"Drive-In Fridays"


GET THE COOLEST (AND HOTTEST) T-SHIRT OF 2017!!!

The Drive-In Fridays T-shirts are here!!

Both the coolest and hottest T-shirt of 2017 can be yours for
only $15.  Sizes S-XXXL available.  Wear it with pride!

FOR PURCHASE CALL 574-264-0330 ext. 109 and ask for
Callie Wert, or email at cwert@ruthmere.org


Come see the Drive-In Friday Show Cars for July 28, 2017
1951 "Doc" Hudson Hornet, decked out like the Pixar Cars "Doc Hudson" is sure to be a favorite with the kids.


And the space age looking 1992 Jaguar XJ220 is a 220 mph jaw dropper that was the fastest production car from 1992-1993. 

Don't miss these beauties!

Schedule of Musicians

****CLICK ON ARTIST FOR LINK TO PREVIEW****

June 30, 2017
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish
Cut 2

July 28, 2017
Dos Hermanos Band 
Cut 2

August 25, 2017
Nashon Holloway Band
Cut 2

September 29, 2017
The Legal Immigrants 
Cut 2

Where do I park?

PRE-REGISTERED CRUISER CARS
Pre-registered Cruisers may begin to park at 4pm and are reserved until 5pm.  Cruiser lot is located on Ruthmere's Quilt Garden lawn, immediately east of Ruthmere Manision.  Approach the Cruiser lot from the west, on Beardsley Avenue's eastbound lane, and prepare to turn left into Cruiser lot as directed by Ruthmere Staff.  Pre-registered Cruiser cars please show registration in dash window. 

NON-REGISTERED CRUISER CARS
Non-registered cruiser cars will be qualified on the spot starting at 5pm and available spots filled on a first come, first served basis.  Ruthmere reserves the right to assign all Drive-In Friday Cruiser spaces.

GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING
General public parking available in First Presbyterian Church parking lot and neighborhood street parking.


Cool Rides.  Hot sounds.  Come relax on the Ruthmere grounds during "Drive-In Fridays" presented by the Center for Hospice Care the last Friday of June - September, 6-8:30PM. 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 and scrumptious snacks (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served). Premium award winning show cars will be on display on Ruthmere's front lawn during each "Drive-In Friday." Don't miss it! 

GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 5:30PM.
PUBLIC PARKING AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

$5 PER PERSON PAY AT THE GATE.
$10 FOR A FAMILY OF 3-5 PERSONS.
$15 PERSONAL SEASON PASS AVAILABLE TO
RUTHMERE MEMBERS ONLY.

CRUISE CAR OWNERS (2 PER CAR) ADMITTED FOR FREE.  PRE-REGISTRATION PREFERRED FOR CRUISE-IN CARS.   SPACES ARE LIMITED TO 43 CARS.  BEGIN PARKING CRUISE CARS ON EAST LOT AT 4PM.
APPROACH ON BEARDSLEY AVE. FROM THE WEST.  PRE-REGISTERED CAR SPACES HELD UNTIL 5:30PM.   

LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS WELCOME. NO COOLERS OR CARRY-IN FOOD/BEVERAGES ALLOWED ON SITE.

WINE AND BEER GARDEN PROUDLY SERVING:


FOOD VENDORS ON SITE:
THAT GUYS GOURMET RIBS
TWISTED COW
RHONDA'S CAKE COTTAGE


REGISTER FOR TIX AND YOUR CLASSIC CAR

Click on the date below to pre-register for Drive-In Friday tickets or for holding a spot for your classic car.  Only 43 cruise-in spaces available per date.  Bringing your classic car entitles you to 2 free entry tickets (value of $10) to that Drive-In Friday event.  Security will be on site to watch cruisers' cars.  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 bfirstenberger@ruthmere.org

June 30, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 25, 2017

September 29, 2017


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 musicians, 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. 

If you pre-purchase Drive-In Friday tickets or pre-register your car for the cruise-in, we will be in contact with you the following week about refunding your ticket price or offer you options for participation at future Drive-In Fridays or other Ruthmere events.  We appreciate your support!

june 30 a wet success!

The weather may not have been at it's best, but Drive-In Friday delivered a roaring start to the Holiday Weekend with 112 brave patrons coming out for support!  Vintage cars from the private collection of Gaska Tape's Jack Smith Jr. saved the day and included a 1934 Packard, 1999 Lamborghini Diablo and 2015 Rolls Royce.

Food vendors stood tall and served up incredible food selections and presenting sponsor the Center for Hospice Care auctioned off a one of a kind painting from their art therapy program.

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish did not disappoint, bringing virtuosity and energy the likes of which are rare from a two-man band--this nationally touring rockabilly band are now a part of Ruthmere's storied history of musical artists who have entertained crowds at Elkhart's Jewel of Indiana! 

Don't miss the next Drive-In Friday on
July 28 with Dos Hermanos Band!

 

(574)-264-0330

(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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