Car Show, Cruise Night
Aug 3– 4, 2007
Permanent Link to this event
- C.L.A.S.S. Car Club
- (641) 582-4848
About Summer Dance Cruise/C.L.A.S.S. Car Show
The C.L.A.S.S. Car Club hosts this annual weekend event combining classic cars and music.
The Friday night car cruise has become a really large event. The cars line up at the Best Western from 3:00 in the afternoon until 6:30 when the first car leaves. There is plenty of time to socialize and inspect cars. There will be a lot of local cars there that you won’t see at the show. Everyone with his or her special ride will be there. Last year we had 763 cars.
In the past, the Best Western has had a tent that is in the parking lot that will sell your favorite beverage as well as something to eat while you wait for the cruise to begin. The C.L.A.S.S. Car Club will also be selling T-shirts at a great value. They will be at the entrance of the parking lots. As in the past the local Police department will lead the cruise with their 1958 Ford restored patrol car.
The cruise will leave the Best Western lots at 6:30pm and go through a bit of residential area before getting to the lake and the downtown area. All stop signs will be manned with club members to control the traffic. We want to have the cruisers move along and stay tight so we hold the local traffic back as much as possible. You will be led to down town along the sea wall where there will be hundreds of people waiting to watch the parade of cars. There will be groups of people sitting along the road all the way around the lake to see the beautiful cars. PLEASE use CAUTION when you see these people!! We don’t want anyone to have something happen by acting inappropriately.
The cruise will then go to Ventura where volunteer Fire Department has set a route through town and will man the stop signs. Again a number of people will be on the route. The cruise will then go on the north side of the lake and will terminate by the Surf Ballroom. You are encouraged to turn left on Buddy Holly Place and head back to the Best Western. This will help our traffic flow.
We will have some great entertainment for all cruisers at the Best Western starting at 8:00pm. This year it will be Kit Ryan and Rock Bottom. They of course play 50's and 60's music.
The C.L.A.S.S. would like to extend the invitation for you to attend our Cruise.
Saturday is car show day. The show is held in beautiful down town Clear Lake City Park. The day starts at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon with registration. That is held at 1st Ave. and South Shore, which is located under the water tower. Get there early, as there are alot of cars that attend. Last year we had over 200 that attended the show.
12:00 noon until 3:30pm is the actual show. There will be many spectators walking the show as well as the registrants that will judge the cars. There will also be judges and sponsors for best paint, interior, GM, Ford, Mopar, both stock and modified engines, street rod and 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks. These will get a special trophy if they win one of these classes. There is also a Best of Show winner. That person will win $500 for their entry.
We also have a Walking Poker Walk. There is no charge for the entrants. All stops are located at the merchants of the downtown area. The cards will be drawn for a great prize just after the awards for the car show.
The awards will be at the band shell at 3:30 p.m. Each class will be given trophies for the first 3 place winners. The trophies are tall and very nice.
Clear Lake City Park is a great place. There are alot of trees for a shade. It also has a great view of the lake and you can relax on the sea wall. It is located where you have very easy access to the merchants for you shopping convenience.
The day isn’t complete yet!! We have great entertainment at the band shell, in the park, starting at 7:00 p.m. They are back by popular demand. They are G.T.O. (Good Time Oldies). This is the third year they have played in the park. They are great!! The entertainment is free to all car show people as well as the public. The park is usually very full. This will end at 11:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy all the fun for the weekend. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Entry fee to car show participants, free admission to car show for spectators. For entry information, email
C.L.A.S.S. Car Club
(NOTES: The car cruise has gotten to be quite popular with many resident sitting out on lawn chairs, BBQing, etc while watching a typically LARGE parade of cars going by) The car show has also grown and is now one of the better shows in the area.
Date and Time
Fri Aug 3, 2007 – Sat Aug 4, 2007
5:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)
Times are shown in America/Chicago time.
|Aug 3, 2007||5:00 pm||Car Cruise Around Clear Lake|
|Aug 4, 2007||8:00 am – 3:30 pm||Car Show|
LocationClear Lake City Park
downtown Clear Lake
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428