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Branson Cops Killed Branson Midnight Car Cruise

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One whom knows

Tulsa, OK

#2 Aug 18, 2011
The Branson Police nor the Ccity Council or anyone with any sense did not destroy the Car Show. Evry since it's start it was the idiots, Drunks, etc that changed the way the car show is today. There was the car show made up of very good people that wanted to show their cars , then there were those that wanted to come and party , burn rubber, drive thier junk cars and race up and down the strip. It is amazing that nobody was ever killed or injuried during one of these shows. And thanks can be given to the Branson Police Department and the many other agencies that helped them maintain order that kept that from happening. It is a shame that such a well intentioned show has gotten a bad name because of the few that have no sense.. I have watched those same idiots throw cigarettes, trash, drinks etc in the legitimate cars as they drove by.
Mopar1313

Garden City, MI

#3 May 24, 2012
There where a few people in the crowds that did cause problems but it was the old branson chief of police that ruined the show! He pretty much turned the the"midnight cruise" into a "police state"! He always got on tv and in the news papers and gave his excuse to the reason for so much law-inforcement: "Safety,traffic jams, and bla bla bla! I've entered my muscle cars in the show for years. If anybody had smarts?for example :safety when you have:branson P.D.,Taneycounty sheriffs,highway&state patrol and sprinfield P.D. I think you got safety covered!drug sniffing dogs? And the cars in the show go down the middle if the strip !I think its pretty safe! For traffic the oldtimers are already in bed by the time the cruise starts! The lenth of the cruise is way too short! It should start some where down by the wal-mart then down past olive garden then down sheperd of the hills expressway! The city has lost its mind in the fact that how much money that comes into branson for this event! Hotels&motels are sold out way ahead of time not to mention the money to all the food buisnesses in town and now after the tornado branson needs money! So hopefully people will get a clue and put the cruise back the way it originally was! Thanks jeramiaha stiverson hollister mo.
Bubba LeRoy Artifus Jones

Jefferson City, MO

#4 May 25, 2012
Mopar1313 wrote:
There where a few people in the crowds that did cause problems but it was the old branson chief of police that ruined the show! He pretty much turned the the"midnight cruise" into a "police state"! He always got on tv and in the news papers and gave his excuse to the reason for so much law-inforcement: "Safety,traffic jams, and bla bla bla! I've entered my muscle cars in the show for years. If anybody had smarts?for example :safety when you have:branson P.D.,Taneycounty sheriffs,highway&state patrol and sprinfield P.D. I think you got safety covered!drug sniffing dogs? And the cars in the show go down the middle if the strip !I think its pretty safe! For traffic the oldtimers are already in bed by the time the cruise starts! The lenth of the cruise is way too short! It should start some where down by the wal-mart then down past olive garden then down sheperd of the hills expressway! The city has lost its mind in the fact that how much money that comes into branson for this event! Hotels&motels are sold out way ahead of time not to mention the money to all the food buisnesses in town and now after the tornado branson needs money! So hopefully people will get a clue and put the cruise back the way it originally was! Thanks jeramiaha stiverson hollister mo.
You talk about all the money that these shows bring to town but sometimes the money isn't worth all of the trouble that these shows cause with all of the extra work that it takes to clean up all of the mess and problems they create. People that get involved with these car shows are just a bunch of drunks and trouble makers and rowdies. They run off more business than they bring in.
Try Again

Kansas City, MO

#5 May 26, 2012
The old chief is gone. If You really want the Cruise back, try again. I suggest you sit down and talk to the Council first. I also suggest sitting down with the New Chief. I really think you will like talking to Him. I was an Officer with Branson P.D. No one could talk to the old chief. It was one of many reasons, he got fired.
Do your research dummy

Branson, MO

#7 May 26, 2012
Shepherd Super Summer Cruise 2012

Date: 08/09/2012 - 08/11/2012
The Super Summer Cruise is the premier car event in Branson, Missouri held annually during August. It features the Show'n'Shine with over 500 cars and trucks on display at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead. The event concludes with the Midnight Cruise, a parade of vehicles down The Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Don't miss this fantastic weekend of fun!
Location: Branson, Missouri
Branson, MO 65616

Since: May 12

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#8 Jun 4, 2012
Try Again wrote:
The old chief is gone. If You really want the Cruise back, try again. I suggest you sit down and talk to the Council first. I also suggest sitting down with the New Chief. I really think you will like talking to Him. I was an Officer with Branson P.D. No one could talk to the old chief. It was one of many reasons, he got fired.
I was wondering who the old and new cheifs are that you are referring to. I don't recall a cheif that got fired. Just curious.
One Whom thinks silly

Branson, MO

#9 Jun 17, 2012
You are silly. Good fun is just that. When people take away our ability to have good fun we move on. Most people work too hard and too long. Then someone decides to have a tantrum and destroy a once a year night of enjoyment where people can relax and see some good looking power. If you don't like it....don't come! P.S. Don't bother responding back, because I won't be wasting anymore time on this silly mess.

