Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bojangles Features Oakboro in Commercials

In August 2008, the advertising agency for Bojangles came to town. TV commercial producers interviewed a lot of people and captured a lot of images of cars.

Commercials began airing across the Carolinas in January 2009. The first one featured Jake DelHomme and Steve Smith with the Carolina Panthers. Oakboro Cruise-in volunteer Joel Leonard was also in the commercial. He's a tall guy who used to play football - and sometimes sells the 50/50 tickets.
Now, a second commercial is airing with Jerry Crayton, Cruise-in founder and Mayor Joyce Little. The spot opens announcing the Oakboro Cruise-In and shows a lot of cars throughout - and ends with a great daytime shot along Main Street.

We thank Bojangles for coming to our town and for helping us promote what we think is the biggest and best cruise-in anywhere.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Season Heats Up: 400+ cars, 8,000+ people

Oh, my gosh. Coming into Oakboro traffic was backed up all the way to the school. And it took 15 or so minutes to get from there to downtown. By 1:30 p.m., streets were already crowded with parked cars.

Organizers estimate this was the second largest crowd ever, with around 8,000 people and 400 or so cars. They were everywhere - and many had never been to the Oakboro Cruise-in before. We checked out the new restaurant, Boomers. Hamburgers were big and tasty. Loved the home fries.

One lucky person took home $98 in cash from the 50/50. Sometimes a dollar ticket can really pay off! .... And wouldn't you know it - this would be the night my camera batteries died!

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's April - That Means BURNOUT!

Are your camera batteries charged? Better get 'em ready! Burnouts start this month!

The Featured Car of the Month will be the 1915 Ford Touring Car belonging to Mr. Heath Hahn of Red Cross. The car will be placed at the intersection of 2nd Street and Main Street, near the stop light. Be sure to check it out.

Souvenir calendars are for sale at $5 each. Our new Welcome to Oakboro Magazine is free - be sure to take one home with you.
You'll hear music coming from Neal Smith. Follow his sound to purchase your 50/50 tickets. Last year, people left with more than $100 in cash. Or, purchase your tickets from any member of the Medical Laboratory Technician Club. Tickets will be sold throughout the evening and at the burnout site.

The cruise-in is sponsored by the Greater Oakboro Business Association. Participants are reminded to follow all traffic laws while driving through town. Special parking is available for handicapped. For further information, call 704-485-4323 or 704-485-2065.