Drag races, swap meet and more in Eureka

2013-05-08T02:00:00Z Drag races, swap meet and more in Eureka Elko Daily Free Press
May 08, 2013 2:00 am

EUREKA — Car enthusiasts are invited to drive to Eureka and “Show What Ya’ Brung” to the town’s annual car show.

“Just bring your favorite ride, whether it’s a hot rod, vintage, custom, or your daily driver and enjoy some great hospitality,” said organizer Lee Raine.

Motorcycles also are welcome at the Friday and Saturday event.

Although there is no admission fee, there is a registration fee of $40 per car, which includes two T-shirts and a dash plaque. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded.

Activities begin with 1,000-foot drag races for all cars and motorcycles on Friday at the Eureka Airport. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and qualifications will run from 10 a.m. until noon so everyone will have a chance to establish their dial-in times before racing starts at 1 p.m. The races will continue from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

“We have a new light and timing system and cash prizes and trophies will be awarded for top three drag race times,” Raine said.

The Main Street “Cruise-in” will be Friday evening. DJ Bill Micheli will provide music and entertainment both Friday and Saturday. The car show and the concurrent Highway 50 yard sale and swap meet will display along both sides of Eureka’s historic Main Street on Saturday.

The free mini-train and bounce castle for kids will be at the Eureka Fire House.

Last year, vehicles competed in the show from most towns in Nevada. Cash prizes and awards will be presented at a no-host award dinner Saturday evening.

The schedule is subject to change. For up-to-date information, check www.eurekacarshow.com, call 775-237-5484, or email econdev@eurekanv.org.

The events are produced by the Eureka County Economic Development Program & Sponsors.

Friday

9 a.m. Drag Race registration begins At Eureka Airport and qualifications will run from 10 am until noon. Drag Race registration $10. Car inspection. Motorcyclists must wear helmet and full leather to race.

1-5 p.m. — Drag Races at Eureka Airport

Lion’s Club Refreshment Stand

6 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. Car Show early registration at Sloppy Joe’s Diner - Music provided by DJ “Bill Micheli” dinner specials at Sloppy Joe’s Diner.

7:30 p.m. “Cruise In” — cars line up for parade of cars down Main Street and around town, after parade party at Sloppy Joe’s Diner continues with food, dancing and music.

Saturday

7 a.m. to noon — The Roost will have coffee and muffins

7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. — Car Show registration in front of Eureka Opera House.

Raffle tickets on sale with raffle drawings for prizes held throughout the day.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Free Mini Train Rides & Bounce Castle at Fire Station

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Highway 50 yard sale along Main Street

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Car Accessories display and swap meet ( E. Bateman Street in front of Train Car)

10:30 am to 2 p.m. — Heather’s Kitchen (E. Bateman St. in front of Train Car)

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Car Show Judging ( Turn in judging card at registration desk in front of Opera House)

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Owl Club: No Host Awards Banquet Dinner $15 per person.

6 p.m. — Car Show winners announced at Owl Club. Trophies and cash prizes presented. Music by DJ “Bill Micheli.”

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  1. SwapMadness
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    SwapMadness - May 08, 2013 6:58 pm
    This is a great swap meet so be sure to come out and bring your trade-able items. Visit http://www.swapmadness.com for location.
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