Hot Nights, Hot Cars cruise-in beats the rain


While nearby storms and a couple of showers may have kept some cars and enthusiasts away, the streets of downtown Pilot Mountain were still packed throughout the evening Saturday with plenty of classic vehicles and cruise-in fans. Here, dancers and music lovers fill the bandstand for a high energy performance by The Fantastic Shakers.

Jerry and Becky Ludwig are one of several couples to add a patriotic flair to their vehicles. Cruise-in regulars, the Salisbury couple are shown with their 1923 “T-bucket” equipped with a 305 engine and a 350 transmission. “I built it about eight years ago,” Jerry Ludwig noted, “and we’ve been loving it ever since.”

Crowds and cars soon spill over onto Davis Street where admirers gathered to get a close look and talk about the vehicles.

While nearby storms and a couple of showers may have kept some cars and enthusiasts away, the streets of downtown Pilot Mountain were still packed throughout the evening with plenty of classic vehicles and cruise-in fans. Car lovers of all ages gather on Depot Street to check out July’s Classic Ride of the Month, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner convertible owned by Turk Bates of State Road.

While nearby storms and a couple of showers may have kept some cars and enthusiasts away, the streets of downtown Pilot Mountain were still packed throughout the evening Saturday with plenty of classic vehicles and cruise-in fans. Here, dancers and music lovers fill the bandstand for a high energy performance by The Fantastic Shakers.

Jerry and Becky Ludwig are one of several couples to add a patriotic flair to their vehicles. Cruise-in regulars, the Salisbury couple are shown with their 1923 “T-bucket” equipped with a 305 engine and a 350 transmission. “I built it about eight years ago,” Jerry Ludwig noted, “and we’ve been loving it ever since.”

Crowds and cars soon spill over onto Davis Street where admirers gathered to get a close look and talk about the vehicles.

While nearby storms and a couple of showers may have kept some cars and enthusiasts away, the streets of downtown Pilot Mountain were still packed throughout the evening with plenty of classic vehicles and cruise-in fans. Car lovers of all ages gather on Depot Street to check out July’s Classic Ride of the Month, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner convertible owned by Turk Bates of State Road.

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