The Bill Coyle Memorial Cruise-In at Fort Ritchie in June was a big hit with participants and enthusiasts. Over 180 cars, trucks, Jeeps, motorcycles, and tractors were on display at the second annual event in Cascade. Funds raised from the Cruise-In will support the Fort Ritchie Community Center’s (FRCC) summer camp program for local children.
Vehicles were registered in one of seven categories.
Best Truck — Justin Bushneck (1917 Mack)
Best Tractor — Mike Head (Pulling Tractor)
Best Jeep — Louis Capezuto (Restored Military Jeep)
Best Motorcycle — Eric Peel (1962 Harley Davidson Trike)
Best Modern — Richard Burd Family (2010 Corvette)
Best Classic — John Gongloff (1979 Corvette)
Best Antique — Dennis McCullough (1970 Chevy Nova)
This marks the second year for the event, which has been renamed in memory of Bill Coyle, a Cascade resident and FRCC member, who passed away in March. Bill loved antique cars and frequently drove in parades, proms, and Pen Mar Park. Bill’s 1929 Model A Ford was on display at the Cruise-In.
The Fort Ritchie Community Center is celebrating its 15th year of service in 2023. The Community Center provides a wide range of programs and activities such as youth programs, group fitness classes, holiday events, craft bazaars, and fishing tournaments. Located on the former Fort Ritchie property, it features a fitness center, weight room, two gymnasiums, and personal training. Please visit www.thefrcc.org for more information on the Community Center and its upcoming events.
Pictured are Jeff and Bethany (Bill’s youngest daughter) Deibel next to Bill Coyle’s 1929 Model A Ford, on display at the Cruise-In.