26 am Friday, September 19, 2014
By Jim Hart/Contributing Writer
FRANKLIN—The Franklin Cruise In, put on this past summer by the Franklin Veterans of Foreign Wars and Franklin Parks and Recreation, came to an end on Wednesday evening.
It was a huge success during its inaugural year, averaging well over 30-40 old car and classic automobile and motorcycle participants during the summer culminating with a whopping 91 entries on the last evening.
It was an event that had been talked about for a few weeks leading up to it, thinking that it would be a “cool” idea to bring old cars downtown on a weekly basis and that began with the first event on July 9. The rain dampened the first event, but when weather permitted the rest of the summer, it continued to grow interest throughout the local communities.
There were many makes and models to gawk at including Model As, Model Ts, old trucks, Rat Rods, Street Rods, Deuce Coops, motorcycles, convertibles, T-Buckets and more.
Main Street was closed off from First Avenue to the Rail Road track during the last event due to an anticipated heavy participation.
It was estimated that approximately 500-600 people attended the event.
There was a 50/50 drawing with an estimated $400 pot to the winner and a $1,000 grand prize to be drawn from a pool of the participants that brought in and registered their vehicle.
With this type of success, plans are already underway to consider next years event and festivities.