Po’ Boys of Canton – Cruise In

Po’ Boys of Canton Car Club

Canton, Georgia – 3rd Saturday Night – Cruise In

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see the Po Boys website(linked below) for 2021 dates


Time: 3:00 PM ’til dark

Event: Po’ Boys of Canton Car Club – Cruise In

Location: 1447 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
(map linked below)

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, March – October.

    Anything on wheels, $5 entry. *We welcome anything on wheels for this Cruise-in, Classic Cars, Classic Trucks, Jeeps, Motorcycles, New Cars.

Be sure to CHECK their website for any future changes/cancellations!!!! Things are always changing quickly these days, so keep an eye out. They used to have a link to their Facebook on the website, but I don’t see it today, I don’t mess with Facebook anyway. There is also a “contact them” link with a email and phone number, if you want to double check before you head out there.

The Third Saturdays for 2021:

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

September 18th

October 16th

The October Cruise in, is usually their Toys for Tots drive where you bring a new toy to donate instead of paying to park… see their website, linked below for the details.

The street address, and a link to the latest weather reports local to the location, down below.

Po’ Boys of Canton(Georgia) Website
(site working and updated as of 03/15/2021)

Their Facebook page link, sometimes they update that before the webpage. So check the webpage or the FB link before you go, in case of any changes.

This page last updated: 03/15/2021


The latest weather reports:

Canton, Georgia Weather at NOAA

National Weather Service

(use Canton, GA or the zip code; 30114 to check the latest weather report if the link above changes)


Click below for the link to Google maps:


Directions:

From the direction of Atlanta; Go 575 north to Exit 20, which has two left hand turning lanes and one right hand turning lane. When you get to the Exit ramp stop light, take a left, go across the bridge that goes over 575.

You will go past a Cracker Barrel on the right, then a QuikTrip on the left, past the Applebees on the right is your turn, Riverstone Drive. Go right and head up the hill. There is another road in the strip mall there that this road meets. Take a left at the stop sign and then look to your right, there is an entrance with a guy taking the entry money and giving out ticket stubs. That is where you go if you are putting your ride into the cruise in area.

If you are just going as a spectator, usually you turn right at the stop sign and park over by the Publix/Chase bank, there are usually spots over there outside of the roped in area to park.


I have been to this cruise in many, many times.

You never know what kind of rides will turn up, there are a lot of different vehicles & some quirky ones that come out of the woodwork for this cruise in, as there is no judging. I have seen cars and trucks as far back as the 1910’s to brand new cars, highly modified race cars and everything in between. There is no rhyme or reason as to what kinds of vehicles will show up or when. There have been authentic military vehicles and ton trucks sitting next to slicked out low riders and classic 356 Porsche’s next to an old barely running project vehicle.

As of this writing, it is still $5 per car/truck/motorcycle/etc., to park in the roped in, cruise in area itself. They say they donate the money to a local training school center… it is free to just walk around. Check the Po Boys of Canton website linked above for the latest.

There is the usual PA system with the seemingly required feedback and music being played way too loud, so beware. Sometimes they turn it down, sometimes they don’t.

If rain is not in the forecast and it is a nice evening, there will be bunches of rides of all types there.

There are very few trailer queens at this event(with the exception of some pure racing vehicles, off road trucks, etc..). Most of the attendees drive their vehicles to this event and it is a great chance to see some really wonderful and sometimes quirky vehicles.

Some of the local car clubs in North Georgia often make a run to this event, so all of a sudden on one weekend there will be a whole row of one model of car there. For instance, one weekend it was a bunch of the old 1930’s Buicks. I saw 10-14 Packards there one night that I have not seen since. One night a bunch of Cadillac guys showed up with all different year models. It is a wacky event as you never know what will be there, which is why I try to go every month. This is a family friendly event, with kids of all ages running around so if you have an aversion to that sort of thing, don’t bring your ride.

-W


This is where I like to eat before or after I go to the cruise in, good eating!

Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q

1600 Marietta Hwy Canton, GA 30114
(Google Maps link)

770-345-9067
Fax: 770-704-6626



This place is a little farther out of Canton… but it is good eating if you are in the area and want to try something different.

Amos BBQ

website link for Amos BBQ

697 Hightower Trail, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Open Mon-Thu 5:30am-8pm;

Fri-Sat 5:30am-9pm

(call to make sure about the times, or check their Facebook as they may change)


Some photos I have taken at this event :

05/21/2016 – Canton Cruise In – 24 photos


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