Corvettes Cruise Through the Weekend

One of the best things about living in the “official” car cruise capital of the state I reside in is that during the months of April through October, I can get a close look at thousands of classic automobiles and on occasion, even see exotics and true rarities.

Because on the fourth weekend of each of these seven months of the year, Somernites Cruise takes place.

Unlike many car shows, this one isn’t a contest. There are no trophies or prizes to be had by any of the entrants.

It’s simply a gathering of classic car owners, enthusiasts and thousands of gawkers that come to give the cars a look. And after the show and shine ends, those who’ve brought their cars are encouraged to take part in a little “American Graffiti” style cruising down the main thoroughfare.

Some might argue that those factors alone are prizes themselves.

Nearly a thousand cars turned out at the just concluded cruise from this past weekend. And since the focus of July’s cruise was the Chevrolet Corvette, more than 250 of ‘vettes were on display, with one owner bringing his more than 2,100 miles from California to the cruise in Kentucky.

After the break, check out just a few of those quarter-thousand ‘vettes that lined up this past Saturday.

About Cecil Helton

Cecil Helton Cecil Helton is a U.S.-based writer and editor with passions for cars, motorcycles, boats, technology and social media. Much of his professional life since 1996 has been web-centric, and he’s written and developed content on a variety of subjects. His work in the houseboat industry received wide acclaim, such as winning the 1999 Cisco Systems Growing with Technology award and being named one of five finalists in the manufacturing sector of the 2000 Computerworld-Smithsonian Awards. As an Air Force brat, he spent much of his childhood in a two-year cycle of moving to a new place, making new friends, establishing a life, and then moving again. Destinations included: Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, the Greek isle of Crete, California and Ohio. Today you’ll find Cecil coping with his 15 year old son’s decision to pursue a motorcycle license at the same time he gets his driver’s license, being active across the web on multiple social media sites, and of course, writing articles and creating content on automotive and car insurance related topics right here at

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