Vintage cars dating all the way back to the 1930s were on full display during the first New Buffalo Classic Car Cruise-in of the season the evening of Wednesday, July 6.
The cars lined one side of North Whittaker Street as well as Merchant Street, allowing their proud owners to sit beside them and chat with fellow car enthusiasts. In addition to the cars, visitors could also enjoy live entertainment, as musicians Don Savoie and John Vermilye could be heard strumming their guitars on the corners of Whittaker and Merchant streets and Whittaker and Mechanic streets throughout the evening.
Despite being older models, all the cars were shiny and looked as good as new. This included a white, 1939 Chevrolet, which owner Howard Klotz said he had owned for 28 years. The car had been “completely modified,” he said, as it now featured all the modern amenities, such as air conditioning.
Sponsored by the New Buffalo Business Association, the Car Cruise-ins are scheduled to take place the first Wednesdays of the month through October in downtown New Buffalo, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3.