FREDERICKTOWN — Wonderful weather, vintage cars and motorcycles, great entertainment, shopping and food all combined on Saturday to make the 12th annual Fredericktown cruise in a success. The Hotrods for Heroes event raised funds for the Fredericktown Community Fire District and Emergency Medical Service. A final figure was unavailable at press time.
A steady stream of visitors strolled around the grounds of the Fredericktown Flea Market, checking out the classic vehicles, inspecting a fire truck, listening to music provided by Hayley Watson and Abia, looking for hidden treasures in the flea market and enjoying refreshments.
The number of vehicles on display was slightly disappointing — about a dozen — but the quality made up for the lack of quantity. For instance, Ron and Diana Pike of Mount Vernon took advantage of the event to show off their restored 1965 Mustang for the very first time.
Utica’s James Farmer was on hand with his 1964 Corvette. A veteran car show exhibitor, he said he liked the idea of a free cruise-in rather than a paid car show.
“I like to show off my car, but entry fees can get pretty expensive,” he said. “This is a nice setting. The weather is good today and it’s been fun.”
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