Newburyport conducts its fourth annual “Cruisin’ the ’50s” downtown cruise evening on Thursday, August. 13. As local shows go, this can be a large deal, drawing an believed 10,000 to 14,000 site visitors towards the city between 5-8 p.m. It demonstrates that key elements to some first-class vehicle show is to locate a special venue making it a yearly event. “I sent invites for that first show in 2012, also it appeared like just the next evening I went into Shirley Ellison at Liberty Tree Mall,” states show organizer Wes Pettengill.