Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Cool Cars Coming to Archer Avenue

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

Hundreds of car-loving men, women and children are expected
to turn out from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 13 along Archer Avenue in Garfield Ridge for the annual "Archer Cruise Night" auto show sponsored by the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch, in conjunction with the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held along Archer, basically between Nashville and Normandy. Many of the vehicles will be parking in the off-street lots of the Archer Heights Credit Union and MacNeal/Loyola medical center.

No charge to view the vehicles, and no charge to bring and showcase your own classic vehicle. Just arrive plenty early and find a good spot.

Expect to hear plenty of oohs and aahs as men, women and
children show their appreciation for a wide range of cool, classic vehicles. In past years, those have included everything from modern muscle cars to 100-year-old Fords to a 1950s ambulance to a 1960s VW bus to classic motorcycles to a quirky, custom-built wooden car.

There will be food trucks parking in the area.

Beyond the obvious fun for all, the purpose of this event (founded in 2014 by the GRREAT organization) is to show everyone that, given a good reason, people from the neighborhood (and beyond) will come to Archer Avenue and spend money--and that therefore, it can easily be a vibrant commercial strip--and is a good choice for businesses looking for a profitable location.

We at the Southwest Chicago Post have been there with a camera for almost every cruise and are pleased to share a few images, to give everyone an idea of what to expect. Enjoy!

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