Classic cars cruise through Ned’s Point on Sunday drive

Jun 28, 2020

MATTAPOISETT — In the midst of a beautiful day, with people swimming and laying out in the grass, parkgoers were surprised when 23 classic cars pulled into Ned’s Point on the morning of June 28 around 11 a.m.

The Lug Nuts, a car enthusiast group based in Bridgewater, planned a cruise which began in the group’s town of origin and ended in Acushnet, with Ned’s Point being the stop before their final destination. 

Walkers and bike riders stopped  to marvel at the cars which included models like a vintage Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Chevelle and Plymouth Satellite. 

The group, founded in 1989, meets monthly to hang out and talk cars, as well as go to shows, rallies and cruises.

“We’re just a good group of friends,” said President Mike Lowell. 

But the group is more than just a car club. The Lug Nuts participate in a Toys for Tots fundraiser every year, and they’re the highest producing car club of donations in the Northeast, Lowell said. 

After the cruise was over, he also said they were going to do a drive-by for a friend of one of the club’s members who has terminal brain cancer.

“It’s what we do, whenever people need us there,” Lowell said. 

Matt Lewis, the member who organized the cruise, chose Ned’s Point because he said it’s a beautiful place, and the group appreciates that the parkgoers let them come here.

And, by the looks of it, parkgoers appreciated it too.