The Indiana bicentennial torch relay passed through the lovely town of Fortville over the weekend. Theresa Werking and her team from the city’s action committee organized a classic car show and cruise-in to celebrate the occasion.
About 100 cruisers from across the state gathered to see the marching band and torch relay.
Several years ago a small number of cruisers started showing up Wednesday evenings on Main Street in Fortville. They had heard about the great softball-sized ice cream offerings at the local Indulge Cafe and just started meeting there during nice weather. They asked the local businesses if they could bring more of their car buddies to park along Main Street. And soon it became a local tradition and economic boon to this small rural town.
The town now sponsors an annual Cruise on Main car show each year the weekend after Labor Day as noted in the “Indiana Tour Guide.” Fortville has a park and can accommodate more than 300 classic cars. They also host a winter festival the first weekend in December each year.
Werking suggests that cruisers check out her short video on Facebook at Fortville Action Inc. to see for themselves the friendly atmosphere being provided for the classic car community in her beloved town.
Until next time, happy cruising!