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|"River 2 River" Successful Despite Rain
|The rain might have kept a few car enthusiasts and their vehicles away, but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who showed up for what might have looked like a classic car traffic jam in downtown Galesburg.
The fourth annual "River 2 River" car cruise might have been a bit of an inconvenience for commuters yesterday afternoon and evening, but that didn't keep cars by the hundreds from being an display, nor people by the thousands from looking at all the rides.
One of those showing off his ride was Keith Nyman of Galesburg. He and his father brought five cars to the show.
Nyman tells WGIL unfortunately, showing and holding on to classic cars seems to not be the sort of thing that is passed down among generations. "The older people have them. It's the younger people that don't, really," Nyman said. "Of course, the younger people -- you get into, if you've got children and whatnot, and the antique cars are, for lack of a better way of saying, disposable income. You don't have to have (a classic car). If you can't afford the regular things in life, you're not going to have one of these, either."
There were a number of cruisers showing off their newer-model vehicles and especially their engines at the cruise night. And Nyman says that's okay, because it's more about enjoying whatever you call your ride.
Another cruise night is being held later Saturday in Knoxville throughout the city's downtown area in and around the Public Square.
Photos from Friday's "River 2 River" Car Cruise:
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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