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thursday night cruize-in

Welcome to the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In 2014 Event for June 7 and 8 in London. From the early beginnings just 10 shows ago with 60 classic cars and 2 cases of Coke, this Cruize-In has morphed into an automotive extravaganza like no other.

Utilizing a private 105 acre estate with 4 stone homes, ponds, bridges, fountains, water features, a 31-car 10,000 sq. ft. showroom full of memorabilia, and an 8,000 sq. ft. Cadillac Salon reminiscent of the grand showrooms of the 1930's, makes for a venue that a shopping mall parking lot just can't equal. An average of 7000 visit these two buildings on this weekend.

In the short time since our inception, we have expanded to include many vendors, acres of motor homes, amphicars giving rides on the pond, 4 air shows, most famous TV and movie cars in the world, well-known actors and music celebrities with up to 4600 guests for the 2 evening shows in a tent the size of a football field. Spectators converge from all over North America filling hotels and spending tourist dollars. Through the weekend, 25,000 people visit the estate. By the shows end, we've parked 11,000 spectator and show cars, somewhere. The event and private collection have been featured on 3 different Speed Channel TV shows and now on Discovery in England and North America. The Associated Press usually picks up the event with coverage in the Toronto Star, National Post and most papers across Canada.

For 2011, Street Rodder Magazine covered the event and we were an official tour destination from Missouri. Street Rodders' readership is 1,765,000 people. Just huge media coverage for this event.

My goal from the beginning was to create a Concours D'Elegance caliber event but for everyone at any level of the hobby. The charity aspect also evolved over time and now numerous worthy causes benefit here in Middlesex County.

When the 2014 event is concluded, the series of 10 shows would have spent $3,150,000 with local suppliers and $1,150,000 of that going directly to charity. These figures don't include the millions of tourist dollars spent in area gas stations, stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. For the 2014 show, I'm very proud of the lineup of daytime automotive celebrities. They're first class.

There is no event like this in North America.

Sincerely,

Steve Plunkett
Founder

CRUISE NIGHT AT FLEETWOOD FARM

Fleetwood Farm welcomes back the Hyde Park Lions Club's Cruise Nights in May. Join us every Thursday night from 5:30 PM to dusk. The Cruise Nights run until late September. Visit their website for the most up-to-date information.

The official grand opening night was Thursday, June 5, 2008. To view the photo gallery from that evening click HERE >>>

CAR SHOW INDEX

2014 is now in the planning stages. Learn more about what to expect HERE >>>
Phenomenal music, amazing celebrities, and great fun. View the 2013 show information HERE >>>
To view all of the great entertainment and happenings of 2012, click here: HERE >>>
From expanding the car show to 2-days to having the Beach Boys play at the Cruize-In, 2011 was an amazing year! See all of the details HERE >>>
2010 was an absolutely amazing year! Photos of the show will be posted soon. To view the details, click HERE >>>
2009 saw the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In rise to a new level. See all of the details HERE >>>
2008 was likely the best year on record, see why HERE >>>
Read about all the excitement that took place June 8-10, 2007, view the many photo galleries and order merchandise HERE >>>
George Barris was the special guest in 2006. The day also featured Harvard Aircraft acrobatic display, 500+ corvettes and Bobby Curtola under the bigtop tent where the largest sit down meal was served. Read and view the photo galleries HERE >>>
This show featured WWII aircraft and the Duesenbergs, Auburns and Cords. Read more and view the Photo Galleries HERE >>>
The Fleetwood Country Cruize In was held in May 2004. Find out more and view the Photo Galleries HERE >>>
It all began with the Historical Auto Society of Canada driving tour. See how it all began and view the Photo Gallery HERE>>>