WOW this page is old! Sorry about that. Michigan Avenue in Jackson will be under construction the summer of 2015, so there will be no cruise ins.
We will get some new photos of a cruise in or other interesting places to visit as soon as we can. In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy these old photos of old cars.

Here is an article about the construction project:

Here is official information about Jackson Cruise-ins:

Cruise Nights

Draggin' the Ave May

 A photo essay


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Marmon '28

owned by Bob Johns

4 door

Ford '31 Coupe

Owned by Marv Hophner


  Ford '32

Owned by Bob Fletcher

 Dodge '35

Owned by Reg Jarrell

2 door sedan


 '41 Willy's

Owned by Jerry Simpson

 '50 Chevy Deluxe 4 door Sedan

Owned by Randy Riddle


 '50 Ford

Sign the guestbook

if you know more about this car.

 '57 Mercury Montclair

For Sale

(517) 937-2186

22,000 Miles


Owner Angelo WIlliams


 '65 Chevy Impala SS

For Sale

$8,500 or best offer

Owner Ken Davala

(517) 536-7007

 '66 Pontiac Catalina


Owners Jack and Marilyn (not shown)


 '66 Fairlane GT

Owned by Max

 '68 Camaro SS

Owner Dale Yarbrough


 '70 Chevy Malibu

Owner Mike McDowl

 '71 Chevelle SS

For Sale

numbers match


Owner Betty Frazier

(51) 784-0304



 Upon arrival at this chilly Cruise Night, May 25, 2001, I was greeted by none other than the Queen of Hearts herself.

Look for more information helpful for women from QOH in the near future, here on, the Jackson Home Page.

 The Crime Fighter Corps was out in force, protecting fun loving citizens from harm, and drumming up business for their home page on



 This writer could not resist posing with Captain Jackson, Jackson Michigan's fearless caped crusader.

If you haven't yet visited Captain's Tips for Safe Living, you would enjoy checking them out now.


 Crimefighter Girl was on street patrol this evening, looking sharp.

 Another interesting citizen at the first Jackson Cruise Night on 2001 was Jan Krieger. Jan gets our vote for the most devoted father at this event. Printed on the box he holds, are the words "Australia or Bust!"

Further investigation revealed that Jan's son, Joshua Krieger, plans to visit Australia as part of a "People to People" program. (Read more about it.)

Joshua and Jan have several fundraisers to pay for this upcoming trip. You can help!

Call Joshua to make donations.

(517) 784-0932



 And you thought you saw the last car in this photo essay! Not yet.

This V-6, MG TD is a "Kit Car" from Arizona.

Owner Cliss

 As dusk approached, we made our way homeward, glad to have had the chance to meet the proud car owners, and others who braved the weather.

Having rained seriously earlier in the day, we checked out the convenient new weather maps that show storm intensities on the weather page on before venturing out.

We saw severe weather to the east of us. Severe weather to the north of us, to the south of us and to the west of us.

Looked a bit like a hurricane across the midwest, with the eye of the hurricane, the calm between the storms, right over Jackson.

That was good enough for us, and good enough for the brave car owners you saw here today. At the next Cruise Nights, on Friday June 22, we expect to see hundreds of car owners, and hundreds of wonderful cars.



 We will be at that event as well, to document some of the Classic Cars that are able to make it out in fine June weather.

Those classic car owners who made it out in this tricky May weather are here honored and promoted for the world to see.

Cruise Nights - Draggin' The Ave '01

Fridays - From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Downtown Jackson Michigan
  • Classic Cars
  • Live Bands
  • Rock-N-ROll w/D.J.
  • Street Dancing
  • Beer Tent (hosted by St. John's Knights of COlumbus)
  • Outdoor Grill
  • (provided by Oak Tree Lounge)
  • Drawings / PRizes
  • Dash Plaques
  • Contest & Games
  • Flame Thrower Muffler Rapping


Sponsored by

the Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
and the Midtown Association




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© 2005 Maggie LaNoue

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special thanks to Doug Searls


for the help with documentation of car makes and years

This Event sponsored by Jackson DDA



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