Our trip out to the Somernites Cruise in Somerset, Kentucky, was no accident. After not having gone for what felt like years (oh, wait…), we had a car worth bringing out and for once, we wanted to do more than be the people parking a slightly used car in the show. The main event of a Somernites Cruise is a fantastic show, indeed: the town square of Somerset is packed full of show cars, from the moment they start letting people park until about 6pm, at which point the cars leave downtown and the show turns into a rolling show as the cars hit Highway 27 for a bit of three-lane-wide cruising up and down the strip.
There were two themes for the May 2022 show: Mopars, which is why we drove the Charger out, and “Circling the Wagons”, a call for vintage longroof rides. The Mopar brigade showed up in full force, as expected, and there was a beautiful selection of longroofs to choose from, including a beautifully done LS6 Chevelle SS-meets-Greenbriar conversion and the absolutely knockout Gen III Hemi-swapped ’64 Plymouth. But a Somernites Cruise show is more than just the theme cars…it’s always an open show, so long as your car is worthy of being shown. There’s everything for everyone. So while I might be taking notes at the black-on-black 1971 Charger down the hill, Brian would be having fits over the diesel-powered, air conditioned Ford C-Series parked near the swap meet and Chat would be pleading for the muscle truck-meets-utility truck Chevy squarebody that we caught making it’s way around the block.
DANG! So very good to see so many clean Mopars!!! I’ve GOT to get more plugged in, I knew nothing about this event’s date. Thank you thank you thank you to the photographer who actually had to look past try year Chevies to take pictures of some very nice cars and trucks!
GREAT car show and pictures. When’s the last time you’ve seen a velocity stack poking thru the hood of a 6 banger, eh? Me neither.
There’s some great cars in there, thanks for the pic
Small town car shows are *the* best
So there are 200+ Mopars within driving distance of Somerset, KY but only 12 have showed up combined ALL year at the shows that have been covered on here in the entirety of southern California?! Interesting. I know where I’d rather be.