Memphis’ Summer drive-in to host cruise-in with classic cars, movies

“Films! New music! Muscle autos!”

That is the tagline on the Facebook web site and giveaway poster advertising and marketing a specific celebration set for Saturday, July 30, at the Malco Summer months Quartet Travel-In.

Other blurbs supply likewise rhythmic illustrations of ballyhoo, in the push-in custom. “Cruise-in at the Generate-In!” promises a single. “Automobiles Beneath the Stars!” proclaims a further. 

The hype is for a program that combines classic automobiles with classic automobile videos. 

On the display screen will be a double aspect, starting off with “Corvette Summer” (1978), starring Mark Hamill and Annie (“Ghostbusters”) Potts, adopted by George Lucas’ “American Graffiti” (1973), with a shortly-to-be-all-star cast that includes Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Suzanne Somers and Harrison Ford.

Shawn Brereton with what he calls his his "major show car," his '55 Chevy.

On the drive-in tarmac itself, in a designated space, will be as a lot of Corvettes, muscle cars and trucks (Firebirds, Mustangs, etc.) and “typical” automobiles as Memphis-area collectors treatment to travel to the “cruise-in,” which starts at 5:30 p.m. (Inevitably, the Fb page for the function also capabilities the slogan: “Calling All Cars and trucks!”)

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