Monday, July 28, 2008

Someone took home $135 in 50/50 winnings on July 25. Congratulations! Organizers say it was a "biggggg crowd!"

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Oakboro Cruise-in Featured in Magazine

Gary Geissman, editor and publisher of Cruisin Carolina Magazine, announced Monday that the Oakboro Cruise-In will be featured in the October issue of the magazine.
Launched in March 2008, the magazine focuses on cruising events in North and South Carolina. Geissman and his staff of photographers attend as many as 40 cruising events per month and feature photos both in the monthly magazine and on their web site

“I believe that the Oakboro Cruise-In is definitely one of the best in the state of North Carolina! I personally travel all over North and South Carolina and Oakboro is in the top three out of hundreds I attend. Where else can you take your family for a night of fun like this for free!”

Mooresville native Geissman has a long history of drag racing, working in both Indy Car and Nextell Cup series. Geissman and staff will photograph the August 22 event and be available to talk to car owners about their classics or street rods. Owners who want to be sure to be noticed should come early to obtain a prime parking space.

The magazine provides free listing of car events as well as car clubs of both Carolinas. In addition to a monthly story about a cruisin diner, Geissman offers restoration tips, technical articles, and stories about salvage yards and auto graveyards. Cruisin Carolina Magazine is available for purchase at the Oakboro Regional Museum of History. Subscriptions are available through the Cruisin Carolina Magazine web site.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Dukes of Hazard car to appear at July 25 Cruise-in

Crank up old Betsy, it’s time again for the Oakboro Cruise-In and Burnout on Friday night, July 25, on the streets of downtown Oakboro.

Crowds of people bring their classic cars, street rods, and kit cars to the streets of town, sit on lawn chairs to enjoy the company of other "motor heads", and parade down Main Street. Then it’s off to the site of the burnout, where folks hold down the brake and accelerator at the same time to spin tires, blow smoke and the occasional tire.

Special attraction this week will be the Hazard County Stunt Team complete with a true Dukes of Hazard Car. Tom Sarmento, original crew member and lead mechanic for building the cars will head the tea. The group can be found on their web site at

Local restaurants are available as are specialty food vendors. Period car owners who register their cars will be eligible for a $50 dollar drawing at the end of the day.
The Medical Lab Technology Club from Stanly Community College will be selling 50/50 tickets on the streets and at the Burnout. Tickets will also be available at the registration tables. The winner will be announced at the Burnout. Past winners have taken home $100 or more in cash!