Blow the dust off that car hiding under your tarp or in your garage and start getting it ready for the Eleventh Annual Lake Run Cruise-in and Car Show at Douthat State Park on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2009.
It’s that time of year again to start getting those vehicles shined up so, show your antique, custom or classic car this year.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. with numerous cars cruising in to Douthat State Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax on the beach while you listen to The Klass Band perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The concert is free of charge, and there is free parking to all registered participants for the car show.
Douthat State Park will set up inflatables at the beach for kids to bounce and climb on and food vendors will be set up for dinner. Bring the family to enjoy the evening at Douthat State Park.
Another event taking place on Saturday, May 16 is the Alleghany Highlands Triathlon which ends at Douthat State Park around 5 p.m. For more information on the triathlon, visit http://www.magicinthemountains.org/triathalon.htm.
The actual car show will take place on Sunday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Douthat State Park Office. Show participants will receive a registration number and a goody bag. The first 175 registered cars will receive a commemorative car show dash plaque.
Automobiles have an option of hitting the rinse station before heading up to the beach area to show their classic car.
Food vendors will be set up for the day and the park will be full of games, the Big Country 101 Prize Wheel, a 50/50 drawing, and music.
It’s not to late to register your vehicle. Advanced registration is $13.00 per vehicle and is due before Saturday, May 16. Registration the day of the show will be $15.00 per vehicle. Spectator parking is $3.00 per vehicle and shuttle buses will be available to transport people to and from the show area.
The Car Show is sponsored by Highlands Community Bank, Pence Competition, and JENFAB Inc.
For a registration application contact the park’s main office at 540-862-8100 or e-mail Douthat State Park at [email protected]. Douthat is located at 14239 Douthat State Park Road, Millboro, Va. 24460.
For general park information go to www.virginiastateparks.gov.