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Main Street Clinton Hosts Annual Car Show on the Brick Streets
The 13th annual Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show, featuring automobiles of every age, make, and model, is scheduled for September 17.
Main Street Clinton has been busy this fall season hosting events for city residents and visitors. It ended the month of August with its Red Brick Roads Music Festival, in partnership with Clinton Chamber of Commerce, and promises to entertain its locals with a car showcase this fall.
The 13th annual Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show, featuring automobiles of every age, make, and model, is September 17. It promises to be a memorable afternoon for Clinton car enthusiasts. From hot-rods to vintage roadsters, all automobile admirers are welcome to watch and compete for more than 30 awards. As a city that never misses an opportunity to showcase its historic brick-cobbled roads and budding downtown business district, the Brick Streets of Olde Towne will host this weekend’s event.
Large-scale events are made possible by the non-profit Main Street Clinton organization, a program under the Mississippi Main Street Association. It supports economic development and partnership for existing small businesses in Clinton’s historic Olde Towne and Clinton Boulevard. The heart behind planning events like this one is making sure everyone can visit the city of Clinton and become invested in the community.
Planning a car show for people outside the car world is also important to organizers. “When we look at our Main Street events, we want to plan things that different parts of our population will be interested in,” Tara Lytal, Program Director of Main Street Clinton, said. “This type of event draws a really fun crowd and, hopefully, visitors will see what we have to offer and feel encouraged to come back again. We love being able to witness a surge in involvement and share the special parts of our city with as many people as we can.”
These local events hope to give Clinton residents the chance to experience the world of car lovers by seeing unique models of cars. Learning about antique cars is one thing but being able to rebuild one is a more difficult feat. Main Street wants to showcase the hard work that car owners put in, and the community they travel in.
“Car people love to gather,” said Mayor Phil Fisher, who also serves on the Main Street Clinton committee that plans the event. “I mean they go to these competitions every weekend. So we are really thrilled to be hosting them again this year. They are a real family and are really in tune with the cars they own. It’s more than just a casual hobby; it's usually longtime friends getting together and visiting, chatting about what they love and have in common.”
Fisher, a fellow vintage car owner, remarked on the culture of automobile aficionados. He pointed to the creativity exhibited in car rebuilds and the real sense of pride derived in remaking or preserving the originality of one’s car. “There is no one right way to own one of these cars,” Fisher said. “These car shows allow owners to gather inspiration from fellow enthusiasts. Really if it’s your car, it’s up to you what you do with it, but seeing what other people are doing with theirs is a pretty neat thing.”
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