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Car and truck shows, cruise nights back in business

By Jim Weicherding 
Well folks, it’s no longer 2020 and that is a welcome relief. Especially for all of us muscle car, classic car and truck, hot rod and rat rod enthusiasts across the area. 
The month of May is traditionally the starting month for area car and truck shows as well as cruise nights in this region every spring. Last year, we didn’t have much activity but that’s about to change this season. It won’t start out like normal, but thanks to the ongoing vaccination efforts by the states’ departments of health across this region, we will start to see a gradual return to normal. I’m certain that facemasks will still be a requirement for the rest of this year, even though outdoor activities such as car shows and cruise nights are very safe due to physical distance and they take place outside where the chances of contracting COVID and other new strains would be higher. 
All the same, the cruisin’ scene is underway even if we do have some state guidelines and protective requirements still in place for our own protection. We normally publish area car shows and cruise night dates, times and locations during the late spring, summer and fall months and plan on doing so again this cruisin’ season. 
As of publication, the weekly cruise nights across the region just started and are as follows: Tri-State Cruisers, Saturday Cruise Nights, located at Pizza 101, in Pomfret, Connecticut; Mass Cruisers, bi-weekly Thursday Cruise Nights at Bass Pro Shop in Foxboro; A&W weekly Tuesday Cruise Nights on Route 44 in Smithfield, Rhode Island; Frederickson Farms weekly Wednesday Cruise Nights on Route 102 in North Scituate, Rhode Island; RI Chevy Owners Association, weekly Friday Cruise Nights at McDonald’s on Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island. 
If you have information about any weekly cruise nights and/or weekend car shows across the area please send that information to [email protected] and put Cruisin’ Scene in the subject box to avoid getting lost in my spam folder. Looking forward to seeing all of you again for this Cruisin’ Car Show Season in 2021. “Drive safe, drive serious” and remember to always “buckle up.”