Cruisin' on Main Street is a one-day cruise and show for antique and classic cars, trucks, sports cars and street rods twenty-five years old and prior. A one-mile stretch of Main Street in historic Downtown Manchester, CT closes for Cruisin' creating a plaza-like viewing area where attendees can stroll the street and take-in the art and engineering of our automotive history. Since its inception in 2001 Cruisin' has showcased approximatley 15,000 vintage vehicles and welcomed over 400,000 spectators.
Taylor Rental Party Plus of Manchester, a homegrown business with locations in Manchester and West Hartford, returned as the Presenting Sponsor of Cruisin' 2015. Taylor Rental joined 31 sponsoring businesses that help make Cruisin' possible. A complete list of sponsors is located on the sponsor page.
Event attendees enjoyed food, music, sponsors exhibits and shopping.
Cruisin' 2015 offered more music and fun then ever before. DJ's and performers included:
- DJ Dale "Into the Groove" Griffith
- DJ Brian Skibo
- The Over the Hill Club DJ
- The MASS-CONN-FUSION Duo
- The Crustaceans
- The Clams
- 9th Wave
- Dancers from Arthur Murray of Vernon
1029 The Whale provided classic rock music to go with the classic vehicles on display and a running commentary on Cruisin' happenings with On Air Personalities, Chaz and AJ.
The Cruisin' Committee added two new special attractions: the Bigfoot Monster Truck and the 28' tall Michelin Man, "Mr. Bib". They were displayed courtesy of Tires International and BJ's Wholesale respectively.
44 handsome etched acrylic Sponsor's Choice Trophies were awarded to show cars this year. To view the photos go to "Photos" on the tool bar above.
The Cruisin' Committee appreciates the work of approximately 200 volunteers who helped make this event possible.
Cruisin' on Main Street 2016, presented by Taylor Rental Party Plus, will take place on Sunday, August 7th from 11:00am - 3:00pm. For more information on Cruisin' 2016 please return to this website or find us on Facebook.