Friday, June 4, 2010

Somerville Cruise Night

Grab your camera and drive up to Somerville this evening for Cruise Night, a tradition since 1989.

Cruise night is usually promoted as running from 5-9 p.m., but cruisers looking for the best parking places usually start showing up by 3 p.m. Also, don't forget to look for more classic cars parked in the rear municipal lots along Main Street - like the one behind the church.

The evening's featured cars are parked in front of the Somerset County Courthouse,

Continuing this year is the free Connie Tarantino Summer Concert Series with an appearance by the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band in front of the courthouse from 7-8 p.m.

This is also an opportunity to have a picnic on the Courthouse lawn or buy a snack (maybe an ice cream cone) or eat at the many restaurants that provide outdoor dining. I find that I have a problem eating outside along main street during cruise; I keep wanting to hop up to take photos of the cars going by.

And remember, no matter what your age, keep an eye out for the first car you ever owned. Or the one that you wished you owned. Or the one you got rid of and wished you still had.

The Find Somerville website listed today's specialty cars as Cadillac-LaSalles, but the Raritan River Region Cadillac and LaSalle Club has it listed as June 11th.

So, I decided to pick out some Caddy photos from past cruise nights. Notice how they barely fit into 21st century parking spaces!

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