Car Show

Bill Mayne and Terry Seals discuss an old Dodge pickup converted into sheer muscle at Saturday’s Cruisin’ on Main event in downtown London. Sponsored by London Downtown, the event brings out many types of makes, models, and modifications.

The streets of downtown London were alive with what sounded like thunder on Saturday afternoon, as London Downtown hosted its fourth installment of Cruisin’ on Main from 4 to 8 p.m.

This month’s Cruisin’ specialized in motorcycles and muscle cars, bringing out bare-knuckle enthusiasts in both categories.

Mopar mechanics and gear heads welcomed attending families from Laurel County as they have since the start of the 2014 Cruisin’ on Main season on May 17.

Bounce Time Inflatables set up their monthly “Kids’ Zone” in a parking lot off Main Street, ensuring that the Cruisin’ on Main series was fun for the entire family.

The registration booth also offered face painting for anyone willing to artistically enhance his or her facial features.

Door prizes such as front end tire alignments, car wash gift cards, car wash kits, books on cars, pictures of the old Finley Drive-In, wrench sets and restaurant gift certificates were given out to registered attendees. As always, the “Toot Your Own Horn” trivia game kept grease monkeys and the general public alike entertained.

As always, the nostalgic sound of music from the ‘50s and ‘60s accompanied the cordial, albeit slightly cloudy atmosphere on Saturday. It was not at all uncommon to see Londonites and Laurel Countians singing along to Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly as it played through downtown London’s PA system.

For more information on Cruisin’ on Main - including the final event of 2014 being held on Sept. 20, featuring Camaros, contact Jessica Blankenship at 859-200-2047.

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