The 60th Annual Jerry E. Moore Memorial Antique and Classic Car Parade is set for Saturday, July 26.
According to the Classic Mustang website, here’s the story behind the half-year model: “In 1964 (the year the Mustang debut) production was in high gear for the newly designed 1965 Ford Mustang. The highly anticipated Ford Mustang was honored by being named the Indianapolis pace car of 1964 and Ford stepped it up to accommodate the rising status of their new design. A special convertible version was adapted as the pacer. It was manufactured in white with a blue stripe on the hood and trunk. Ford also made 230 extra pace cars, available in convertible and hard top.
“Thirty five convertibles were sold to dealerships and 195 hardtops were given out in dealer contests held in April of 1964… Although originally the Mustang was advertised as an early 1965 model, Ford made some changes to the later 1965 models that differentiated the two, and it is known today as the 1964 1/2 Mustang (1964.5 Mustang). Thus, the term 1964 1/2 or 1964.5 was eventually coined.”
2014 Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. – 11:00
Tour cars check-in – Walmart Supercenter at 1505 Main St – Hamilton, OH 45013 (See map below)
Cars must be checked in and in place before 11:30 a.m. to be judged.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00
Cars on exhibit
Start Your Engines – Police Siren
Second Police Siren – Parade Starts (Parade approx. 8 mi. to Fairfield, Ohio via Main Street and Pleasant Ave.)
1:45 p.m. – 2:30
Fairfield stop at the Fairfield Crossings, Rt. 4 & Symmes Road (Parade then continues to downtown
Hamilton via Pleasant Ave.)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30
Fort Hamilton Jazz Band at the Butler County Courthouse and cars on exhibit
3:30 p.m. – 5:00
Awards presented at the Butler County Courthouse gazebo, with cars on exhibit.
Celebrate summer at Bridgewater Falls with weekly Cruise-Ins and Farmers Markets beginning this week, July 3, and continuing 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through October 16.
The Classic Car Cruise-In returns to Bridgewater Falls for its fifth year. Music will be provided by DJ Toad each week in the event’s location behind Mattress Firm and Party City. A $25 Bridgewater Falls gift card will be awarded each week to the online “Car of the Week” contest winner.
The Farmers Market kicks off in The Village Pavilion between WG Kitchen & Bar and Two Little Buds Florist and will feature local farmers, growers and vendors selling fresh produce and homemade items.
The commencement event on July 3 will feature dash plaques (while supplies last) and two cars will be awarded trophies at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There is no car registration fee for the cruise-in. Display cars should enter the event behind Mattress Firm (across from Target).
New in 2014, Bridgewater Falls will be partnering with local radio stations WGRR and WFOX to promote the cruise-ins. JD Hughes of WGRR will be broadcasting live from Bridgewater Falls during the July 3rd Cruise-In. WGRR and WFOX will host a weekly online contest where the “Car of the Week” winner will be awarded a $25 Bridgewater Falls gift card. Log onto http://www.wgrr.com or http://www.foxcincinnati.com beginning July 3 and click on the Bridgewater Falls Classic Car Cruise-In link on the homepage to upload the pictures from the Bridgewater Falls cruise in. Photos must show the WGRR or WOFX registration card to ensure photos are from the Bridgewater Falls Cruise-In.
Applications are still being accepted for vendors. There is no charge for a booth during the 2014 Farmers Market. Please contact Celia Werner in the Bridgewater Falls Management Office at (513) 824-7111 if you are an interested vendor.