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Line The Streets

Car Enthusiasts Cruise-In To Downtown Jamestown

Downtown Jamestown streets were lined with automobiles and people during the annual Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, with partner Der Kobblers Automobile Association, Cruise-In. This was the 27th consecutive year an automobile show was held downtown. P-J photos by Dennis Phillips

For the 27th consecutive year, motor enthusiast lined and packed downtown streets to see roadsters, muscle cars or classic automobiles.

On Friday, the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce presented, with partner Der Kobblers Automobile Association, the Jamestown Cruise-In.

The annual event had several people crowding along Third Street between Washington and Spring streets to see stylish automobiles.

Joel Balbo of Lakewood didn’t bring an automobile to the show, but attended because he likes looking at all of the roadsters, muscle cars, trucks or classic automobiles that were available to see.

“I like all of them,” he said.

Balbo said a couple of his favorites he was able to see included a Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport and a 1937 Ford Coupe.

“That’s a really nice car,” he said.

Jim Constantino of Ashville, but a native of Jamestown said he brought his 1980 Corvette Stingray.

“I usually bring something,” he said. “I just got that in May.”

Even though there are dozens of great automobiles to look at and view during the show, Constantino said visiting with people is why he annually attends the downtown show.

“The people. I get to see a lot of people I used to know. I get to run into them down here,” he said.

Downtown businesses were encouraged to offer specials and a number of street vendors were downtown as well. Children could get balloon sculptures or take part in a Hula Hoop and bubblegum contests. Live music by local band The In Crowd kept the party going.

Jamestown Cruise-In was proudly sponsored by Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric, Jamestown Renaissance Corp., LiteHouse Auto, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Elegant Edibles Catering, Five Star Bank and Lake Shore Paving.

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