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It Must Be Friday; Main Street Somerville Lined with Automotive Classics and Oddities

A '56 Chevy convertible is on one side of the street; across the way are an Impala and Corvette. Credits: Rod Hirsch
A '58 Thunderbird. Credits: Rod Hirsch
1959 Cadillac Credits: Rod Hirsch
A restored Army Jeep for a 3-Star General. Credits: Rod Hirsch
This British roadster has a unique license plate. Credits: Rod Hirsch
Hot Rods cruised up and down Main Street. Credits: Rod Hirsch
This 1959 Morris pick-up is an English import. Credits: Rod Hirsch
The smallest car on Main Street was this convertible Fiat 500. Credits: Rod Hirsch

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 100 classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles lined Main Street last night as they will each Friday night during the summer.

Most car owners parked their cars at the curb, popped the trunk open and took out their lawn chairs to spend the evening answering questions and exchanging stories with fellow car owners; others opted to put their cars in gear and cruise up and down Main Street.

Thousands of people jammed Main Street for the inaugural 2016 Friday Night Cruise Night, stopping to gaze and admire the low-slung hot rods, the voluptuous luxury cards of the ‘50s and ‘60s, the customized pick-up trucks and other classics.

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There were miniature imports, kit cars, and a WWII –era Army jeep complete with a 3-star general’s plate.

Restaurants were busy and merchants were smiling. It was a busy night for retail.

Sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the Fullerton Auto Group, Cruise Night will continue through Labor Day.

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