Acushnet held its seventh annual Cruise Night on Thursday, 8/25, in the center of town. Main Street was blocked off around the Parting Ways Green and got filled up with old cars and oldies music. Local organizations sold food and people danced to the music of The Klassics, or just milled around looking at cars, talking about old cars, or sat in lawn chairs taking it all in.
The event is sponsored by the Town of Acushnet and the Acushnet Celebration Committee. Music was sponsored by the Acushnet Policemen’s Association.
ABOVE: This 1958 Ford Fairlane is owned by Chuck Wingate. He has owned it for 17 years and fixed it up twice. The instrument panel on the Fairlane. Note the speedometer goes up to 120 miles per hour. Photos by Beth David.
ABOVE Four old Mustangs, 1965 to 1969, are lined up in the Acushnet Town Hall parking lot. ABOVE RIGHT: This is an amusement park car. It’s buddy, right behind it, is a 1954 Ford F100. They are both owned by Ron and Tina Gaudette.
ABOVE LEFT: The owner wasn’t around, so we’re not sure of the year, but we believe this Corvette is a late 1950s mode. RIGHT: Note the speedometer goes to 140 MPH.