Kicks off Star Spangled Spectacular
The Classic Car Cruise will get the Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular festivities off to a fast start Wednesday, July 3. The cruise begins at 6:15 p.m. from the Storm Lake High School parking lot.
The cars will end up at Sunset Park west of the bandshell as the bandshell entertainment and Methodist Church Chancel Choir's ice cream social are being held.
Organizers Howard and Lois Hatlelid encourage Storm Lake residents to watch the classic cars travel through their neighborhoods.
The Classic Car Cruise route will be as follows:
Drivers will exit the high school parking lot and proceed east on Tornado Drive to the intersection with Russell Street, then continue east on East Milwaukee Avenue to Radio Road. Cars will turn south on Radio Road to East Lakeshore Drive. They will go west on East lakeshore Drive, traveling through Chautauqua Park on Chautauqua Park Drive and continue west on Lakeshore to Lake Avenue. Cars will turn north on Lake Avenue, until they reach Fifth Street at which time they will turn west on West Fifth Street. They will travel west on West Fifth Street to Vestal Street where they will turn north on Vestal Street for one block, and then turn west on West Sixth Street. The drivers will follow West Sixth Street to Northwestern Drive where they will turn north on Northwestern Drive to Hyland Drive and then turn west on Hyland Drive. They will follow Hyland Drive west to Angier Drive where they will turn south on Angier Drive and follow that to West Sixth. They will turn west on West Sixth Street and wind their way via Renshaw Drive to West Fifth Street.
They will travel west on West Fifth Street to the intersection of West Fifth, Abner Bell Road and Vista Drive. Drivers will turn south on Vista Drive and follow Vista Drive both south and east back to West Fifth Street. Cars will turn east on West Fifth Street and travel to Grand Avenue. They will turn south on Grand Avenue and proceed to West Lakeshore Drive where they will park their vehicles on the grass in Sunset Park just west of the bandshell.