For many years, Indiana was the center of the automobile industry. Luxurious automobiles made in Indiana included the well-known Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg and Stutz. At one time there were more than 200 automobile manufacturers in Indiana – more than any other state! Moreover, the first electric hybrid and fully electric automobiles, the first gas pumps, and the largest testing grounds for automobiles – now famously known as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – were all born in Indiana! Given Indiana’s deep history and unparalleled passion for automobiles, Cruise Indy was a natural choice for a unique fundraiser.
This event allows collectors to show their vehicle in a festive setting complete with music, food, silent auction and entertainment, and an opportunity to enjoy a car cruise (participants receive a collectors medallion), while raising money to benefit a worthy charity or charities.