Standard automobile display in Ravenna expands for 2022
The eighth annual Rejoice Portage Automobile Display is again in Ravenna on Aug. 3, and has expanded its hours and site this yr to house the rising collection of collaborating cars and spectators.
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The cruise-in, which moved to early August remaining yr to keep away from heavy rains in overdue August, was once canceled in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Months later, Gary Krause, who was once the motive force at the back of the development because it was once based in 2014, died of COVID.
The next yr, his spouse, Tricia, introduced the development again in his honor.
Tricia Krause stated the development drew 3,363 automobiles remaining yr and an estimated 15,000 spectators, greater than ever prior to. Consequently, the hours for the development were adjusted, as has the a part of the street to be closed.
East Primary Boulevard will likely be closed between Freedom Boulevard and Course 14 beginning at 2 p.m. and the development will happen between 3 and 10 p.m. Fireworks will happen at nightfall.
Spectators are instructed to park at College Hospitals Portage Clinical Middle, and the Portage Space Regional Transportation Authority will supply travel provider to the development each 20 mins.
Krause stated she is hoping for delightful climate this yr, and that’s the reason some of the explanation why the display was once moved to previous in August. Then again, the display will cross on without reference to climate.
“It is been confirmed that even though other folks do not pop out to automobile displays within the rain, they are going to come to this one,” she stated.
Despite the fact that other folks attending are inspired to patronize native trade, this yr, Krause introduced in some meals vans to serve the realm close to Mongoose Motorsports, as a result of there aren’t any eateries inside of shut strolling distance.
The Trip 4 Existence bike workforce will carry out 3 scheduled displays. DJ Bobby Seplivita will arrange on the Marc’s car parking zone, the usage of a wi-fi sound machine. Drivers additionally will likely be inspired to music into his broadcast on their automobile radios.
The Ravenna Rumble, when all automobiles get started their engines on the similar time, will happen at 7 p.m. in Gary Krause’s honor.
There additionally will likely be a 50/50 drawing at 8 p.m.
Tricia Krause stated her husband was once an recommend of supporting native companies, so she introduced in meals vans which are native, and that would possibly not be offering the similar menu pieces because the native eateries.
Reporter Diane Smith, who has lined each earlier Rejoice Portage automobile display, will also be reached at 330-298-1139 or [email protected].