Car Cruise moves to Beacon Hill

2013-07-29T18:09:00Z Car Cruise moves to Beacon HillDiana Bosse | City of Crown Point nwitimes.com
July 29, 2013 6:09 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Mayor David Uran’s Office of Special Events announces that the Car Cruise is moving for the first two weeks of August. The weekly Car Cruise held Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 is moving to the Beacon Hill Plaza on Broadway.

The DJ services provided by Wayne Para of Five Star DJ are being sponsored by Dave Hirata of Hirata’s Lowell Body Shop, Lowell Automotive and Hammer’d Restos & Customs. Hirata is the son of Kenny Hirata, 2013 Inductee to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

Kenny Hirata began his love for racing with his first car a 1942 Mercury in which he began street racing. In 1958 he stepped up the dragster ranks and in 1961 met his racing partner Phil Hobbs. In 1963 after recovering from a serious accident that almost claimed their lives, Kenny, Phil and new member of the team Bobby Vodnik captured the Top Eliminator win at the 1963 NHRA US. National in Indianapolis.

Kenny Hirata continues to stay involved at Lowell auto body and supports his son Dave as he now continues in his father’s footsteps drag racing.

Come and meet Dave and Kenny Hirata at the Car Cruise on Aug. 1 and bringing with them a dragster race car.

The Car Cruise DJ on Aug. 8 is being sponsored by S4 Motorsports.

You do not want to miss this fun family-friendly event that is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Come enjoy a fun filled evening in Crown Point. For more information or to volunteer contact Diana Bosse, Special Events Director, at (219) 662-3240 or e-mail dbosse@crownpoint.in.gov.

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