First Friday Cruise-In attracts classics, visitors

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Heidi Farrell and Judy Crossley take a look under the hood of a 1964 GMC 1/2-ton truck at the First Friday Cruise-In on Liberty Street.

Liberty Street was a treat for the senses Friday night.

At the last First Friday, there were classic cars, rockin’ music, and hot food.

“It’s a good thing for people to do on a Friday,” Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Director of Chamber Operations and Tourism John Papalia said.

The cruise-in attracted a number of classics and a steady stream of visitors.

Don Anthony of Warren brought two trucks — a 1964 GMC with a 500-horsepower 455 Pontiac motor and finishing touches from a Pontiac Firebird, and a 1952 Chevy pick-up with Corvette suspension.

Don McCracken did most of the work on the vehicles, he said, and drove one of the trucks to the show.

It was their second First Friday cruise-in. “We did it last year,” he said. “It’s a good time.”

Quint Lawson of Falconer fit the event, his first in Warren, into a busy schedule.

“I like the downtown events,” he said.

On Friday, he had a 1954 Chevy one-ton dually on an S-10 frame with a 1964 International box.

He participates in shows “every week,” he said. “I was at Syracuse Nationals with it last week.”