(New Brighton, Pa.) Another of the popular events in Beaver County has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the New Brighton Car Cruise that was scheduled for August 22, 2020. Below is a release that New Brighton Borough and PA Hot Rod Company released via e-mail and social media accounts about the cancellation and a possible return for next year:
Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 New Brighton Car Cruise is cancelled. The Borough of New Brighton and the Pennsylvania Hot Rod Company are very disappointed to have to make this decision, but believe it is the right choice for the health and safety of the participants, attendees, and the New Brighton community.
Both groups recognize the important role social events play in community life, but the recent escalation of COVID cases nationally and increased social restrictions in neighboring counties creates too much uncertainty of whether social gatherings will be permitted or advisable by the planned August 22 event date.
The Pennsylvania Hot Rod Company will be reaching out directly to vendors that registered or expressed interest in participating in this year’s car cruise with information and refunding any money paid.
Event planners look forward to organizing a cruise in August 2021 in a showcase with antique cars, automotive enthusiasts, DJs, and vendors in downtown New Brighton.