By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief—
Muncie, IN—If you are a classic car aficionado, the place to be this weekend is going to be downtown Muncie. Or dwntwn Muncie, to be more accurate.
Once popular decades ago, cruising South Madison Street pretty much went by the wayside. But in 2018, Troy Watters kicked off his Cruising South Madison Street event and the 3rd Saturday of the month suddenly became an instant “must-go-to” calendar entry. Watters is the man behind that popular event.
“I used to cruise Madison Street all the time when I was younger,” Watters said. “I’ve been to Somerset Kentucky ( population 11,196 according to the 2010 census) on weekends where they put on the Somernites Cruise during the summer. I thought it would be cool if we could do the same kind of thing in Muncie once a month.”
Now Watters is helping the Muncie Downtown Development partnership with another great event—a downtown car show to be held this Saturday, May 22nd.
According to a social media post, Watters said that “everything is going great and we are getting a really big response from everyone including some from different states that plan to travel for the show. The Courtyard Marriott is giving discounted rates for the show for $89.00 per night if you just tell them you are attending the downtown car show when making reservations.”
This first annual event will feature classic and hot rod cars lining downtown streets from Jackson to the roundabout and
There will be 4 food vendors and a kettle popcorn vendor.