Misquamicut Beach’s weekly Classic Car Cruise Nights is underway, another indication that summer is in full effect in Westerly, Rhode Island. The sounds of the fifties and sixties blast through the air, blending with the crashing of ocean waves. Despite the cooler temps and cloudy conditions, there was a decent turnout for the first show of the summer.
Continuing the yearly tradition, Atlantic Beach Park’s east lot becomes a classic car lover’s dream every Thursday night starting this week, and continuing throughout the summer.
“Of all the classic car shows I attend, the one in Misquamicut is by far my favorite,” says Sean Doyle of Cumberland, RI.
Doyle, along with many others, made the hour trip to Misquamicut, just to attend opening night of the car show.
“I try to get down at least once a month from May to September,” says Doyle, who has been enjoying the car show for the past three years after he attended his first show in July of 2012, on a recommendation from a friend.
The event, presented by the Misquamicut Beach Association and hosted by DJ Mike English from 102.3 The Wolf, includes the opportunities to win prizes, as well as a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds going to the Westerly Warm Shelter.
“The classic car cruise nights brings in car enthusiasts from near and far, and is one of the most popular weekly events we have throughout the summer,” says Lou Trefes, owner of the East Lot. He also added, “As the weather conditions improve, more and more people make the trek to the beach to attend the show.”
The Classic Car Cruise Nights is a great opportunity for car enthusiasts in the New England area to socialize and share their passion for classic cars, while enjoying the beautiful views of Misquamicut Beach.