Photo by Jacqueline Bennett Three generations of the Hoch family that owns and operates Shady Glen Dairy Stores are pictured in their vintage dairy delivery truck at the 2012 Cruisin on Main in Manchester, CT. Left to right Bill Hoch, Jr., his son Taj Hoch and his father Bill Hoch, Sr.

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett Three generations of the Hoch family that owns and operates Shady Glen Dairy Stores are pictured in their vintage dairy delivery truck at the 2012 Cruisin on Main in Manchester, CT. Left to right Bill Hoch, Jr., his son Taj Hoch and his father Bill Hoch, Sr.

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

Due to the threat of rain the 14th Annual Cruisin’ on Main in Manchester, Connecticut originally scheduled for August 3 was postponed to this coming Sunday, August 10.

Not everyone heard of the postponement. About a dozen people showed up anyway last Sunday morning looking for the enormous display of vintage vehicles that usually fills downtown Manchester on Cruisin’ day and draws thousands of viewers. One vintage car owner also showed up and a trailer truck from the motorcycle museum. Those who came milled about the area in front of Mary Cheney Library.

“We didn’t know it was postponed,” said the vintage car owner.

Not everyone got the news that the August 3 Cruisin on Main was postponed due to weather to August 10 - this classic car owner from tolland, CT showed up anyway.

Not everyone got the news that the 2014 Cruisin on Main was postponed due to weather from August 3 to August 10 – this classic car owner from Tolland, CT showed up anyway.

The change put in a crimp in the plans of a man on vacation from California who said he scheduled the Cruisin’ on Main show into his vacation but could not stay to see it this coming weekend.

Where's the car show?

Where’s the car show?

Cruisin’ On Main is billed as the largest car show of its kind in New England. Vehicles turn out to fill a mile stretch of Main Street.

The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (donation boxes will be available throughout the venue.)  A second rain date is August 17.

The one -day event showcases “antique and classic cars, trucks, sports cars  and street rods” that are at least twenty-five years old and many that are much older. It draws participants from Connecticut and surrounding states, according to organizers. This year’s presenting sponsor is Taylor Rental Party Plus of Manchester. As usual, WDRC 102.9, a classic hits station, will be on hand to play popular oldies. There will also be food vendors, official Cruisin’ on Main t-shirts for sale and sponsor’s trophies will be awarded. The event supports Cruisin’ on Main itself and local charities.

Cruisin on Main is easy to reach off I-384 – look for the Downtown Manchester exit.

Go to http://www.cruisinonmainstreet.org for more information. In case of inclement weather postponements are announced on this site.

At the moment though, the forecast for Sunday looks promising – sunny and warm!