Cruise-In and Business Expo Deliver!
Classic Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles rolled through Essex Saturday for the 3rd Annual Essex Rocks & Rolls Cruise in and Business Expo. This was the first year the two events were held on the same day and it brought what it promised. A ton of fun!
The classic vehicles started arriving just before 9 a.m. and were guided to their show spots while the vendors set up. The crowd favorites were definitely the monster truck, Train Wreck, and the TOP dragster cars. Train Wreck was brought to this year’s event courtesy Ken Knapp Ford and this is the third year that Lasalle’s Ed and Liz Smith’s dragsters have made their appearance.
Over 20 vendors brought a wide variety of great things for sale and the entertainment included Ultimate Sensations DJ Service, Todd Porter, magician Paul Reaume and Enchanted Adventure Parties.
Despite an early shutdown due to pending weather, organizers say they matched last year’s fundraising efforts. Money raised from the event will benefit Essex Community Services.
Many thanks to all the participating vendors, cruisers and volunteers, including the Essex Fire Department and the Essex Parks and Recreation staff for all their help.
Photos: Craig Cook