The last Wellsboro Classic Car Cruise-In of the 2009 summer season looked like it might not happen due to the weather forecast. The weather held and, although the number of cars participating was down, the Aug. 29 cruise-in went off without a hitch. Cruise-in Chair Al Garrison said “We had 20 vehicles attending and others interested in seeing them and talking to their owners attended, too. There were lots of people on Crafton Street,” he noted.
1956 Ford Victoria from Troy
Larry and Carol Cordner of Troy love driving their mandarin orange and cream 1956 Ford Victoria to area car shows and cruise-ins. Carol said, “We go to a car show or cruise-in every weekend. It’s kind of a hobby.” They have been to shows or cruise-ins in Mansfield, Blossburg, Williams port and beyond. “Every Friday night, we go to the cruise-in at Eldridge Park in Elmira, N.Y. It’s really a nice way to get to know other people. Most of us who attend the cruise-ins and shows seem to be about the same age although there seems to be an interest by more young people every year.
“We bought our Ford Victoria in 2006. My husband has done some updating but it is pretty much the way we bought it. The Ford Victoria was my husband’s first car when he was in high school. We also have a red 1966 Ford Mustang convertible. We brought that over to Wellsboro for the May Cruise-In.
“We just love Wellsboro. The Wellsboro Cruise-In is the one we put on our calendar. I hope they do well and keep it going because the people are so friendly and appreciate us being there. They make every effort to come around and say something to everyone. That is really nice. It makes you want to come back.”