Car Meet Nappanee Street parking lot by old Martin's 07-30-2021

About 40 drivers congregate in the parking lot by the closed Martin’s Super Market on Nappanee Street on Friday evening. Leaders say the events have been unfairly described at City Council meetings but acknowledge that some drivers do not follow the rules.

ELKHART — Activity like street racing, burnouts and reckless driving that allegedly takes place at a Nappanee Street parking lot is not as bad as what has been stated at recent City Council meetings, participants say.

The car meets, which have taken place on several Fridays and Saturdays this summer, are a way for enthusiasts to get together and appreciate the looks and performance of each other’s cars, they say. And if anyone does engage in illegal activity, they are going against the organizer’s wishes.

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