Oakboro Cruise-In

Oakboro Cruise-In Largest cruise-in held in a North Carolina downtown. Come the 4th Friday of each month. Cars start arriving between 1-3 p.m. The event runs from 5-9:30 p.m.
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The burnout starts at 9 p.m. Bring your camera, old car and lawn chair. Buy 50/50 tickets. Always held the 4th Friday of the month, with the exception of December when it may fall on Christmas.

Operating as usual

10/22/2020

YES! Cruise-in THIS Friday! Weather will be GREAT!
Can't wait to see you in Oakboro!

09/16/2020

SEP 25 is the NEXT OAKBORO Cruise-in. Keeping it simple. Like, share, follow. Thanks.

08/29/2020

Wow! Wow! And WOW!!!!

The turnout this evening was amazing! It is/was so good to see all of you, and to those that we missed, we look forward to seeing you in September!

Mark your calendar now for the 4th Friday in September as this will be the next Oakboro Cruise-in!

Cruise safe and we will see you then!

08/27/2020

Please share! Not sure why the word is not getting out or the post reaching everyone!
THE CRIUSE-IN IS ON FOR FRIDAY!
COME OUT AND ENJOY!

08/26/2020

Lots happening. Sorry for the late post.

WE ARE CRUISING FRIDAY!

Please do not park at the bank until AFTER it closes. Hope to see you there.

07/23/2020

READ CLOSELY! (please)

I, the one that does the FB page for the Cruise-in, am in touch with the authorities in Oakboro who are supportive of the Cruise-in tomorrow. I will give it to all of you straight. I quote: "I've received many complaints urging me to stop the Cruise-in from coming tomorrow".

Now, "many" can be anything more than 3, but we all have to remember, we are guests of Oakboro. We are there for an evening, the residents live there and the service people, (police, fire, medic) live AND work AND serve there. The last thing we need is to bring any stress or whatever to their lives.

The rest of the message I got reads, "I'm not sure if you would want to postpone it or just maybe put a warning out about masks, social distancing and whatnot." I'm not sure how you read that, but it sounds like we are still welcome, but if we all wear masks, encourage others to wear them, be smart and distance ourselves, have conversations while standing apart and so on, we are still welcome.

Let me state this another way that I hope is not needed, but just might be. IF we wear masks, distance, be smart and do what the authorities of Oakboro have asked us to do, the town of Oakboro will continue to welcome us in the future. If we do not, and some of the locals who wish us to not gather there get upset, we may not be welcome in the future. The choice is yours. Trying times for us all.

I am NOT getting into a debate on masks or not. I am simply stating it as it is. You know the risks. I do too.

IF ANYTHING CHANGES AND THEY ASK US TO POSTPONE IT, I WILL POST IT HERE AS SOON AS I FIND OUT!

Please share this, be safe, and I hope to see you tomorrow, at a distance...with a mask on.

07/21/2020

Let's Cruise! Friday evening, Oakboro.

We ask that if you attend, please be as respectful to everyone as possible. Wear masks if you feel you need to, respect those that are not wearing them. Keep your social distance, and by all means, if you are not feeling well, please wait until you feel better and attend a cruise in at a later date.

Law enforcement will be present (as always)and I personally ask that you speak to them and thank them for the job that they do to keep us ALL safe.

God Bless America and enjoy the Oakboro Cruise-in! It is good to be back!

06/16/2020

Cruisers. Please take a few moments to read this entire post.

I and the entire Oakboro community want to welcome all of you BACK with open arms, open streets, good times and everything that goes into making the Oakboro Cruise-in the BEST CRUISE-IN in the South East! (OK, I'm a touch biased, but if it is NOT the best, we are top 5!)

That being said. we are ON FOR JULY, and not June. Why? Well, as some of you know, the Oakboro 4th of July is just about the biggest July 4th celebration in the entire state, and it was cancelled this year, right down to the parade. The only thing happening this year are the fireworks on the night of the 4th. As you are now experiencing some emotions that may not be comfortable because we can not gather, please consider the 4th of July celebrants, vendors, entertainers, and most of all, the fire fighters, and how they must have felt. I know, two totally different gatherings, but not that different, and we would cruise BEFORE the 4th Celebration.
There have been all sorts of hard and hurt feelings over this, and I completely understand.
I have it on very good authority that we can cruise in July, no problems (unless something else happens in this crazy year that is 2020). I also want to extend the invite for you to come out on the cruise in night, enjoy a meal in town, maybe linger with some friend for a few extra minutes after the meal, soak in the evening, count your blessings and get ready for July. If you want to send me a picture of your car, truck, bike, etc. as we wait for July Cruising, email it to [email protected] and I'll post them here!

