Save the dates for the 27th Annual Cruise Nite Weekend
July 16-20, 2014
2013 CRUISE NITE is in the books!
THANKS for another
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By RICK BROWN Hub Staff Writer
Reposted from Kearney HUB (Saturday, July 20, 2013)
KEARNEY — As the years roll by, Central Nebraska Auto Club battles old age.
“It’s an evolutionary thing in our society, and it’s not unique to car clubs,” said Brad Kernick, president of the Cruise Nite steering committee and member of Central Nebraska Auto Club. “Look at fraternal organizations, service clubs — any of those kinds of things — it’s a constant battle to re-populate your group and keep it vibrant and energized.”
“It’s a controlled environment, and we can allow people to show off their cars in a safe way.”
Brad Kernick, head of Cruise Nite committee
Kernick paused during preparations for Cruise Nite to talk about the history — and evolution — of the club.
“We work hard at that,” he said of the constant efforts to keep Central Nebraska Auto Club relevant and alive. “It’s always something we need to be aware of, that we need to attract new members with new thoughts and new ideas and new energy.” Continue reading
By MADELINE CHRISTENSEN Hub Intern
reprinted from Kearney HUB (posted Monday, July 22, 2013)
KEARNEY — Saturday evening would have been a perfect night to take a 1966 Mustang GT out for a spin.
That’s what Steve Hosier of Giltner would have done. He’s been coming to Cruise Nite for four years now and is just about finished restoring the car. He just gave it a candy apple red paint job.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite ready for Cruise Nite. But he’ll definitely be back next year.
“There’s something about car people,” Hosier said. “They all got everything in common.”
Cruise Nite chair Brad Kernick said turnouts were at all-time highs for many of the week’s events. Continue reading