Cruisin’ US12 has been taking place on Michigan Avenue in Wayne for 17 years. This is the first year where the weather did not play nice. Despite the rain and clouds, spirits were high and I got a chance to hang with some old friends and make some new ones at Cruisin’ US12. WCSX set up shop at the McDonald’s on Michigan Avenue and let the games begin. Scroll down to check out the pics or read my recap and then enjoy the pics. I got some great car pics!
A Smile and a Grimace
I’m not gonna lie… I was ridiculously happy to meet Grimace. I don’t know if it’s because the Mcdonald’s characters are so memorable from my childhood or if I am a child still, but I was STOKED to meet Grimace. Grimace did not disappoint. Grimace was a happy guy (despite his name meaning “an ugly twisted expression on a person’s face typically of pain or disgust.” merriam-webster.com) and was great with the kids and adults. Our friends at Vernors were kind enough to give us some sweet, soft Vernors t-shirts to give away. Everybody LOVED them. I snagged one for Screamin’ Scott and myself… SHHH… don’t tell.
Mayor John Rhaesa was on hand. Mayor Rhaesa is one of my FAVORITE mayors. He’s super involved and works hard to make Wayne the best it can be. To check out our most recent adventures when Wayne was City of the Week, CLICK HERE.
The Vernors Connection
McDonald’s was the perfect place to be since they have ice-cold Vernors and Boston Coolers. We had Vernors shirts and frisbees to give away and we asked friends to sign our petition to make Vernors the Official Drink of Michigan. What I didn’t expect… was for JAMES VERNOR to stop by and see us! Technically, he is James Vernor V (I love that). James was a laid-back guy and a pleasure to speak with. I informed James that I would like to speak with him soon about his family’s legacy in the history of Michigan. James helped us raise petition awareness too. Such a cool guy, I have Detroit Howard to thank for the introduction.