If the worst thing that happens to us is the Cruise-In has been cancelled, we are all truly blessed.

Stay safe all.

05/22/2020

June 26, 2020. We are planning to cruise that night. Stay tuned for updates!

03/18/2020

Hey Cruisers! We trust all of you are well and will STAY that way.

Our prayers go out to all of you, no matter how your lives have been or will be impacted by the virus, and we pray that you are safe and protected. I was with several "medical" people (Dr. 2 nurses) this evening and they were straight up and honest. This "thing" has not even started in the US yet. I, like so many others, was shocked to hear it as I have been in denial, thinking it is overblown, etc. Not the case.

With that being said, there will be no Oakboro Cruise-in for the month of March. If you and some friends or just you and your family want to ride out, get a meal to go from one of the restaurants, they would surely appreciate it, but here will be no organized official cruise-in this month.

We will keep you updated on the April Cruise-in as this thing plays out.

Stay safe, healthy, be smart, listen to the experts and survive this thing so we can all line the streets of Oakboro once again and make more memories with each other at the next Oakboro Cruise-in.

02/26/2020

UPDATE and CONFIRM last nights post. 1st Oakboro Cruise-in, March 27. Please share.

02/25/2020

Wow! What a winter! The weather was not (or has not been bad...so far) but so much has happened for me personally. Things are getting lined out now, so hopefully the "new normal" will treat me better.

The time change will be on March 8th, which is not that far away. That means the first Oakboro Cruise-in of the 2020 year will be on Friday, March 27th.

There have been a few changes in town and the biggest is the new traffic pattern on the lower end of town. The stop light by the hardware and Pennys Pizza has been moved to the intersection below the gas station, which WAS Citgo but is now Exxon. It can be a little confusing at first, but take your time and be careful. It will actually make town and the Cruise-in safer for all.

I hope to be back to posting often and keeping you all up to date. As always, feel free to send pictures to [email protected].

Cruise Safe! See you in about a month!

09/15/2019

Hey Cruisers! Please see my previous post. NO offers to help...yet. Counting on you!

09/05/2019

Hey Cruisers. Please read this and if you are interested, follow the instructions given so as NOT to overwhelm this event.
Woodhaven Court, and assisted living facility in Albemarle N.C. is asking for some car enthusiasts to display their classic cars at a family event on Saturday, September 28th from 6:00 until 7:30 PM with an outdoor movie (Grease) to follow. This is a 50's themed event and period dress would be appreciated, but not required.
If you would like to be a part of this event, please call Woodhaven at 704-983-1777 and tell them you saw the post here and are interested in helping out. My contact there is Blake Schooley.
You can visit the Woodhaven Court page and see a video of the residents getting ready for this event.
As always, Cruise safe and God Bless!

08/24/2019

With the rain, I've got some time to catch up on a few things, finally. I got this message from the good people just down 742 from Oakboro about an event they are hosting soon. Thought I'd put it out there for you all to mark on your calendars, if you like.

I've copied and pasted it below.
Uptown Wadesboro Inc is having a festival called Turn Back The Clock where we are planning on having a classic car show and other fun events like movies all featured around the 1950 time period. If anyone would like to show their cars the date is Sept. 21 from 10-2 in Uptown Wadesboro. no fee for entry. please call 704-694-4181. leave a message if no one answers.

Got to spend some time at the Cruise-in before the weather set in. Thanks to all that made the effort and we pray everyo...
08/24/2019

Got to spend some time at the Cruise-in before the weather set in. Thanks to all that made the effort and we pray everyone got home safe.

Here are a few pictures that I got to take while the sun was shining. Jerry Crayton is standing in front of his car holding the magazine. Jerry is one of the founders of the Cruise-in here at Oakboro and is responsible for its continued success. An article is going to be written about him and the Cruise-in for the local paper and we hope to get it out to other media outlets as well.

We couldn't do this without all of you. Thanks for coming out.

08/21/2019

Looking forward to Friday and the Cruise-in! Praying the storms stay away! Be safe!

07/19/2019

The Cruise-in is 1 week away! Stay safe in the heat. Hope to see you on the 26th!

06/28/2019

The Cruise in is on tonight, but be warned, the great Oakboro 4th of July celebration also begins tonight. Free concert, carnival, cars and food. Come on out!

