Car and truck show set for

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2001

June 9 at Pike Co. Fairgrounds


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The third time was a charm for the Country Road Cruisers annual Car and Truck Show and the fourth years is expected to be even better.

The Troy based car and truck club will host a

Car and Truck Show

Saturday, June 9 at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

Registration will be from 8 a.m. until noon and 14 classes have been designated.

"The Country Road Cruisers have a great show planned and we are opening it wide so that owners of different types of vehicles may enter," said Emily Head, club member.

The classes include streetrods up to 1948; trucks – stock up to ’71, stock 1972-1990, modified up to 1971 and modified 1972 to 1990; motorcycles; cars: stock up to 1971; stock 1972 to 1990, modified up to 1971, modified 1972 to 1990; 1990 and up all makes and models; foreign, all makes and models; and under restoration (60 percent). Entry fee is $15.

First, second and third place awards will be presented in all classifications. Speciality awards for Best of Show and Shriner’s Choice will also be presented.

"To encourage early entries, goody bags and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries," Head said. "We will also have a 50/50 pot drawing, but you must be present to win."

For those who have a vehicle they would like to show, but not enter in the competition , the car corral is the just the place.

"A lot of people have great vehicles and/or unique vehicles they would like to show off but not ‘show’ in competition," Head said. "The car corral has been very popular and we invite anyone interested to bring in their vehicle and put it in the corral. There is a $5 to corral a car – or truck."

In addition to the car and truck show, the Country Road Cruisers will sponsor a valve cover race in the afternoon. The valve cover race is one of the most popular and highly contested events of the show.

Valve covers are wheeled up, shined up, painted up and rolled down a track with the eventual victory taking home the spoils. Those wishing to enter don’t have to be a licensed driver, in fact, they don’t even have to own a car. All they need is a valve cover. This makes a great parent/child project, so Head recommends going out to a junk yard and shopping for just the right valve cover today.

The Country Road Cruisers Car and Truck Show will also feature entertainment, arts and crafts and food booths.

"We are also considering a silent auction and we are selling chances on a go-cart to be given away the day of the show," Head said. "This year’s show should be a good one and it’s a great way for a family to spend time together. For those who have an interest in cars and trucks, you can’t beat it."

And, you certainly can’t beat the price of admission. It’s free. So, join the Country Road Cruisers on June 9 and plan to stay a while. Once you get there, it’s hard pull yourself away.