Take a Cruise on Main Street

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Cruise Night on Main Street debuted in 2013 when resident, Jeff Clanin, shared his memories and experiences of growing up where local car shows and cruise nights with family and neighbors became a cherished tradition. His vision of creating a similar experience for his own children and families of Verrado came to life with the support of the Main Street businesses, Verrado Assembly and community volunteers who agreed that this family-friendly event exemplifies the charm of Verrado. With the collaboration of Verrado’s own car club, Copperstate Street Rods, this year’s Cruise Night will surely be unforgettable.

Main Street is happenin’ on Saturday, November 14 when Cruise Night gets movin’ and groovin’ at 3 PM. Expect a cool display of classic cars, motorcycles, beach cruisers and golf carts along Main Street; no registration necessary so dust off your wheels and show them off to neighbors during this fun-filled evening. Grab a delicious meal and drink specials at Ciao Grazie or snag a table on Tempo Urban Bistro’s newly extended patio for dinner and an after party with live music. Swing in and pick up a picnic dinner from Bashas’ or a tasty treat from a food truck to enjoy on the Village Green. Live music from local band, Phoenix Hill, will keep the crowd entertained with ‘50s and ‘60s favorites sure to inspire folks to dance the night away. After fueling up the little ones with goodies head on over to The Goddard School’s bounce house to burn off some energy.

Stop by at 4 PM to cheer on the competitors during Verrado’s 2nd Annual Pinewood Classic Derby hosted by Boy Scout Troop #448. Pinewood Classic cars are handmade from kits that are designed and created by you. The completed cars are raced down a multi-lane track powered by gravity and slowed by friction and wind resistance. Participants will compete in a specific bracket and claim their spot in the winner’s circle.

Before the big race, here’s the countdown to Verrado’s Pinewood Classic:

3: Purchase Pinewood Classic Car Kit | Before November 14 | The Center on Main | $5 per car kit (card or check only) A waiver must be completed at time of purchase.

2: Build Pinewood Classic Car | November 1 or November 7 | The Center on Main – front porch | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

1: The Pinewood Classic is during Cruise Night on Main Street at the Village Green on November 14. Check in takes place between 3:00 – 4:00 pm; Race Heats begin at 4:00 pm.

Divisions: youth 0-12, teenager 13-19, adult 19+, neighborhoods

A friendly reminder regarding Car Show Etiquette:

• Admire with your eyes only, please!
• Keep a safe distance when pushing strollers, operating motorized carts or carrying objects that may scratch a vehicle.
• Parking spots are on a first come, first served basis. We ask that participants arrive no earlier than 2 PM.
• Streets will remain closed into the evening, however, we ask that vehicles be removed by 10 PM.

Want to see your ride on the promotional materials next year? Please submit photos of the event to assembly@verrado.com along with your name, address, phone number, email and a disclaimer allowing Verrado Assembly unrestricted rights of use to the images.