The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

August 30, 2013

Supersized Super Cruise

Annual event marks highest participation ever

By HOWARD BALABAN howard.balaban@journal-register.com
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — It was not easy to count the classic cars in Medina Wednesday night, but Donna Bushover estimated that between 275 and 300 participated in the annual Super Cruise event.

“It was our biggest one ever,” she stated. 

The previous high was in the 220 to 250 range.

Muscle cars and Model-Ts and everything in betwen lined North Main Street, a few side streets, and even took up temporary residence in the parking lot at Hartway Motors.

“We had a lot of community support,” Bushover said. “Our community should be proud of such a great event without too much of a budget.”

Bushover and Dave Green co-organize the event, which has included Friday night cruise-ins over the summer. Wednesday’s annual happening added the music of Terry Buchwald as Elvis. He rode his motorcycle between the parked classic cars to the stage on the north end of the street. His performance was viewed by a rather large crowd on hand for the end-of-summer event.

The Super Cruise was hosted by the United Way of Orleans County and all proceeds from it go toward the charity.

Bushover said a number of local businesses, organizations, and associations donate to help make the event a success.

Cars (and their owners) come from all over Western New York, she said. Some come alone, and some come with their local clubs from areas like Perry, Rochester and Batavia.

“I’m sure there are people from farther out that I don’t know about,” Bushover added.

The weekly cruise-ins, Bushover said, provide a relaxed atmosphere. Super Cruise, she noted, can attribute a lot of its success to the cooperation given by the village.

Bushover specifically mentioned how the presence of law enforcement has helped avoid problems at the event, which is now in its 17th year. She also said the Department of Public Works has been a great help, too.

While Super Cruise is typically the last cruise-in of the summer, there is actually one more cruise-in scheduled for Friday at the Canal Basin.