Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, Oct. 24 - Oakboro's Last 2008 Burnout

OAKBORO, NC – Burning rubber. Billowing smoke. Bursting tires. Crowd cheers. Photos. That’s what the burnout is all about. It signals the end to a fun-filled night packed with street rods, classic cars, shiny kits and old clunkers.
The Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout will be held on Friday, October 24 from 5-10 p.m. in the heart of downtown Oakboro. The burnout is held April-October, but the cruise-in continues year ‘round. It’s always the fourth Friday of the month.
Cars will start arriving around 3 p.m. and line Main and side streets. People will bring their chairs, grab a burger and socialize. It’s a ritual that pulls people from all across the Carolinas. If the weather is pretty, thousands of car lovers will show up, many driving their pride and joy.
And if this October is anything like others have been, participants at the Good-Guys Rod & Custom Association gathering at Lowe's Motor Speedway will bring their cars, according to event organizer Jerry Crayton. “I’ve seen their event schedule and there really isn’t anything going on at their event on Friday night. My hope is that they’ll come to Oakboro. They usually bring some really nice cars.”
Oakboro Cruise-in souvenirs, festival food and the 2009 schedule will be available. Restaurants and shops will be open. Throughout the evening, free T-shirts will be launched into the crowd. The Medical Laboratory Technician Club from Stanly Community College will be selling 50/50 tickets. Winners have typically gone home with $200 newly-found cash in hand. Antique, street rod and classic car drivers are encouraged to register for door prizes.
Oakboro is located on NC Hwy. 205 just off NC Hwy. 24/27 between Charlotte and Albemarle.
For more information, call Jerry Crayton at 704-467-4992 or log onto http://www.oakborocruisein.com/.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 24 - Good-Guys Weekend

Jerry Crayton, event organizer, says the weekend of Oct. 24 is the same weekend as the Good-Guys Rod & Custom Association gathering at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"The schedule doesn't really offer much on that Friday night, so we anticipate having some of them show up at the Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout. Some even participate in the burnout. "

Good-Guys attendees come from all over the country, particularly from along the Eastern Seaboard. They bring street rods, custom built, classics and muscle cars through 1972.

Even though this is the last Burnout for the 2008 season, the actual cruise-in will continue on the last Friday of each month. The next burnout will occur in April 2009.