Yukon Route 66 car cruise grows – in size and popularity

Event benefits Yukon Sharing, Compassionate Hands, Canadian County CASA, Manna Pantry

Yukon’s Dan Sherry cruises Route 66 in his classic Yukon Fire Department truck. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

Hundreds of vehicles cruised Yukon Main Street for the third annual “Cruise-in for a Cause” Thursday, Sept. 17 benefitting four non-profits. The event continues to grow, organizers said.

The passive leisure, open cruise was presented by Yukon Main Street and the Yukon 66 Main Street Association.

All types of vehicles cruised Route 66 – vintage, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and many late-models. About 50 owners parked and showed their vehicles in the 500 block of Main Street.

“Help causes” Yukon Sharing, Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry, and Canadian County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) had advocacy booths at the event.

More than $2,400 was raised, Yukon Main Street Director Vicki Davis reported.

A cruise participant pulls up to the State Farm “photo stop” staged in front of the Yukon Mill mural near S. Third and Main. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Angel (“Dog Man”) and Lynn Soriano stand in front of their 2017 BMW M6 Comp in the “Park and Show” area in the 400 block of Main Street. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Yukon’s John Marquiess (left) and Woody Burpo check out Homer Cobb’s 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. About 50 vehicles were featured in the “Park and Show” area in the 400 block of W Main. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Yukon’s Jeff Davis admires this 1959 Triumph TR3 parked next to the Canadian County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocacy booth near the corner of S Fifth and Main streets. Jeff’s wife is Yukon Main Street Director Vicki Davis. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Yukon 66 Main Street Association board member Terry Martin (center), along with State Rep. Jay Steagall (R-Yukon) and his wife Kimberly, sells the official cruise T-shirts at the Yukon Main Street booth. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Yukon’s Bill Baker had one of the brightest cars featured in the Yukon Main Street cruise, this 2008 Pontiac Solstice. Baker’s vehicle was parked near the northwest corner of Fourth and Main. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Director Joanne Riley (center) and Yukon Compassionate Hands’ volunteers at their advocacy booth at S Fifth and Main streets. Compassionate Hands collected rolls of toilet paper. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Compassionate Hands’ volunteer Janis Thomas waves to a line of vehicle traveling along downtown Yukon. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Cruise attendees check out MoJo R/C Speedway’s radio-control car track at Old Mill Plaza near Third and Elm. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

(Check out more photos and read more about the cruise in upcoming print and online editions of The Yukon Progress)