Cruise and car show rumbles into Evart

Vehicles from generations past will bring back memories for many and inspire others during this weekend’s third annual Street Cruize and 20th annual Evart Car Show, hosted by the Evart Car Club.

The free cruise will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the industrial park and cars will travel into the countryside, over to Eight Point Lake for a parade and back to the Evart Moose Lodge.

Saturday’s car show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at East Riverside Park. Registration is from 7 a.m. to noon. Almost 20 sponsors have come together to help make the show a success.

“We’ll have a little bit of everything,” said Evart Car Club President Jim Rohen. “Most will be classic cars, custom cars and custom trucks.”

Upwards of 200 cars of all makes and models are expected to be available for viewing at the park, and the first 175 entries will receive goodie bags and dash plaques. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing opportunities will be featured, as well as a DJ playing music throughout the event. Members of the Moose Lodge will offer a pig roast, while the Evart Women’s Club will have a variety of refreshments and desserts. The show is free for viewers to attend.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 75 cars at about 3 p.m., Rohen said, and 10 specialty trophies will be handed out for categories such as “Best Mopar,” “Mayor’s Choice” and the favorites of the Evart Chamber of Commerce, Evart Historical Society and more.

A petrol head himself, Rohen has owned a variety of cars throughout his life. Currently, he owns a 1977 custom Corvette, a 1946 Ford street rod, a 1978 custom 1-ton dually truck and a 1957 GMC pickup. This is his first year as president of the Evart Car Club.

Rohen said he is looking forward to the event, hopes the weather will stay warm and sunny and wants a large crowd for the cruise and show.

“It’s a great way to spend Labor Day Weekend,” he added.

The cost to register before the car show is $15 and will increase to $18 at the show. For more information, visit evartcarclub.com.