From Old To New, Cruise Main In Wayne Has It All; Special Event Being Planned For In August



WAYNE – Over the summer months a two-hour window on the third Friday is meant for classic cars, great food and family time.

A growing event each year continues to draw crowds throughout downtown Wayne during Cruise Main in Wayne.

Dustin Soden is the owner at Tint Specialties & Specialty Rides and organizes Cruise Main in Wayne. Soden said it’s been great seeing all the vehicles coming out of the wood-work and seeing car enthusiasts enjoy them.

“Have gotten old cars or convertibles just to come out and have fun,” said Soden. “Then all of the vehicles that we haven’t seen for years that have been stored in peoples garages or barns. This kind of gives them a reason to bring their cars out and enjoy them.”

Year 2021 marks the fourth summer of Cruise Main in Wayne as the event attracts vehicles between a 60–100-mile area including several northeast Nebraska community visitors. Friday evening’s July event also showcased a drive up to Wayne Countryview Care and Rehabilitation which was led by Nebraska State Patrol #263 trooper Bryce Lingren.

From cars, to motorcycles, to bikes and semis all are welcome to join in on the fun times. Several food trucks were in attendance Friday evening including Fire & Ice Seafood, Uncle Jarrol’s, Tiger Tavern and Pizza Hut along with a group offering pony rides

Families found their spot along main street and enjoyed all that the night had to offer.

“All the people lining up and down the streets,” Soden added. “Like a parade route, bringing their lawn chairs out, having the kids and the families having fun and getting rides in cars. Just a free fun family event for everybody.”

Two more Cruise Main in Wayne events remain on the summer schedule being Friday, August 20 and Friday, September 17 from 7 until 9 p.m. in downtown Wayne.

Something new that Cruise Main in Wayne is looking to offer will be a ‘Burnout Box’ competition during their August event. Wayne city councilmembers approved the usage of the old Reilly’s parking lot on the south side of town for this event. More details will be released closer to August as the logistics are finalized.

“We’re trying to grow and keep people interested in it and do some different activities to keep things going,” Soden mentioned. “Overall, I think it’s really great for the community and it’s going well as far as we know.”

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