The nearby town of Clinton, Illinois, closed off their historic town square for a good old-fashioned cruise. Modern cars were kept out while vintage rides filled every available parking space and made several more of their own. Nobody got rowdy, and the cops seemed to be enjoying the turnout as much as the participants. One of the bars along the square had a chicken dinner early in the evening and live bands after 9 p.m. Ask the graybeards; there was a time when the show was the reason to go that weekend, but the after-hours stuff at the local cruise-ins, bars, and hotel parking lots was as much of a reason to go as the main event. It's great to see that tradition reviving with shows like The Hunnert Car Pileup.