CRUISIN': Things getting busy as summer approaches
In May 10 issue, Russell County News By Ron Cowell, Columnist
The summer has been off to a good start with all the Car Clubs active and the Cruise Ins and Shows underway. On Thursday May 1st The Outsiders had their first Cruise In. The club was just newly formed in the fall of 2007 but is well on their way.
The Cruise In was held at Lake & Shake and Town & Country Realty.
There were cars there from The Ol Boys Toys, Lake C u m b e r l a n d Classic Cars and others. All that attended had a good time. If you missed out on this one dont worry, The Outsiders will have a Cruise In at that same location the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 PM till when ever.
There was 50s, 60s and 70s music provided by a DJ. There were prizes given away for the right answer to the Trivia questions asked on the Old Music and TV of the past. It turned out to be fun time for all who attended.
The first weekend of each month will give you plenty to do if you like the old cars. Besides The Outsiders Cruise in on Thursdays nights The Old Boys Toys will have a Block Party the first Friday of each month at Sonic in the Key Village Shopping Center.
This will get underway at 6:00PM till ?????? And dont forget the Ol Boys Toys Car Show the third Saturday of each month through September. These are held at the K Mart Parking lot. There are trophies given away for the top car in each class. If you are ready for a little g e t away The Ohio Valley Cruisers of Henderson Kentucky is having their 22nd annual car show, Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th.
This all takes place in the downtown area of Henderson Kentucky.
There is usually anywhere from 300 to 500 cars attending this show.
You will see all original, street rods, rat rods, cars and trucks of all kinds at this show. On Saturday Night there is a BIG Sock Hop where the owners of the Cars and spectators all gather and listen to the oldies of the past and talk cars.
Yes and there is even some who hear a song that brings back a memory and youll see dancing in the Streets.
Then on Saturday the actual Car Show takes place. There are T Shirts for the first 100 people registered plus dash plaques and Goodie Bags for the first 200 registered.
Registration is from 8:00AM till 12 Noon. There is drive through judging for the cars.
There are food venders there with all kinds of good food. The aroma of Rexs BBQ fills the air with a fragrance that will make you hungry even if you are not. There are vendors there for car parts, T Shirts and more.
There are 130 awards given out at he show. There is the top 100 from 1900 to 1979, The top 25 1980 to the present and the top five bikes. Awards go to the Best GM Car, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Unfinished, 75% overall. Best GM Truck, Best Ford Truck, best Dodge Truck, Best Sport Coupe and best Bike. There are also prizes for Best Engine, Best paint, Best interior, best of show and you always enjoy the stories told by the folks competing for the Hard Luck Trophy.
I happen to know they have a super DJ there along with a half pot drawing. There are drawings for cash prizes like a $500.00 Gift Card from Wal Mart, a certificate for a Muffler package and four new tires.
There are cars there from all over. There are 8 couples planning on attending form The Outsiders of Russell County. We will let you know how they do.
If you would like more information on The Ohio Valley Cruisers Car Show you can contact President Wynn Stone at 270-826-5831 or Randy Evans at 270-826-0420.
If your club is having an event you would like us to tell everyone about drop me a line with all the information at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information needs to be in at least two weeks before the event. In the meantime, enjoy the summer and all the Cruise Ins and Car shows that are planned and most of all “Keep Cruisin”.
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