The Southsider Voice’s final cruise-in of the season was Friday, and those attending it braved less-than-inviting weather.
It was the first time all year that Mother Nature threw a curve ball. Even with the intermittent drizzle and cool temperatures, there were still some die-hards who brought a variety of classic and custom cars for the small yet festive crowd to enjoy.
As always, there were free beverages and food – this time pulled pork sandwiches, pizza and baked beans, the perfect eats for a brisk autumn evening.
The event kicked off with the playing of the national anthem. The color guard was represented by Venturing Crew 270, a coed Boy Scouts of America program, with Rachael Redell, Kaileigh Dixon and Helen Hollinger performing the honors.
Special thanks to disc jockey Paul Rippy who worked tirelessly to make arrangements through John O’Gara to have O’Gara’s Dallara IndyCar show car on display for everyone to admire and have their pictures taken in it. O’Gara is a Beech Grove business owner and the father-in-law of Sarah Fisher, co-owner of CFH Racing. And if that wasn’t enough, a decal bearing the name of The Southsider Voice was applied to the car.
Thanks are also in order for the people who brought their vehicles to the show and the ones held earlier this year. These dedicated gearheads and car aficionados proudly display their prized possessions for all to admire and reminisce over.
Friday’s show closed out the third season of cruise-ins hosted by The Voice. The events continue to draw increasingly larger crows, and this year’s were the best yet.
We can’t wait for the first Friday in May ... that’s when the fun will start back up.