2017 marked the eighth year for the Marshfield Cruisers and another successful on the books.
There was good turn out at every event with 100 or better classic automobiles most months and nearly that at the others. Well over 100 new ones signed up. Participants have come as far away as Cuba, Summersville, West Plains and many, many from our neighbors all around, for which we and the Marshfield community are very grateful.
The Marshfield Cruisers are very appreciative of the support from the Marshfield community. Much of the success of the Marshfield Cruisers can be attributed to the generosity of the sponsorships (see list elsewhere) and Gary Richter and his outstanding handling of the Facebook, website and email accounts. The success enjoyed is definitely a team effort. Thanks to all!!!
2016 marked the seventh year for the Marshfield Cruisers and another successful year on the books. There was good turn out at every event and new ones signed up.
In May, the cruise-in moved to Young's Shopping Center. This has proven to be a good move as there is more parking and accommodations.
The drawings continue to be a success and fulfill its purpose of keeping a crowd there until 7 p.m. Our sponsors have been very supportive of our efforts. Be sure to thank them as you have opportunity.
Thanks to those who took part in the Give Ozarks Day Cruise-In, Drew Summers Car & Bike Show, Harvest Days, Conway Community Days and Seymour Apple Festival. It's always good to support these home town efforts.
2015 was a "banner year" for the Marshfield Cruisers with an average participation of 90 vehicles; lowest was 50 on a rain threatening evening and a high of about 125. The June event was canceled due to rain.
Thanks to all who took part in the Drew Summers Memorial Car and Bike Show and Harvest Days. Both these events support downtown Marshfield and the area.
There was low participation for both cruise drive events so none are being scheduled for 2016.
The new event in 2015, the drawing at 7 p.m., proved to be very popular. Some sponsors helped multiple times and have already committed to 2016. See 2015 list.
Many individuals have contributed to the success of the Marshfield Cruisers. It would be impossible to name them individually but you know who you are. Thanks to each of you. Your support means a lot in keeping this event going.
It's hard to believe, the 2015 season will be the sixth year for Marshfield Cruisers and it just continues to grow.
Participants in the monthly event averaged around 55 cars with a range from 75 in April to a low of 35 in August, a few sprinkles scared some off! In October, the Cruise-In was cancelled due to weather, the first time that had happened.
Other events throughout the year, including cruise drives to Lebanon, Buffalo and Mount Vernon, were well attended except the "Picnic in the Park". Who could have anticipated in March when park reservations were made, that August 23rd would turn out to be the hottest day of the year! Still the few who did attend enjoyed the picnic and opportunity to get better acquainted with fellow car lovers, and after all, that was what it was all about.
Several were supportive of the Drew Summers Memorial Scholarship Car Show, Timber Ridge Car Show, Steve Shelton Benefit, Harvest Days and area parades. Your participation and support continues to be welcomed and appreciated.
As the fifth year for the Marshfield Cruisers approaches, having started on the Square in 2010 by Melissa Brunner and her family, it is hoped this will be the best year ever. There has been considerable growth since its beginning.
The mailing list now numbers over 200 with 35 - 70 automobiles on display each month April through October.
Several took part in the cruise drives to Steak N Shake and Cracker Barrell, the Timber Ridge Car Show at MC Motor Sports, Drew Summers Memorial Car & Bike Show, the Angie Carter Benefit as well as Harvest Days and area parades and cruise-ins.
The success of the Cruise-Ins is a joint effort. It takes work and dedication not only on the part of the organizers but more importantly, event attendees. Your participation is welcome, needed and appreciated.
In 2012, the cruise-in was held on the parking lot behind Dairy Queen and Taco Bell. At the first cruise-in in April, about 40 automobiles were on display. In May, this number reached over 50. Throughout the summer, numbers ranged from 30 to 40 and over with new participants each time.
In May, some took part in the VFW Trivia Cruise.
In June, 23 cars formed a caravan to the Fair Grove Swap Meet. We are joined by others there, totaling about 30. The cobbler and ice cream was awesome. Some come back by MC Motor Sports Tires and Wheels Grand Opening, and that evening drove to Uncle Roosters for their monthy cruise-in. Also several participated in the Drew Summers Scholarship Car Show on the Marshfield Square.
July was filled with parades and car shows including Cedar Gap Classic Car Show and Timber Ridge Baptist Church Car Show at MC Motor Sports.
In August, 20 cars and about 35 individuals, cruised old Route 66 to Lebanon for breakfast at Shoney's. Some of our Lebanon friends joined us and then toured the Route 66 Museum.
In October, about 25 took part in Marshfield's annual Harvest Days on the Square, followed by the final cruise of the season that evening.
It was a very good year!