Truckee Optimist hop up Cannibal Cruise with added events |

Truckee Optimist hop up Cannibal Cruise with added events

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Optimist Club is making final preparations for the 20th Annual Cannibal Cruise Classic Car Show to be held at Truckee Regional Park July 9, 10 and 11.

The emphasis will be not only on the cars, cruise, sock hop, vendor and craft faire and poker run; but also on entertainment for the whole family throughout the weekend.

and#8220;We are currently soliciting the community for people and groups who would like to perform and be part of the cruise,and#8221; said Norm Nicholls. and#8220;Whether you sing, dance, want to put on a special performance or competition, the club is looking for you.and#8221; Call Norm at 550-5035 days or 587-9319 evenings for information and to volunteer.

The show is open to all classic autos, sports, motorcycles, trucks, rods, cruisers, custom and foreign. Car entries are currently being accepted at a reduced fee of $65 ($75 at the show). Call 582-9062 or vsit for information and entry forms.

Vendor spots are also available for $150 for the three-day event and are offered free to local nonprofit organizations wishing to promote their causes or to provide public information. Call Alice Nicholls at 587-9319 or visit the website for information. Call Karen Justesen at 587-3157 if you would like to sponsor a Poker Run stop on Sunday morning to promote your business and be part of the fun.

This year the Friday night entertainment will include Bingo for all ages with some great prizes. The Saturday night sock hop headliner will be and#8220;Jan and the Studebakersand#8221; and the Sunday morning Poker Run will offer a $500 grand prize for the winning hand. and#8220;The Poker run is open to everybody, any car, bike, run it or whatever,and#8221; said Nicholls.

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