Largest turn-out ever for ‘Cruzin’ Main Street’ in Upper Marlboro
Saturday on Main Street in Upper Marlboro is a busy place — especially with the addition of classic vehicles. The Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department and Ledo Pizza hosted the 11th annual “Cruzin’ Main Street” car, truck and bike show Aug. 27 to benefit the department and Lions Club of Upper Marlboro.
More than 130 rodders and cyclists, including members of the Tri-County Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club, arrived in late afternoon before traffic was closed at 4 p.m. Owners staged their vehicles along Main Street at an angle with hoods up for judging. So many participants this year required an overflow lot and use of an additional street.
With oldies music playing up and down the street, the mood of a 1950s-era stroll was set. The public entered to take in the variety of show cars and bikes, and judges set out to inspect registered vehicles. Points were awarded for wheels and tires, engine, trunk, interior, exterior body appearance and more.
Show awards were announced and trophies presented later that evening. Among the winners were Tri-County Cruisers members Bill Bushey for his ‘57 Ford panel truck and Jim Morris with his ‘47 Dodge Rat Rod. Each received a judges’ award trophy and gift card from Ledo Pizza.
Jay Tucker — a Tri-County Cruiser, member of the Marlboro VFD and chairman for the Prince George’s County Fire Commission — helped coordinate the event, as did Jeff Wyvill of the Upper Marlboro Lyons Club.