Beeline Cruise-In Celebrates 20 Years


Awesome antique, vintage and classic cars will be featured at the Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s 20th Annual Beeline Cruise-In at Green Valley Park Saturday, April 26. The event kicks off with a cruise parade at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 (see parade route map below).

Awesome antique, vintage and classic cars will be featured at the Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s 20th Annual Beeline Cruise-In at Green Valley Park Saturday, April 26. The event kicks off with a cruise parade at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 (see parade route map below). Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the Rim Country Classic Auto Club’s Beeline Cruise-In. The cruising car lovers of RCCAC welcome fellow fans from all over to the big show and celebration every April.

This year the event is Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Car owners started arriving throughout the week and will gather at Green Valley Park on West Main Street and Green Valley Parkway Friday afternoon to start the popular cruise around town. The cruise starts around 4:30 p.m. at the park. From there, the cars will head west on Country Club, head north on Vista, go east on Airport Road to Beeline. On Beeline, the cruise parade will go north again and then east on Tyler Parkway, turn south and go west again on East Highway 260. It will head south on Beeline at the light and then turn west on Historic Main Street to return to Green Valley Park around 5:30 p.m.

Friday evening, participants will celebrate, and then from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27 the show will be open to the public.

Dazzling antique, vintage and classic autos will decorate Payson’s jewel-like park. The car show also will have food, merchandise vendors, a parts swap meet, a special area for kids, raffle drawings and awards for participants.

The parts swap meet and kids’ area are two new features at the show. The swap meet is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 27 in the east parking lot of the Payson First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, neighboring Green Valley Park on the west.

The special kids’ area will offer an opportunity for youngsters to color pictures of vintage autos from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27 in the ramada north of the playground area in the park.

Throughout the day, raffle tickets will be sold and the drawing for the prizes will be from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Following the prize giveaways, awards to participants will be presented from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 26

4:30 p.m. Cruise parade (see route above)

Saturday, April 27

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car show at Green Valley Park

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parts Swap Meet, Church parking lot west of the park

10 a.m. to Noon Kids’ activities, ramada north of park playground

2 to 2:45 p.m. Raffle Prize Drawings

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Awards Presentation

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