For the last eight years, classic car owners and spectators have been converging at The Lookout Bar & Grill in Maple Grove.
Chevy’s Best Car Club car show, deemed “Cruise Night at The Lookout,” has not only drawn the attention of car fans, but contributed to thousands of dollars to be donated to CROSS Services to help individuals and families in need in the community.
The car club consists of approximately 78 member families gathering the third Wednesday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. May through October at The Lookout.
“As this is the only car show event in the western suburbs, it caught on quickly and we generally have 70-100 classic cars on display,” Chevy’s Best Car Club Public Relations Director Clay Hagen said. “The Lookout gives a 15 percent discount to all attending, we have golden oldies playing, and everyone gets a free ticket for some door prizes that are given away. It’s just a fun evening of cool cars, good food, and good friends.”
The car shows at The Lookout have free admission for car owners and spectators. However, several announcements are made during the shows that donations are accepted for CROSS Services.
“We chose CROSS as our charity to support because of its involvement in the northwest community. And it also happens to be the charity that The Lookout and Luther Brookdale Chevrolet (both club sponsors of ours) have been active in supporting,” Hagen said. “We are very pleased to say we have received a positive response from the show-goers and with additional donations from the club, we have been able to contribute thousands of dollars to CROSS over the years.”
“Cruise Night at The Lookout” is expected to continue in 2015 as the Chevy’s Best Car Club celebrates their 40th anniversary. The car show will continue to be coordinated by Terry and Cathie Hallich, who originated this popular event with The Lookout’s owner, Mike Kinnan, eight years ago.
“It’s a great event, it’s been a staple event at The Lookout,” Kinnan said. “It’s a great way to connect with other car owners and they time and time again give back to the food shelf.”
“We look forward to collecting many more donations for CROSS in the future,” Hagen said. For more information about the car club, check out their website at www.chevysbest.net.
CROSS Services provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, financial assistance, and Meals on Wheels to families living in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin. Based in Rogers, CROSS has been operating for nearly four decades and serves more than 600 families each month. For more information, contact CROSS at 763-425-1050 or visit the website at CROSSservices.org.