new for 2018
TOUR RUTHMERE! - Take a guided tour of Ruthmere's extraordinary first floor as part of your Drive-In Friday entry fee.
BEVERAGE FRIENDLY CRUISER LOT! - The Cruiser Lot will be included as event space with beverage service on BOTH sides of the wall. A new gate access will make flow between Ruthmere Courtyard and Cruiser lot much more convenient.
MORE SHOW CARS! - We are doubling the number of premium show cars on the Ruthmere front lawn. See more stunning automobiles! Is your car good enough to make the front lawn show? Check out the qualifications and the perks.
RUTHMERE MEMBER BENEFITS! - Ruthmere Patron members and higher membership levels admitted FREE to Drive-In Fridays.
MORE FOOD AND DRINK CHOICES! - We are going to serve a wider variety of beverages and partnering with top flight Food Truck Vendors to bring you more choices for tasty treats.
WINE AND BEER GARDEN PROUDLY SERVING:
CUT A RUG TO CRUISE-IN TUNES! - We've developed three outstanding themed music playlists for our 2018 Drive-In Friday dates. The covered Loggia next to the Greenhouse will be the designated "High Volume Hoofer's Hang-out" and the place to strut, shimmy and spin your way to an unforgettable time!
2018 DRIVE-IN FRIDAY THEMES
WHAT NOT TO BRING
PRE-REGISTER YOUR CRUISER CLASSIC
Cruise-in car owners are strongly encouraged to pre-register in advance and pay $10 to reserve your cruiser car parking spot. $5 will be reimbursed to pre-registered car owners upon arrival. Unregistered cruise-in cars arriving on the day of the event and deemed worthy of parking in the cruise-in lot pay $10 for entry.
Cruise-in car parking opens at 4pm and spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. NEW FOR 2018 -- Parking spaces will NOT be assigned. Limited capacity of 42 parking spaces. Cruise-in lot parking closes once spots are filled or at 5pm, whichever occurs first. Cruiser lot exit opens at 7pm.
Security will be on site for car and guest safety. Note, cruise-in cars must meet minimum standards to qualify as a Drive-In Friday Cruiser. For questions and to submit your car's info and photo email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cool Rides. Hot sounds. Come relax on the Ruthmere grounds during "Drive-In Fridays" in 2018 the last Friday of June - August, 5-8PM. Cruise in with your own classic ride, or just come to check out some of the most beautiful cars on the planet. Chill out to hot summer tunes while you enjoy a cold beverage (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served) and a selection of premium food trucks. Out of this world show cars will be on display on Ruthmere's front lawn during each "Drive-In Friday." Don't miss it!
We love our sponsors!
The 2018 Drive-In Friday Presenting Sponsor is Kem Krest. Please say Thank You to any Kem Krest employees you may know for their valuable support of Ruthmere's Drive-In Fridays.
More sponsor opportunities:
NEW CAR DEALER SPONSOR - $2,500 LIMIT 1
FOOD TRUCK SPONSOR - $1,000 LIMIT 3
SHOW CAR SPONSOR - $250 LIMIT 8 PER EVENT
DIF SEASON TOUR SPONSOR - $150 NO LIMIT
Sponsor Perks - Sponsors receive premium event seating on the Ruthmere Piazza, food/beverage service from private menu, and one-year Ruthmere Patron membership.
To become a Drive-In Friday sponsor, call Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at 574-264-0330 ext. 105
or email email@example.com
put your show car on ruthmere's front lawn!
THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME! YOU'VE ALWAYS WANT TO PARK ON RUTHMERE'S FRONT LAWN!
Do you think your classic is truly something special? If it's worthy of being a true "Show Car," then we've got the experience you've dreamed about. We have designated 8 show car spaces on Ruthmere's front lawn for each Drive-In Friday event. For $250 your car will be the center of attention, you'll get premium seating on the Ruthmere Piazza and food/beverage service from a private menu for a party of 4 people. Finally, you'll be a Ruthmere Patron member, and enjoy the benefits of membership all year long!
The Ruthmere front lawn requires a thorough review process. While there is no restriction of car's age or pedigree, it MUST be a spectacular, head-turning, attention getter! To put your show car on Ruthmere's front lawn, call Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at 574-264-0330 ext. 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What If It Rains?
It never rains during a cruise-in, right? Drive-In Fridays are highly planned events with many moving parts (besides the cars!) that make these events a success such as food/beverage vendors, private collector displays, etc. We will post on THIS WEB PAGE at least 24 hours before the event time the local weather update and our plans for that month's Drive-In Friday event. You might want to bookmark this page for reference.
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