Country Cruisers Car Club Hosts Annual Cruise and Show



Friday, Aug. 11: Show downtown at South Franklin St. from 5-10 p.m.
Games, food, and trophies.

Saturday, Aug. 12: Car show line-up starts at 2:30 p.m. at EZ Pickin’s.
Cruise starts at 5 p.m. and ends at the Bacon ‘N Hops Festival in downtown Manchester. Live music by Time Machine.

Sunday, Aug. 13: Car Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. (registration 8 a.m. to noon).
Awards presented at 3 p.m. Entry fee $15, spectator fee $2.

Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Country Cruisers Car Cruise and Show in Manchester, IA!

The annual event, set for Aug. 11-13 this year, features vehicles of all makes and models, games, food, live music, and more.

IMG_1815“It’s usually a nice laid back show,” said Sean Dailey, salesperson at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and member of the Country Cruisers Car Club. “We do ours at the fairgrounds to give people a little more room to move around.”

The cruise on Saturday will cover about 75 miles in Delaware County. Vehicles of any year, make, or model are welcome at the cruise and show.

IMG_1813Awards are given in 44 categories, including Best Paint, Ladies Choice, Best Engine, Low Rider, Street Machine, Corvette, 2000 & Up Pickups, and more!

“We give out about four times as many awards as most shows,” Sean said. “We give out about 110 trophies the whole weekend.”

See all the award categories here.

The Best of Show winner gets a professional photo shoot by Kevin McCusker Photography and they are featured on the T-shirt the following yeIMG_1812ar.

The Country Cruisers Car Club, which organizes the cruise and show, has about 40 members. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.


“We have monthly meetings and we try to get together as a club for outings, shows, breakfasts, or lunches,” Sean said.


IMG_1814The club is brought together by their love of vehicles and also by a mission to help area organizations.

“Everything we do is charity-driven,” Sean said. “We give a lot of money to the Special Olympics and Operation Santa Claus. We gave away $3-4,000 last year.”

Learn more at the Country Cruisers Club website.

2 New Vehicles for 2 Loyal Runde Customers

Kenny and Christine Jons

Kenny and Christine Jons, of Walker, Iowa, recently purchased their fifth and sixth vehicles from Runde Auto Group!

The couple picked up a 2014 Ford F-350 and a 2014 Ford Explorer Limited at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA. They said the atmosphere is what always brings them back to Runde’s.

“You aren’t pressured to do anything,” Kenny said. “They are relaxed and laid back, they give us great deals, and they have great service. It’s a lot different than some of the places we’ve been.”

Their salesperson was Sean Dailey.

“We really like him,” Kenny said. “He’s a very good guy to get along with.”

They don’t typically purchase two new vehicles on the same day.

“That kind of just happened that way,” Kenny said. “I knew what I was looking for but when I got mine, my wife talked to Sean. She got a pretty good deal and she loves it so far.”

The couple is happy with the straight-forward service at Runde Auto Group.

“To me it’s a good atmosphere,” Kenny said. “It’s a small town and you can go and look at what you want or they’ll find it for you and do the best they can for you.”

A Ford Flex from Runde’s for a North Dakota Family

Ford Flex Main

Robert and Katherine Wick live in Williston, North Dakota, but that didn’t stop them from getting a vehicle from Runde Auto Group.

The couple was looking for a 2014 Ford Flex SEL AWD in any color other than red, black, or white, with bucket seats in the second row.

“You wouldn’t think that would be too difficult to find, but you’d be surprised,” Katherine said.

Ford Flex 2She searched the Internet and finally found the one she wanted at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA. With Runde Auto Group’s large inventory of vehicles, we had plenty of options for them!

Their salesperson was Sean Dailey.

“He was great,” Katherine said. “He was very nice and concerned and Route to NDvery low key, not pushy, which is great. He was always willing to work with us and step up to do something extra. We financed through Ford and there were great incentives.”

Runde Auto Group also made getting the vehicle to the Wick family convenient.Ford Flex

“I was going to call a car carrier and have them ship it up here and he said for the price of the carrier, we could have a couple guys drive it up to you,” she said. “That got it here weeks earlier. Every step of the way, you guys were great.”

The Flex has plenty of room for the entire Wick family, which includes three kids and their dog, a German Shepard mix.

“It’s a family vehicle,” Katherine said.

For more information about the Ford Flex, visit

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