Cruisin' on Main Street 2023

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Join us for a fun-filled day of beautiful vintage vehicles, special activities, displays, music and delicious food arrayed along Downtown Manchester's historic Main Street. Show Car registration opens at 8 AM and the show opens to the public at 10 AM and continues until 3 PM. All cars, trucks, sports cars and street rods are welcome.

Directions to the Show Entrances and Registration

  • Look for signs as you approach Cruisin' on Main Street.
  • Registration booths are well marked from the North and the South.
  • There are two official Show Car Entrance and Registration locations.
  • Registration cards are available only at these locations.

Car Show FAQ

Who can participate in Cruisin' on Main Street?

Cruisin' welcomes vintage cars, trucks, sports cars and street rods 1987 and prior.

Where will event cancellation information be posted?

Cancellation information will be posted on the Home page of our web site, and on the Cruisin' Facebook page.

Does my car need to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)?

Yes, a current and valid DMV registration is required.

Is there a show car registration fee?

Yes, it is $10.00.

Am I allowed to pre-register my vehicle?

There is no pre-registration.

When does registration begin?

Registration begins at 8 A.M. on the day of the event.

How will I know where to park?

You will be directed to your parking place after you have registered. Members of the Gear Head Mafia Car Club will assist you with parking. Look for their bright green t-shirts.

What time should I plan to leave?

You should plan to leave at the close of the show at 3 P.M.

How many vintage vehicles will receive a dash plaque?

The first 700 vintage vehicles to register will receive a commemorative Cruisin' on Main Street dash plaque.

Are trophies awarded?

Yes, Sponsor Choice Trophies will be awarded. Your Show Car Registration Card must be displayed in order to be considered for an award.

How are trophy winners notified?

A Trophy Winner's card will be placed on the windshield of winning vehicles. Be sure to check your vehicle throughout the day as trophies will be awarded on a rolling basis. If you entered your cell phone on your registration card, we will also notify you by calling your cell phone.

Where and when will the Trophy Award Ceremony take place?

The Trophy Award Ceremony takes place in front of St. James Church, 896 Main Street. Trophies will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning at 2:00 P.M. and ending at 3:00 P.M. The exact time you should report to the Trophy Award Ceremony will be shown on your Trophy Winner's Card.

What does Cruisin' On Main Street do with the money it collects?

All proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to local charities through our Cruisin' on Main Mini Grant Program.
Friends donations are given to MARC Inc. after expenses are met.


  • Sunday, August 06, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM


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