The thunderous roar of more than 1,500 cars and motorcycles could be heard for miles, as car enthusiasts from all across Long Island and the surrounding area gathered at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, this past weekend, for Nassau County’s fifth annual Cruise to the Show event.
Marking 50 years since the creation of the Ford Mustang, the Cruise to the Show kicked things off on Saturday, Sept. 27, with an exclusive showcase of the American muscle classic. More than 500 Ford Mustangs and Shelbys from all across the country came out to celebrate the Pony’s 50th anniversary.
After the show, Nassau County’s own Eddie Money took the stage at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre for a free performance. Performing their hits, including “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets To Paradise.” the band wrapped up the first day of the event by making sure everyone left home with a smile.
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Automotive enthusiasts were up at the crack of dawn, on Sunday, Sept. 28, to ready for the parade. Cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes traveled from Briarcliff College to Eisenhower Park, where they would shift gears, putting their vehicles into park before cruising around to see some of the other astonishing vehicles on display.
Hollywood Car Designer George Barris also made an appearance with several classics from Tinseltown, including the original 1966 Batmobile, Drag-u-la from The Munsters, Doc Brown’s Delorean Time Machine from Back to the Future, Speed Racer‘s Mach V, the Bat-Limo and the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard.
The 2014 Cruise to the Show was made possible with the support from sponsors Sarant Cadillac, Westbury Jeep, Levittown Ford, Robert Chevrolet, Nassau Fire Apparatus, Movin-On Sounds & GPS, Automat Auto Customizing, Precision Wheels, Man-Products, Mobile Fleet, Hurricane Wings, Gliptone, Pole Position Raceway and WBAB Radio 102.3 FM.