Classics cars are cruising into Coalville this weekend
For Steven Richins, the annual Coalville Super Cruise Car Show is somewhat nostalgic. A significant portion of the classic cars lining the city’s blocks are from the 50s and 60s, "his era," as he put it. The day’s music and dancers will also represent the same time period.
From Mustangs and GTOs to Chevelles, Novas and Corvettes, a wide array of classic cars will be represented at the 25th Super Cruise Car Show on Saturday, July 11 on Main Street. Coalville City and JC Hackett Promotions are sponsoring the event again this year.
The city will close Main Street at noon and the three cruising groups arrive from Ogden, Salt Lake City and Evanston, Wyoming will converge at 1 p.m. The event will feature many different merchandise and food vendors, street performers and entertainment for kids will be available and free to the public. Last year, approximately 1,200 people attended and more than 100 cars were included in the show.
"People really like to see the old cars fixed up and like to look at them," Richins said.
At 5 p.m., awards in different categories will be given out by the sponsors of the event, including ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Mayor’s Choice’ awards.
Coalville Mayor Trever Johnson said his decision will likely fall on the shoulders of his four kids. Johnson said his 12-year-old son, Bryce, who "loves cars," will ultimately have the final say.
"I like to take my kids and majority rules," he said. "Before I pick, the mayor’s kids get to pick. And it will probably be something orange."
The Super Cruise car show is just one of several events the city puts on during the summer months.
Johnson said the events draw attention to the area and put a spotlight on the county seat. During the city-sponsored barbecue last month, a majority of the attendees were from out of town, Johnson said.
"We get feedback from people all the time that just love the community and say, ‘I can see why people want to live here," Johnson said. "It’s also a good way to get the locals out."
Coalville City and JC Hackett Promotions will host the Super Cruise Car Show from noon, Saturday, July 11, until 6 p.m. Music and entertainment will provided throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to Coalville City’s homepage http://www.coalvillecity.org/.
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