Six-year-old Jacob Long and his grandfather Milton Long spent Saturday afternoon at the Middlesboro Mall parking lot, showing off Milton’s old-model Volkswagon Beetle convertible.
Grandfather and grandson have been making the trip over to Middlesboro for the “Cruisin’ the Crater” car shows since the summertime series first began in 2007.
Hundreds of people flocked to the car show over the weekend. Popular oldies band, the ‘Klassyc Tymes’ took the stage, covering songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
The Middlesborough/ Bell County Tourism Commission sponsors the event, which generally draws 300 to 400 cars. It’s a come one, come all type of show. Everything from antique cars and trucks, hot rods and motorcycles are featured in, “The tri-state’s biggest and best selection of automotive excellence!”
“Cruisin’ the Crater” takes place on the third Saturday of every month from May until October at the Middlesboro Mall parking lot. The hours are 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.