Arts & Entertainment

Friday Night in Somerville: Classic Cars, Tricked-Out Bikes and All That Jazz

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1953 Cadillac Fleetwood, with 33,000 original miles, is one of 520 that came off the assembly line in Detroit. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Custom Hot Rod Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The New Jersey Devils Bicycle Club put on a display of two-wheel tricked-out custom bicycles. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The Immaculata High School Jazz Ensemble performed on Division Street Friday night. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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The owner of this 1965 GTO decorated his car with American flags and red, white and blue bunting in honor of Memorial Day. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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Cars are usually lined up in front of Wolfgang's Steakhouse on a Friday night for valet parking, but these street rods are out of the ordinary. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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This 1929 Model A Ford was one of the oldest cars parked on Main Street Somerville Friday night. Credits: Rod Hirsch
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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculata High School Jazz Ensemble and a display of tricked-out bicycles by the New Jersey Devils Bicycle Club helped launch the summer long Friday Cruise Nights in downtown Somerville.

Vintage, classic and custom cars were lined up on both sides of Main Street from Bridge Street west to Doughty Street, more than 100 hot rods, convertibles, exotics and odd balls covering the full spectrum of colors, from pumpkin orange and cherry apple red to Robin’s egg blue and canary yellow.

The jazz band performed at one end of the Division Street pedestrian mall near Post Office Plaza, while the two-wheelers were at the other end close to Main Street and the cars.

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Now in its 28th year, Cruise Nights is one of the largest gatherings of collector cars in the United States.

Cars gather weekly on Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.   

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