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Annual cruise-in was tremendous success

Published 9:47am Thursday, September 12, 2013

We would like to offer an open letter of appreciation to all those that made possible the Friends of Ironton 10th Annual Cruise-In for cars and trucks.

The Friends of Ironton presented the Cruise-In as one of the annual August events of Rally on the River.

First, we would like to thank all our participants who took the time to share their vehicles with the public. Without them, there would not have been a Cruise-In.

Second, we would like to thank all our sponsors for making the Friends of Ironton 10th Annual Cruise-In an event that was open for public viewing and offered a family friendly atmosphere. The following businesses and supporters included Bob Clyse Chevrolet Buick GMC “Sponsor of the Decade,” Jack Wade Motor Parts Wholesale Inc “Sponsor of the Year,” Advance Auto Parts, Am Vets Post 433, Auto Zone, Awards plus Tees, BC Tool Rental, Bob Ackerman, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carey’s Tires, Cash Express, Charlie’s Tires, City of Ironton, Dickess Auto Repair, Discount Tires, Fields Welding Supplies, Green Auto Sales, Giovanni’s, House of Kustom, Iron City Hardware, Ironton Hills Plaza, Jim Howard and Son, Laid Back, Long John Silvers, Loan Central, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Mary Kay, Merle Norman, Mike Davenport Attorney at Law, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio University Southern, Ohio Valley Crash Parts, Rich Blankenship Mayor of Ironton, The Barker Shop, Tim’s 93 Gas & Go, Tom Dalton Towing, Wendy’s, and 2nd Street Auto Sales. The above sponsors made available to our displayers of vehicles a vast array of goods or services as door prizes.

Plaques were presented to the following: Ellis Maynard, Best of Show, 1931 Chrysler Coupe; Frankie Mullins, Street Machine, 1949 Olds Convertible; Jim Howard, Street Rod, 1933 Ford Coupe; and Chris Mittendorf, Young Gun, Chevy S-10. Additional plaques were presented for Old School and Mayor’s Choice categories. We congratulate all of those receiving plaques for sharing their quality vehicles with the Friends Of Ironton as they helped support the Ro-Na restoration.

Thanks also go to our volunteer staff that included: Bob Cleary, Mike Corn, Dan Evans, Carol Pennington, Debbie Rogers, Rick Rogers, Ronald and Viola Thomas.

Ronald Thomas

Friends of Ironton Volunteer

Cruise-In Coordinator



  • tiggeroo

    The Car cruise in was terrific. Best in several years. So glad to see so many folks showing their cars and folks to come out and admire and enjoy them.

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