05/22/2019

This FRIDAY is the Cruise-in! The Hornets Nest Car Club from Charlotte will be there along with a lot of other cruisers, spectators and cool car enthusiasts. Bring lots of water to stay cool and hydrated as it will be on the "warm side" to say the least. Wear your Red, White and Blue to show support and respect for those that never made it home while defending this, the greatest country ever. God Bless America!

On another note, the bank in the middle of town is undergoing a renovation. As of now, the lot is closed and can not be used for parking. We are hoping it will be open on Friday...but that is about all we can do right now. The pains of progress. If it is not open this weekend, hopefully it will be by the June Cruise-in.

As always, travel safe and we hope to see you Friday!

05/14/2019

Hey Cruisers! Yes we are still cruising in Oakboro! 4th Friday of the month. Hornets Nest Car Club from Charlotte will be in Oakboro this month (May), along with all of the regular cruisers. Wear you patriotic colors this month and let us honor the sacrifice of those that gave so much so we could have so much on this Memorial Day weekend.

Many apologies for not being more up to date with the page. Our person that generally runs this has "had a tough go of it" for the past several months. Things are looking better for them now and hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

03/17/2019

Yes, we will begin the Cruise-in the 4th Friday of the month, beginning THIS month, March. Life has been crazy for a while and I apologize for not posting. We hope to see you there! Much more to come. Stay tuned.

Got to go through Oakboro a few minutes ago, stopped at the NAPA to pick up a couple of things and saw this truck sittin...
09/28/2018

Got to go through Oakboro a few minutes ago, stopped at the NAPA to pick up a couple of things and saw this truck sitting out front. I had not seen it before, so I went and talked to the owner. 17 years in the making, finished it Memorial Day weekend, and here it is. He did it himself and he has every right to be proud of it. 1955 Chevy 3100, straight six 235 with the push button starter and big back glass. It was easy to see the pride on his face and hear it in his voice. THIS is what the hobby is about. Your vehicle like you want it, and simply enjoy it. I cheated and got his wife in the picture as well. I'm willing to bet it wouldn't have gotten done without her involvement.

Thanks for making the drive up from Wingate!

The Oakboro Cruise-in. Good times. Great people. Awesome vehicles. Stay safe cruisers.

09/27/2018

We trust the Hurricane has left all of you safe and well. Please keep those in the eastern part of both NC and SC in your prayers as the waters continue to rise. If you are able, lend a hand in any way you can, and don't be afraid to ask if you need a hand. Many people are willing to help, they just don't know how or who needs it.

WEll...the weather looks iffy for Friday, but we will be there. With the exception of a few local roads that are easily detoured, all roads are open. We got a lot of rain, but thankfully the wind never picked up or we would have been in bad shape. Very fortunate and blessed. We all are.

We are looking forward to seeing you all here Friday. Good friends, good times, beautiful cars. Oakboro Cruise-in.

08/23/2018

Wow, what a month. Cruise in THIS Friday, weather should be AMAZING! Come on out and bring a friend or two as we celebrate our civil servants. Police, fire, rescue will be honored Friday. If you are one of those that serve, either paid or volunteer, please wear something that identifies you as such. We are so dependent on all of you and if you have not been called to serve, take a second to thank those that do serve. If you see Chief TJ Smith of Oakboro, he is a great guy and will appreciate your speaking to him. He is working hard to help the Oakboro Cruise-in be better in every way. Stay tuned, some BIG things are in the works. May not happen this year, but it will happen. I will not be able to make it Friday, so please take plenty of pictures and email them to [email protected] or just post them here. Thanks for making the Oakboro Cruise-in the best cruise-in in the South East. You ALL are the best!

Thank you EVERYONE for a fantastic Cruise-in this evening. I took a few pictures. Hope I got one of yours. Thank you so ...
07/28/2018

Thank you EVERYONE for a fantastic Cruise-in this evening. I took a few pictures. Hope I got one of yours. Thank you so much Petty Garage for joining us this evening. We had a great time and trust that you did too. Photographers that want to share pic's. Send them to [email protected] and I'll get them up sometime before the August Cruise-in. Also photographers...I will have a request for you for next month as well. Stay in touch for more details. enjoy the photo's. Hope you see yours here!

This is from Petty's Garage. "Just so everyone is aware, the Petty's Garage Team and vehicles will be present not the ra...
07/27/2018

This is from Petty's Garage. "Just so everyone is aware, the Petty's Garage Team and vehicles will be present not the race team. Can't wait for this event!" This is a restoration, customizing shop associated with Petty. They are in Oakboro now. Come out for a good evening and lots of great cars, trucks, motorcycles and wonderful people.

