The monthly cruise-in is the place to be to see sports cars, exotic cars, classic cars and hot rod rods. PHOTO BY AUSTIN DOTSON

The monthly cruise-in is the place to be to see sports cars, exotic cars, classic cars and hot rod rods. PHOTO BY AUSTIN DOTSON

The parking lot at Monroe Hardware in Mint Hill was packed Friday, August 2 with classics, exotics, and hot rods to the delight of the crowd that came to view them.

The summer cruise-in series continued with a large showing of owners enjoying the warm weather and a chance to share some information about their automobiles with others who appreciate them or who want to learn more about owning, restoring, or maintaining a collectable automobile.

50/50 raffle tickets are available at every cruise-in and can be purchased for $1 each, 10 tickets for $5, or 20 tickets for $10.  Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

The cruise-ins are held in the parking lot of Monroe Hardware from 6-9 pm on the first Friday of each month. The last two cruise-ins of the season will be September 6, and October 4.

For more information, contact Vincenta or Ron Theroux at 704-573-0252, or Bill Readhead at 704-907-3601.