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Gervasi Vineyard’s car show is open for the 2020 season

Patricia Faulhaber
Suburbanite correspondent

CANTON The Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-In Car show opened the 2020 season on July 1with a Jeep Lovers themed event.

Car owners from all over the area are invited to drive-in any Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. through September.

Gervasi’s weekly Cruise-Ins are casual, family-friendly gatherings for car lovers of all ages, featuring a wide range of cars and trucks from the very old to the not so old. Admission is free.

There is a special cruiser food discount for the first 100 vehicles in the showcase lot. Cruising the cars which are parked close to the vineyard and the Tuscan style Pavilion is a nice way to spend a summer evening.

Gervasi’s event manager Kendyll Bertram said that there is a featured car club each week.

“Tonight, we have the Jeep Lovers featured,” Bertram said. “Members who drive in are all parked in a special area so people can view the cars all together.”

The remaining featured groups for the summer include:

• July 22 – BMW Car Club of America & CRZ IN MKT

• July 29 – NEO Miniacs

• August 5 –  Friends of Corvair & CRZ IN MKT

• August 12 – Porsche Eastern Buckeye Club

• August 19 – Akron Canton Buick Club & CRZ IN MKT

• August 26 – The North Coast Triumph Association

• September 2 – Jaguar Club of Ohio

• September 9 – Buckeye Corvette Club

• September 16 – No Cruise-In

• September 23 – Corvette Cleveland

“Anyone can show a vehicle in the show,” Bertram said. “Entering a vehicle is free, it’s also free for people to stop in to cruise the show. We have guests who come for the show and many times dine here but we also have guests who come to dine and then walk through the car show.”

Bertram said Gervasi has been hosting the shows for nearly a decade and it was able to continue this year because the car show didn’t fall under any category that had events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The car owners and guests are practicing social distancing, and many are wearing masks,” Bertram said.