07/27/2018

Just Confirmed. The Petty Race team is sending a hauler and 3 cars to Oakboro tomorrow for the Cruise-in. Will be something to see. Also, if you read this, make my life a bit easier and "like" the Oakboro Cruise-in page. That way you will get all of the updates, now that I can update once again, and you will be able to see things as they are posted. Also, if you want to share photo's, send them to [email protected] and I'll do my best to get them up. You all are the best. Thank you for making the Oakboro Cruise-in the BEST cruise in in the state and most likely the South East.

07/26/2018

Tomorrow Night it the Cruise-in! The theme is "Summer fun and the Beach" and if all goes well, we will have live beach music. Wear your beach clothes, Hawaiian shirts, and so on. The Hornets Nest Car Club from Charlotte will be making their annual trip to the Cruise-in as well. Should be a great night with a lot of great cars and even better people! Hope to see you there!

06/25/2018

Sorry we have not been posting. Computer died. Hope to be back soon. See you 7/27/18

05/25/2018

General Announcement. We will not cancel the Cruise-in. If it rains, the choice to come out is up to you. Please don't look for an official cancellation notice. If 12 or 120 show up, it is what it is. Praying the rains stay away.

Cruise safe!

05/19/2018

One week until the May Cruise-in! This Friday, Mickey Eller will be providing the music in front of the old Suntrust bank in town. Mickey performs mostly 50's music, so come ready to enjoy the music and some awesome vehicles.

Since the Oakboro Cruise-in began in 2003, a lot has changed. We are thankful to all of you for your support over the years. This year, we are going to add a bit of a change to each Cruise-in, beginning in May. Participation is obviously optional but we hope you will participate when you can.

May is the Armed Services Cruise-in since it is on Memorial Day weekend. We would like to have all Veterans, Active Service members, etc. dress in a way that identifies you as a service member or former service member. If any of the military organizations, VFW, AMVETS, DAV, etc. want to set up a table/booth to sell chances, sign up members, etc, we welcome you. Please contact us and we will let you know where to set up.

June is the Red White and Blue Cruise! Flags, bunting, ribbons, etc are all welcome. We are Americans. Be proud of it and support the USA with your best patriotic colors. Once again, we welcome any military organizations to set up. We could not do things like this if it weren't for our service members.

July is Beach Blast/Hawaiian Friday Cruise-in. We would like to have some beach music playing (live if possible, and if you know of someone...) and the "Hornets Nest Car Club" from Charlotte will be in attendance again this year. Wear your beach wear or Hawaiian shirt and come out and enjoy the evening.

August is the Public Servant Cruise-in where we will be honoring all Police, Fire, Medic and First Responders.. We will have equipment set up for all to see. If you have an idea and would like to add to this, let us know! We'd love to have you.

September is going to be the Charity Cruise-in. We would like to give back to those in need. We are in need of ideas here and we welcome your input. We would like to partner with Speedway Children's Charities, Levine Children's Hospital, Richard Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp, or an organization like that to be able to take donations to help them out, but we need a contact. If you want to get involved or if you have another idea for a charity for this month's Cruise-in, feel free to send it our way.

October is Trunk or Treat Cruise-in as we will be handing out "treats for the kids" at the cruise-in on this evening. We ask that you bring a bag of treats, a child that would enjoy the evening (in costume of course), and come out for the final Friday Cruise-in of the year.

We will have fliers on Friday with this information on so be sure to get one and keep up with the summer happenings every fourth Friday of the month at the one and only Oakboro Cruise-in, and as always, share, Share SHARE!

Cruise safe, and we hope to see you Friday!

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Oakboro, NC
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We are 9 days away and looking forward to another great event!! Again this year all proceeds will go to support a local Veteran and his family! So if your not headed to the beach, cruise on over and help us, help this Veteran who has done so much for our Freedoms!!!
When is the first cruise in 2020?
Cruise in still going on today?
https://www.facebook.com/events/843700989419886/ Don't forget to bring your canned goods for families in need this Christmas! Visit Santa, Mrs Claus, and the GRINCH!!!!! Vendors, downtown dining, and music! Great evening of downtown family fun! PLEASE SHARE!
This Friday?
Will there be a cruise in for October, November & December, 2019?
Feel free to join us Saturday Sept 14th in downtown Albemarle. Registration starts at 3pm. Bring some things to advertise your cruise-in if you like!