New look for 21st Annual Cannibal Cruise in Truckee |

New look for 21st Annual Cannibal Cruise in Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Optimist Club announced changes in the venue for its 21st Annual Cannibal Cruise Car Show running July 8-10 at Truckee River Regional Park.

and#8220;The emphasis for these changes is to get more community involvement at the Cruise,and#8221; said Jon Traeger, event co-chair. and#8220;This year the car show is open to any make, model or year car. You can bring your classic car or brand new Subaru.and#8221;

Also new this year is Saturdayand#8217;s stationary and#8220;Burn Outand#8221; contest with a $500 cash winner-take-all grand prize, 1-3 p.m. in the parking area below the basketball/ice rink area of Regional Park. The entry fee will be $10 for a 30 second burn out ($5 for additional runs). The crowd will help the judges determine the ultimate burn out winner based upon the most smoke and noise. Anyone 21 years or older can bring their favorite car, truck or ATV. Current registration and valid drivers license required. For more information and online application, visit or call Johnny at the Auto and Tire Doctor, 530-587-2178.

Friday night will feature BINGO! with great prizes and on Saturday night there will be a free concert by the popular band, and#8220;Drop Theory.and#8221;

On Sunday morning, the $500 winner-take-all Poker Run is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Starts at Regional Park at 8 a.m., just $10 per hand.

and#8220;The annual hula hoop contest has always been popular so this year we have added a $100 prize for the winner,and#8221; said Traeger. Prelims will be held Saturday, finals on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend this great fundraiser. There will be entertainment for everyone throughout the weekend. All proceeds from the Cannibal Cruise and all Optimist Club events go towards programs, sponsorships, grants and scholarships to local youth.

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