Monday, July 25, 2016

Bruster's of Culpeper 7-23-2016

The fourth Saturday of the month and Cruisin For Heroes puts on their Bruster’s of Culpeper cruise with the assistance of the Fredericksburg Classic and Muscle Car Club.  The weatherguessers said Saturday would be near 100 with the heat index…but the good news was Sunday & Monday would be even hotter! Yaaaaa! 

We met Jim and Jimmy & Anne at the Sheetz in N. Stafford then at 2PM we cruised 40 miles to Bruster’s in Culpeper.  We arrived and began setting up….and began to really notice the heat.  Rick & Kim were stopping on their way back from vacation and DJ Chip rolled in shortly after we set up the DJ canopy.  Chip is donating his time and talent to provide the music and announcements for us….he is the best.  The Fredericksburg club not only comes to add to the participants they help us run the event.  Kim always runs the 50/50 with help from fellow club members.  It’s tough to explain the heat….it was oppressive and almost depressive.  The heat makes everything you do just that much harder…especially for us old folks….grinning. 
We had a vendor join us this month, State Farm agent, Hunter Wyant and his crew.  Lou is going to see how we can make his presence at some of our events an opportunity to add to the funds we collect for Fisher House Foundation….we’ll see how this unfolds. 
The oppressive heat kept some cruisers away but not Tom & Larry with their Pro Street Chevy’s.  These beasts are what a part of hot rodding is all about….they roam the VA & MD cruises with other Pro Street cars allowing us to hear/feel/see what streetable race cars are like….thanks guys.
We had about 37 cars visit the event….which was a surprise because of the white hot temps.  Some left before I got the chance to photograph their rides, it was just too hot. 
Dave won the Bruster’s Manager’s choice with his very green ’37 Chevy Sedan….and Doug & his wife (orange 49 Chevy gasser) won the 50/50 (which they gave back for Fisher House).  Jim & Lou shortened the cruise and closed it down at 7PM because of the heat….a good call.
I think we have just a few little adjustments to make for our cruise and then it will be all about inviting more people….I think we have room for about 40 more rides….we’ll see.
We took down everything, packed it up and ran for home….it was a very long day for me….it would take me two days to recover and get back to my normal for a 72 year old guy with no hair….hehehehe
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