Cruisers Car show ‘a display of… pride and joy

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By Jamison Hooks

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The Country Road Cruisers hosted a cruise-in car show on Friday June 3 where approximately 35 car enthusiasts gathered to display their vehicles in hopes of winning best of show.

“This is a display of people’s pride and joy,” said Country Road Cruisers Vice President Gerald Penn.

“We do this every year at about the same time and I believe the first show was five or six years ago.”

Madison residents and visitors from neighboring communities strolled down West Jefferson Street and peeked under popped hoods.

Each person who entered a vehicle in the show was able to cast a vote for best in show.

John Watson who has been President of the Country Road Cruisers for the past two years commented on the mission of the organization.

“We’re here to promote old cars and keep the history alive,” said Watson.

Along with promoting the history of older vehicles, the Country Road Crusiers love to give back to their community whenever possible.

Proceeds from the cruise are used to help local charities and to help fund a scholarship.

“We give a scholarship to someone at the high school going into an automotive related field,” explained Penn.

“It costs a lot to put this event on but we always put money back into the community.”

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