Jesse Thomas said his love for vintage car shows inspired him to organize the Cruze-Ins this summer, and said City Hall has cooperated in making the events possible. For the last few months, they have drawn car owners from many places, thanks in part to Thomas marketing them to those he meets at similar events, such as car shows. He said he was recently spreading the word as far away as Evansville, Ind.
At the first Cruze-In, drivers gathered in the parking lot of Cadiz Baptist Church, but they soon moved further downtown since everyone seemed to like gathering in the center of town, Thomas said. At the August Cruze-In, Thomas also held a swap meet in the Farmers Market lot, which will continue Friday. Thomas said that the heat in August kept the turnout lower than he would have liked, but said he hoped more people would come now that the weather was more comfortable.
“I feel like we’ll have a good crowd,” he said.
For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.