West Side Nut Club Cruise-In returns to the West Side of Evansville

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“They just don’t make them like they used to” is a phrase that comes up often. From electronics like televisions to home appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, or dishwashers, as demand for these products has grown over time, companies have found more cost-effective materials that allowed them to mass-produce these items in order to make them available to the consumer more quickly. More often than not, when one of these items breaks, it is often more cost effective to replace it completely than to simply repair it. The same could be said of the automotive industry. However, some of the reasons behind the changes in this industry, beyond profitability, were to create lighter and more aerodynamic vehicles to increase speed and fuel efficiency. An unfortunate side effect of these changes was the design of the vehicle itself. Hard edges and straight lines have been replaced with more curves and rounded edges. To take nothing away from today’s car designers, there are quite a few vehicles on the road that definitely have a “sit down, shut up and hang in there ’cause we’re gonna go fast” look, but there there’s something about a classic car that’s been kept in pristine condition that draws people in. Even if it only gets five miles per gallon.

The 20th Annual West Side Nut Club Cruise will take place June 11 on Franklin Street

Classic cars in a row parked on an asphalt parking lot

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If you love vehicles built the way they once were, plan on heading to Franklin Street on Saturday June 11 for the 20th Annual West Side Nut Club Cruise. Much like the Fall Festival each October, the Cruise-In will take place along Franklin Street between St. Joe Avenue and Wabash Avenue of Flags from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vehicle check-in will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration tables will be set up in the median across from the West Branch Library at the intersection of 10th and Franklin as well as across from Sportsman’s Billiards between 12th Street and St. Joe.

Registration is free and open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles. However, donations to the West Side Nut Club Scholarship Fund will be welcome.

Trophies will be awarded for people’s choice for best car, best truck and best bike. Half pot tickets will also be available for purchase with a maximum payout of $1,500.00. The draw must take place at Nutclub Plaza at the corner of 10th and Franklin after 7:00 p.m.

[Source: West Side Nut Club]

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