15th annual Cruising Downtown is set for Sept. 5

MANCHESTER – New England’s third largest classic car show returns to the streets of Downtown Manchester with more than 500 classic cars and trucks and live entertainment on two stages.

This year’s event features Dennis Gage, host of the hit cable television series "My Classic Car." Gage will have his cameras rolling as he checks out the classic vehicles on display.

Fun for the entire family, this year’s Cruising Downtown features music throughout the day, including Atomic Raygun, a rockabilly band who will be taking to the main stage in Veterans Park.

Join the Manchester Rotary Club for Cruising Downtown and help raise money for Manchester area non-profits.

Donation to Cruising Downtown is $5, children under 12 will be admitted free. Parking is free and handicapped parking is available directly behind City Hall along Franklin Street.

Show vehicle registration is open throughout the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m. at the Brady Sullivan Tower parking lot, located at 1750 Elm St. (off the Amoskeag Bridge).

The show features trophies and dash plaques for the first 200 cars.

Registration on the day of the event will be first come, first serve and the $25 registration fee must be paid in cash or a check written out to the Manchester Rotary Club.

For more information visit www.cruisingdowntown.

All proceeds from Cruising Downtown are distributed to charitable non-profit organizations in the Greater Manchester area through the Manchester Rotary Club grant program.

The Manchester Rotary Club, founded in 1918, is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill – in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The Manchester Club members represent a small portion of the 1.2 million Rotarians, in nearly every country, who are dedicated to the ideal of Service Above Self. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

For more information visit www.manchesterrotary.org.