Aurora car show cruises into A&W

By KBJR News 1

August 16, 2014 Updated Aug 16, 2014 at 9:36 PM CST

Aurora, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- They came in droves; and Fords, Chevies, Chryslers and Studebakers.

This is Aurora's 17th annual car cruise night at the A&W.

"It just goes hand in hand with the drive in business," said John Rossiter, of the Aurora Family A&W, "the car club [is] a very popular hobby. It's a great night to bring the City of Aurora and the surrounding communities for a family fun night."

The phrase "surrounding communities" is used loosely. These three boys are from southeast of the Twin Cities.

People come for the food and dancing as well as the cars. Robert Johnson of Aurora is a former car collector who likes to come to the cruise and look.

He no longer wants to drive the circuit in an old car, "because I fixed up four of them and I don't want to fix anymore," said Johnson.

Well, at least Scooby the Chihuahua here gives old cars his stamp of approval. So does Jeff Monaghan of Superior. The cruise may inspire him to get an old car.

"I tend to like those old Fords with the round shape from the 40's and 50's. I like those cars because they just seem like they're built solid and they last," said Monaghan.

Just like the cruise night now in its second decade of bringing Rangers and everyone else together.

The Aurora A&W usually holds two of the cruises every summer. This year, the first one was cancelled by rain. The second pulled in more than 90 collector cars.

Dave Anderson
danderson@kbjr.com