Rushmore to host car show Saturday
RUSHMORE -- It's time to shine up those street rods and stock cars and head on over to Rushmore for its annual car show. This marks the 11th year of this small town's car show, and enthusiasts from across southern Minnesota, northwest Iowa and ea...
RUSHMORE - It’s time to shine up those street rods and stock cars and head on over to Rushmore for its annual car show.
This marks the 11th year of this small town’s car show, and enthusiasts from across southern Minnesota, northwest Iowa and eastern South Dakota are anticipated to return to show off some of their most prized possessions at the Rushmore school park.
While advanced registrations are still being accepted by calling Terry DeNeui, 478-4307, registrations will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m.
“We have trophies, but if you go to a car show for a trophy, you’re going for the wrong reason,” said DeNeui. “The car show people, they all have a story.”
One such person is an individual DeNeui has worked with to restore a 1970 Cougar Eliminator. Now completely refurbished, he said the car that once sold for about $4,000 new has more than $40,000 “stuck into it.”
“It’s not modified - it’s all stock,” DeNeui said.
In addition to the cars, this year’s show will feature some fancy-painted semi tractors as well as some old, restored farm tractors. Members of the Prairie Reapers will also participate. The semis will be parked along the north side of the park, the tractors on the south side, and the cars, pickups and motorcycles in between.
Classes identified thus far include Stock Cars: 1900-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1983, 1984-1999, and 2000 to present. Modified Cars classes include: 1949-1959, 1960-1972, 1973-1983, and 1984 to present.
There will be two classes for modified pickups: 1900-1972 and 1973 to present; with the same classes for stock pickups. Street rods will be in one class, from 1900 to 1948.
There will also be a category for motorcycles and best of show.
Additional classes may be added on the day of the show.
In addition to the show, food and craft vendors will also be set up in the park. ABATE will sell pork burgers, the Worthington FFA Chapter is selling hot dogs and root beer floats, and the Cub Scouts will have popcorn and bottled water for sale. The vendors will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The weather forecast is for sunny all day with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening,” said DeNeui. “Please come out.”