4th Annual Car Show promises big weekend…
Classic cars, motorcycles, a drive-in, BBQ: it’s an all-American experience, and the Lions Club hopes Cubans and out-of-town visitors will come out for this special event on Saturday, September 25.
Many of the participants for the car show will be filling area motels before the Saturday event, and the streets will be alive with their classic rides. Saturday, the partiipants will be setting up on Buchanan and surrounding streets, just off Route 66 in the uptown historic district. Car registration is from 8:00 am to noon, and judging begins at 12:30.
A Cobra Mustang Jet Powered Funny Car should be a draw for car show visitors.
The Lions will be having their usual tasty BBQ, and other vendors will be selling crafts, car-related products, and other items of interest. Artist and photographer David Judd has been to Cuba and will be selling some of his Cuba-related work as well as other pieces. The Arts Council will serve up some tasty treats of ice cream and root beer floats.
But the stars, of course, will be the cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Saturday evening at the Highway 19 Drive-In there will be a movie for the out-of-town visitors and Cuba residents. The drive in is one of the oldest and longest running drive ins in Missouri. The Classic rides will be parked together.
Darlene and Bob Mullen of the Lions Club will welcome the Car Show registrants to Bob’s Gasoline Alley for breakfast (not open for the public) on Sunday. Bob’s Gasoline Alley is one of the largest collections of Historic Route 66 gasoline memorabilia in the Midwest. It includes metal signs, neon, gas pumps, pedal cars, life-sized figures, and much more. It is privately-owned and not open to the general public.
The Fanning US 66 Outpost will be hosting their annual Iron Buck Archery Tournament on Saturday, September 25, so Cuba should be hopping that weekend. We imagine that many of the car show participants will be taking photos with the Outpost’s World’s Largest Rocking Chair over the weekend.
For information on the Car Show or Vendor information, contact Bob or Darlene Mullen (Cuba Lions Club) P.O. Box 263 Cuba, MO 65453 573-885-3637
For information about Cuba, MO lodging, businesses, or attractions, visit cubamochamber.com. Or visit the Visitor Center at the I-44 Overpass-Exit 208.
For information on Outpost Archery Tournament go here.