Todd Francisco, president of the Midwest Rollers Car Club, is organizing a rolling car show that will make appearances at several Lincoln parks Saturday before ending at Culver’s on North 27th Street. He’ll be leading the pack in his 1970 Thunderbird; someone else will be at the tail in Francisco’s 2002 Ford F-350, providing support. They’ll start their engines at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Lincoln Southwest.
Todd Francisco will pull out first, low-riding in his purple 1970 Thunderbird, with at least 65 others falling in behind him, Corvettes and Cadillacs, Mopars and Mustangs, a Husker-themed ’51 Chevy. A Ford F-350 with tools, jumper cables and extra gas will follow, providing roadside support.
The rolling car show will do a lap at Pioneers Park, cruise Holmes Lake, hit Mahoney Park, detour past a cancer-surviving friend’s house, and end at Culver’s on North 27th Street.
The president of the Midwest Rollers Car Club hopes other antique, classic and custom cars join them, or catch up along the way.
But more than that, Francisco hopes families gather — safely — in the parks and along the route, to watch and wave as the Corona Cruz rolls by.
“That’s the kind of stuff I like, and I think that’s what a lot of hot-rodders like. Making people smile, making people happy.” The Midwest Rollers Car Club is hosting a moving car show Saturday, with appearances at several Lincoln parks. Car owners are encouraged to join at the beginning or along the way; families are invited to watch. 11 a.m.: Meet at Lincoln Southwest High School. 11:30: Leave for Pioneers Park. 12:15 p.m.: Arrive at […]