Roll into the 19th annual Truckee Optimist Cannibal Cruise classic car show |

Roll into the 19th annual Truckee Optimist Cannibal Cruise classic car show

Seth Lightcap/Sierra Sun

The Cannibal Cruise is a three-day car show that is one of Truckeeand#8217;s biggest and most successful summer events, pulling into town July 10 to 12 at the Truckee Regional Park. In 2008 there were 230 classic vehicles on display, dozens of craft fair vendors and thousands of spectators. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Weekend events will include static car displays, craft fair, Friday night movie (and#8220;American Graffitiand#8221;), Saturday night concert featuring and#8220;The Deckheads,and#8221; Sunday morning Poker Run, childrenand#8217;s games and entertainment, Parade of Winners, lots of food and much more. Free admission to spectators!

Everyone is invited to participate in the Poker Run. First cars out at 8 a.m., the last out will be at 10 a.m. The run is about two hours long and takes a tour around the Truckee area. Five interesting stops. At each stop draw a card. Return to the cruise by 12:30 p.m. and hand in your cards to determine the best hand. Get the best hand and win! Entry fee $5 per hand.

General admission to the Cannibal Cruise is free so bring the whole family out to the park and enjoy. No coolers or ice chests and#8230; food, beverages and beer available at reasonable prices.

For information about the cruise or if you would like to enter your car or be a vendor, please call 582-9062 or go to Free vendor space is available to local service clubs and nonprofit organizations.

Make this fun filled weekend a and#8220;Staycation.and#8221;

The Truckee Optimist Club is a nonprofit service club and all proceeds from this and other Optimist sponsored events go directly to programs, grants, and scholarships for the Youth of Truckee.

Friday, July 10

Noon to 7 p.m. car and vendor check-in

4 p.m. begin static car displays and craft fair

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. BBQ

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. karaoke contest

9 p.m. movie: and#8220;American Graffitiand#8221; directed by George Lucas (free admission).

Saturday, July 11

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. breakfast by Truckee Lionand#8217;s Club

7:30 a.m. car registration

9 a.m. and#8220;Show and Shine,and#8221; static car displays, craft fair

11 a.m. peer judging begins

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. games, entertainment, music

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BBQ lunch menu

4 p.m. cruisers line up for cruise through town

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. BBQ rib eye steak dinner

7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free concert featuring the and#8220;Deckheadsand#8221;

Sunday, July 12

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. breakfast by Truckee Lionand#8217;s Club

8 a.m. to noon Poker Run (registration area by Senior Center/Rodeo Grounds)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. car displays, craft faire, final judging

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ lunch menu

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. awards ceremony, and#8220;Parade of Championsand#8221;

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