Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cruisin Carolina Magazine

Like Cruisin Carolina Magazine? We thought so. Many people visiting this site go to that one first. They find our address while surfing and flipping through the pages.Copies are available for $3 each at the Oakboro Regional Historical Museum. Drop by and learn a little about our community's history. Find out why Big Lick has that name - and how old this region really is. Learn about international recording stars and authors who have roots here.

The Museum is located on Main Street across from SunTrust Bank and the US Post Office. The Museum is open 2-4 p.m. Monday and Sunday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday. Group reservations are available by calling -704-485-4222.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Aug 22 - Huge Crowd, Lots of cars - and cash!

The weather was just right - little to no humidity, gentle breeze, comfortable temperatures, slightly overcast. We had a huge crowd with lots of cars. Many of them parked near the Quick Chek. We have lots of parking available at the Railroad Museum. Hopefully in the future we'll get more cars to park there, too.

A lucky attendee at the Burnout walked away with 50 percent of the largest 50/50 drawing we've had so far - he took home $256. Congratulations - and thanks for buying all those tickets.

And the 2009 schedule is out. I'll have it posted by next week. Yes, the Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout will continue in Oakboro!

Car Gal

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 22 Event Brings Mark Martin Car

The Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout will be held Friday, August 22 from 5 – 10 p.m. Bring your hot rod, lawn chairs and cameras!

The special attraction at this show will be the 2008 Mark Martin car that raced in several Sprint Cup races this season. The car is owned by Dale Earnhardt, Inc and will be parked in front of Quality Child Care on Main Street in Oakboro.

Publisher of Cruisin Carolina Magazine Gary Geissman will be taking photographs of unique cars for the October publication of his magazine. Photos may also be posted on

Copies of the current magazine are available from the Oakboro Regional Museum of History.
And everyone is encouraged to post videos on You Tube and photos on the event’s Website,

Dubbed the largest cruise-in held in a North Carolina downtown, the Oakboro event typically shows more than 300 cars – classic cars, street rods, trucks and motorcycles. They park along the main drag and side streets.

Restaurants and shops will be open throughout the evening. One of the most unique is a popsicle manufacturer. Additional food vendors will be set up at the corner of North Main and Third streets.

Members of the Medical Laboratory Technology Club from Stanly Community College will be selling 50/50 tickets at the Cruise-in and the Burnout. The club will receive a portion of the proceeds. This season, a lucky person at each event has taken home more than $100 in cash by participating in the 50/50 challenge.

The Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout is sponsored by the Greater Oakboro Business Association with the mission of bringing people into town. Profits from the vendors and other sales are used to pay for event costs, such as electricity, insurance, port-a-johns and music.

Oakboro is located between Albemarle and Charlotte on NC Hwy. 205, just off NC Hwy. 24/27.
For more information about the event, visit or call Jerry Crayton at 704-467-4992.