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Love of chrome drives club members

The members of a new local car club gather each week and roll down Iowa.

June 27, 2009

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The MAC Chrome Club meets in the parking lot of Sheridan’s on 23rd Street on June 14. The group’s only requirement is that members’ vehicles have chrome rims. Members meet every Sunday at Sheridan’s.

The MAC Chrome Club meets in the parking lot of Sheridan’s on 23rd Street on June 14. The group’s only requirement is that members’ vehicles have chrome rims. Members meet every Sunday at Sheridan’s.

The crowd’s eyes fixate on a line of about 20 cars that roll in to Sheridan’s Frozen Custard parking lot at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa Streets.

The sun reflects off at least one part of every car — chrome rims.

While “tricking” out cars isn’t a new trend, two Lawrence residents are hoping to entice other car enthusiasts with vamped-up vehicles to join the MAC Chrome Club.

“Everybody got chrome,” said co-founder Dwane Jimerson. “We just thought it was some way we could get together, have fun, (and) cruise around town.”

The MAC Chrome Club revved up this spring with three cars. Now that number is speeding toward 25.

“Every Sunday it grows more and more and more,” Jimerson said. “Everybody got chrome these days.”

While Jimerson keeps it somewhat toned down — with chrome on his wheels, grill, mirrors and door handles — the other club co-founder, Alex Cano, likes it a little shinier. “I got all the chrome I can put on it,” he said with a smile.

The group meets in downtown Lawrence, cruises Massachusetts Street and heads south to Sheridan’s, taking over the parking lot around 6:30 p.m. every Sunday, unless it rains on their parade of chrome.

“It always attracts attention to whatever business we park at,” Jimerson said. “This (Sheridan’s) is basically the center point for Lawrence.”

The club is always looking for new members, but there is just one requirement to ride.

“You must have chrome rims. Period,” Jimerson said. “It shines. It gets attention. It just looks nice. It’s chrome.”

For more information on the MAC Chrome Club, call Jimerson at 550-7318 or Cano at 760-6087.

Comments

Hawaiian Ice 5 years, 7 months ago

damm they hyped it up like it was gonna be the badest club in town. how there was gonna be a tv special and all that. this must be the big exciting article he told everyone about! lol .. car club means custom custom custom or unique. not cheap chrome wheels. at least name brand or trick out something.. not store bought speakers boxes and calling it custom! ya not 16

latinjay67 5 years, 6 months ago

Everyone has a different opinion in what a car club is. To maxxiumimports, your opinion differs from what we are doing in the fact that we only require chrome wheels. As far as being the "baddest" club in town? That isnt our goal, we are only trying to have a good time cruising around town, and making new friends. So, I speak for all 36 members of the "Mac Chrome Car Club" when I ask you to keep your negative comments to yourself. Thank You, Juan

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