Classic Red MGB Wins Middletown Car Cruise Mayor’s Choice Award


The event, held virtually for the second year due to the pandemic, supports programs for Middletown’s youth, first responders and healthcare workers, according to a press release.

“The day was filled with sunshine, American spirit and amazing cars. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, ”he said.

The cruise featured 155 classic and vintage vehicles that cruised a 3.8 mile route through Middletown city center, past the Middlesex Police Station, Fire Department and Hospital. The virtual festivities began at 12:30 p.m. at the NAPA parking lot on Newfield Street, according to the chamber.

Car enthusiasts and virtual drivers have donated to programs such as the Hal Kaplan Middletown Mentorship Program, Middletown Recreation Programs and the Middletown Youth Summer Employment Program.

Photos and videos of the event are available on Cruise Night on Main Street Facebook page.

Best in Show Winners

Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim Choice Award: George Gardner, red 1970 MG MGB

NAPA Auto Parts Best in Show Choice Award: Al Waters, 1958 Chevrolet 58 Corvette Sunset Red

Eastern Chapter Over The Hill Gang Car Club Choice Award: Max Gardner, first black Lincoln of 1956

The Powerwashing Kings Choice Award: Steve Zigmont, Chevrolet Belair 1955 red and white

Geico Newington Choice Award: Tin Cook, red 1968 Pontiac GTO

Downtown Business District Choice Award: Mark Morello, Mustang Cabriolet 1966 Ivy Green Metallic

The Flood Law Firm Choice Award: Ron Depioto, Chevrolet Belair 1956 blue

Liberty Bank Choice Award: Rich Schultz, red 1967 GMC K-10

Key Chevrolet Choice Award: Wayne Cranford, black and silver with red stripe 1978 Pace Car Chevrolet Corvette

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