Cruise Night at Bart's attracts artistic, custom-designed vehicles

By Calla Vassilopoulos - Staff Writer
Windsor - posted Thu., Jul. 25, 2013
Members from BDC Auto Team gather at the Summer Dreamz Cruise Night on July 24. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.
Members from BDC Auto Team gather at the Summer Dreamz Cruise Night on July 24. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.

Car enthusiasts with antique cars, race cars, trucks and more gathered at Bart's Drive-in Restaurant on July 24 to share their passion. The Summer Dreamz Cruise Night featured vehicles with a variety of color schemes, artwork and electronics, including televisions and custom stereo systems.

“We've had all kinds of cars, all kinds of people,” said Dreamz II Reality Car Club host Jerry Zayas. “We've had custom tractors, we've had scooters, you name it; they are welcome.”

Event participants heard music provided by a DJ and noticed Exotic Car Club member Michael Ward, Sr., playing an Xbox game from a flatscreen TV attached to his Ford F150. Painted on the outside were characters, screen shots, and other images from the “Call of Duty” video game. The back part of the truck was equipped with netting, play guns and a toy soldier named El Libre, which is the former Army soldier's driving buddy when the vehicle is not on display.

Around the corner was a brightly-colored blue and pink Subaru. The Transformers-themed car had florescent pink engine pipes with language symbols from the characters known as the Primes. There were also hot pink stickers on the windshield reading, “Not my boyfriend's car,” and “Caution, car turns into robot.”

“I chose pink because it's very girly,” said Brittany Sanderson, a Dreamz II Reality Car Club member. “I wanted something bright and something you could look at and be like, 'Oh, that's a girl's car.'”

There is no charge for the event, which is held from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 2. There is also a raffle every week and trophies are awarded to participants who have a car on display.

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