The CelebratePortage! Cruise-In is returning to Ravenna on Wednesday after dropping the 2020 party, and a founding organizer of the exhibit, to COVID-19.

The celebration was canceled previous year because of the pandemic. Months later, Gary Krause, proprietor of Mongoose Motorsports, who experienced helped run the party because it was started out in 2014, died of COVID-19.

Gary Krause’s widow Tricia Krause, who even now owns Mongoose Motorsports, claimed she is arranging the celebration this yr in tribute to her late husband. The announcer for the party will be given a tribute to examine in Gary’s honor, she mentioned.

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“He’s likely to be smiling down on us,” she mentioned of her late spouse. “This was his toddler.”