Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) and the City of Avon Lake, Ohio, have together announced the 4th Annual DEI Cruise-In. This year’s event is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on June 15 at the Weiss Baseball Fields across the road from DEI headquarters. In case of rain the event will be set from noon to 4 p.m. on June 16.
“What began a few years’ back as a cruise-in on the grounds of our headquarters has grown exponentially,” said Steve Garrett, event organizer. “We started this event to showcase our work in the automotive aftermarket while giving back to the community with a local fundraiser. Once our local community leaders became involved and suggested the larger more expansive Weiss Baseball Fields, we knew that this event would take off. We really enjoy how everyone lines up for the Cruise-In and there is something exciting and new each year.”
The free-to-the-public event will feature a large array of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, vintage first responder and military vehicles, race cars and the Bernie Moreno Exotic and Luxury vehicle row. There will also be door prizes and giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, and event T-shirt sales benefiting Valor Home of Lorain County, a transitional housing program for homeless male veterans that serves 100,000 people each year.
“We are so glad to be a part of this community-wide effort to support Valor Home of Lorain County and the incredible work they do,” Garrett said.
Music is being provided throughout the event by Cruisin’ with FLP DJ. There will be many great food options at the site’s concession stand, food trucks, and delicious Jones Bones BBQ and Kountry Krunchin’s Popcorn.
Event sponsors and vendors include Lokar Performance Products, Holley Performance Products, Avon Dance & Martial Arts, ColorStreet by Jen Bowens, Bill Jackson Roofing and DF Kustoms.
For more information about DEI’s Cruise-In event, call 800-264-9472, or visit DEI’s Cruise-in Facebook page for up to the minute details in the event of rain.