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Cruising returns to Uptown Lexington for the first time in 26 years

LEXINGTON, N.C. – For the first time in 26 years, drivers were allowed to cruise Main Street in Lexington.

Cruising Main Street was popular for many generations until uptown officials say it got out of hand and was banned by the city in 1988.

“It reminds you of old times,” said Van Scott, who met his wife Linda while cruising Main Street in the mid-60s. “I waved at Linda and she waved back. The rest is history.”

City officials allowed cruising as part of the Uptown Lexington Summer Stroll. In the past, classic car owners would park their cars for display. But Friday night, they could actually cruise up and down Main Street for old time’s sake.

“It was a lot of fun back when you could do it,” said Joe Hedrick, who came Friday night to see the classic cars cruise. “I enjoy the different shapes, sounds and looks.”

Organizers say the event was so popular they may look at bringing it back again next year.

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