Thanks for your time.
Chuck Cummings

Columbia, MO

#10 Aug 13, 2012
Actually there were a couple people injured as a result of it. I was a firefighter in Taney County and know this to be fact.
One whom knows wrote:
The Branson Police nor the Ccity Council or anyone with any sense did not destroy the Car Show. Evry since it's start it was the idiots, Drunks, etc that changed the way the car show is today. There was the car show made up of very good people that wanted to show their cars , then there were those that wanted to come and party , burn rubber, drive thier junk cars and race up and down the strip. It is amazing that nobody was ever killed or injuried during one of these shows. And thanks can be given to the Branson Police Department and the many other agencies that helped them maintain order that kept that from happening. It is a shame that such a well intentioned show has gotten a bad name because of the few that have no sense.. I have watched those same idiots throw cigarettes, trash, drinks etc in the legitimate cars as they drove by.
Chuck Cummings

Columbia, MO

#11 Aug 13, 2012
Actually there were a couple people hurt by this a few years back, whe SDC stopped doing the cruise and SOTH took over. I was a firefighter in Taney County and know this to be fact.
Low rider

Tulsa, OK

#12 Aug 12, 2013
A couple of people hurt ! What a joke about 50 people get hurt on a weekend in T-Town and we are not even having fun just because crime..
Let people have fun is the only time people can have some fun and for the people that think is not funny well pick another weekend and let the people enjoy the midnight cruise...
Car Collector

Branson, MO

#13 Aug 12, 2013
The problem started with burn outs. I have not been to the event for a few years, but the crowd for this one seemed very tame. I never heard of anyone hurt, but could be. The event is important to Branson, and I will tell you that we are becoming an event town. I beleive we can hold this and other similar events without such a overbearing police precence. Its called organization.
zzz

Branson, MO

#14 Aug 13, 2013
Car Collector wrote:
The problem started with burn outs. I have not been to the event for a few years, but the crowd for this one seemed very tame. I never heard of anyone hurt, but could be. The event is important to Branson, and I will tell you that we are becoming an event town. I beleive we can hold this and other similar events without such a overbearing police precence. Its called organization.
I call that bullxhit
Kareem

Branson, MO

#15 Aug 14, 2013
So we dont need events? What is going to draw people to town? You?
Tech

Branson, MO

#16 Aug 14, 2013
Kareem wrote:
So we dont need events? What is going to draw people to town? You?
Branson looks like any other small chit hole town USA. Meth has taken over this town. With that comes unsavory people who are into shooting and looting, killing for no reason at all but needing a drug fix.

FIX THAT!
Allen Cox

United States

#17 Nov 5, 2013
Bubba, Your out of your mind...
Rick

Harrison, AR

#18 May 3, 2014
I used to come to the Branson show and would bring my '70 Oldsmobile. I stopped because I really don't have any interest in watching countless yahoo's in turned up ragged out diesel pickups with their buddies soaking in a cattle water trough in the bed rip up and down the strip and blow black diesel smoke all over the place. End of story.
Bo Winnfield La

United States

#21 May 18, 2014
The police presence is a little much we were pulled over the nite we arrived in my buddy's 76 z he bought just for the cruse The police treated us like criminals we are both business owners responseabel people we don't drink or do drugs just like old cars they let us go when the only bear they found was in the trunk and had barrks wrote on it overall we steel had a good time. Bo
Anonymous

Branson, MO

#22 May 26, 2014
Tech wrote:
<quoted text>
Branson looks like any other small chit hole town USA. Meth has taken over this town. With that comes unsavory people who are into shooting and looting, killing for no reason at all but needing a drug fix.
FIX THAT!
While I am sure that the crime and drugs have likely increased, reading your post would have people believe that it's a town full of drugs with transactions happening openly and by every single person in sight! lol
Like ANY town, it has it's issues, but it is still incredibly safe and mostly full of older folks that are NOT on meth.
It isn't the wild west out here! People aren't shooting each other in the streets each day! That said, should the police be stricter on drugs and enforce the laws.. YES! I know that police will often turn the other way when there are entertainers involved and this is a mistake..even when it's just pot. The laws need to be enforced and things would then be better.
concerned 2

Roy, WA

#23 Jun 28, 2014
We are longtime visitors to Branson and we enjoy watching the summer cruise. Yes, we are older but do stay up late just to see our favorite 50's and 60's muscle cars. THE GREATEST CARS EVER!! We also look forward to visiting the new car museum I read about. I hope the weather will co-operate!
__176Laveng

Saint Peters, MO

#24 Jul 20, 2014
I just so happened to plan a vacation with my family on the weekend of the Branson car cruise. I had no idea that was happening. we saw awesome cars and burn outs all night long. It was one of our best vacations ever! The kids at the time were 12 and 6 and they will never forget this trip. Since then I have gone back and It's not been the same. with every year the police ruin everything. We are not even doing anything wrong and they want to fine you for one thing or another. I have missed the last few shows because it's not the way it used to be and this is the first time in years both of my kids are going to experience the cruise again. I have told them that it's not going to be what you remember. I know they are going to be disappointed. They are now 27 and 21. We are going to go anyway but really don't like giving this town our money for the show and maybe more money because of the cops that want to ruin it!!!!!!

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