Our Cruise Nights / History
Weekly Cruise Nights
Oldies Music - You'll hear a variety of favorites from the fifties and sixies and some seldom heard tunes from the early days of rock and roll. We also sprinkle in a few songs from later years and a few country songs (especially if they have car themes). Music trivia contests and special requests are also featured. We use our own sound system and "talent". As a bonus, we'll be featuring tunes from the "Forgotten 45's" - a very special collection of seldom heard music from the very early days of rock 'n roll, captured directly from the original vinyl records.
Raffle - Our fifty-fifty raffles also includes a few other prizes each week. We try to offer something for everyone, even the ladies. You might win a music CD, tee shirt, gift certificate, coffee table book, flashlight, or even a fragrant candle. Of course, you could also win the weekly money prize!
Special Cruise-Nights - A few times a year, we surprise everyone with a special give-away, such as "free soda night" or "free hot dog night". Tickets are handed out as folks arrive and there's never any notice given ahead of time ... it's always a surprise!
Brief history of the Red Rock Cruisers
During the mid nineties, a few folks from the area began meeting at a local parking lot with their old cars and decided to organize a bit. Before long, a weekly cruise-night was under way at the Red Rock Shops in Southampton (named for the Red Rock Drive-In theater that once stood there). They quickly named themselves the Red Rock Cruisers.
After a few years, the original founders chose not to continue and a small group of volunteers got together and formed a committee to maintain and grow the cruise-night. Things sort of took off and growing pains moved the event across the street to the Ames parking lot. Eventually, that site became unavailable and forced the group to find another meeting place. Happily, the guys at J & E Precision Tool offered their parking lot for our weekly gatherings and the Red Rock Cruisers cruise-nights carried on.
As the 2015 season began, we again found ourselves at a new location. This time, in the neighboring city of Holyoke at the Summit View Banquet & Meeting House on route 5. A large pavilion and plenty of parking provides a great experience to all our cruising buddies,not to mention some great food and drink!
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