(Mishawaka, IN) – We take our cruise-ins pretty seriously in Northern, IN. Here are photos from the last one of 2011 at Hooters in my hometown of Mishawaka. Sadly this was the last one ever at this location. The restaurant has since closed. Hopefully another cruise-in will be set up near-by for 2012.
There were over 150 registered cars while many parked without registering. My girlfriend and I were both in attendance with our cars. The restaurant completely ran out of parking. Every parking spot was occupied and the aisles were filled with 2 cars side-by-side where it was possible. The cars surrounded the outside of the parking lot on a side street and in the parking lots of two other restaurants. After this much success at an evening cruise-in, it may seem surprising that the restaurant went under.
There was a quick judging of all the registered cars. Everyone received a small die-cast car while people in the top ten won bigger prizes. My girlfriend’s ’84 Mustang and my ’65 Fastback both placed in the top 50 cars.