By Sarah Richardson
The DARE to Cruz Car Show is returning to Lewisburg this year for its 14th run, but in a slightly new location. Jim’s Drive-In will host the event this year, with a road closure planned for Route 60 stretching from Maple Street to McElhenny Road. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, with the free show running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is an entry fee of $10 per vehicle, and the first 100 entries will receive a free DARE to Cruz T-shirt. Each vehicle entry will be entered for a door prize giveaway, and the raffle will begin around 1:30 p.m.
Every year this event brings folks to Lewisburg for a thrilling stroll down memory lane, taking in the polished antiques, shiny classics, unique muscle cars and trucks, slick street rides, chrome-covered motorcycles, and foreign cars of all kinds lined up like Christmas morning.
This event is sponsored by the Lewisburg Police Department, as the annual DARE to Cruz show was initiated by former Lewisburg Police Chief Tim Stover, an avid car guy. All proceeds benefit the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program taught at Lewisburg Elementary School for all fifth-grade students
Participating vehicles may enter from either side of Route 60 at McElhenny Road or Maple Street. The Jim’s Drive-In parking lot will be filled with entries first, followed by Route 60 in front of Jim’s, then the Lewisburg Elementary School parking lot. One lane of the roadway will be kept free for participants to come and go as they wish.
Spectators may park at the Greenbrier County Public Library, or at the rear entrance to Lewisburg Elementary School off of McElhenny Road.
Jim’s Drive-In will be offering a full menu and will also be serving breakfast items during the morning.
For more information, please contact Lt. J.D. Hughes with the Lewisburg Police Department at 304-645-1626.