BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
The Lampasas car-loving community is gearing up for the 33rd Annual Sulphur Creek Car Cruise.
The event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at W.M. Brook Park.
Event organizer Mike White said the car show is an open competition and will feature a variety of vehicle styles, including antiques, classics, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and mods.
“We give out Top 25 awards and judges’ awards,” he said. “We normally have just over 100 cars.”
White said the show primarily draws muscle car competitors.
“We usually have more muscle cars and street rods than anything else,” he said, adding that the event also would include imports, trucks and motorcycles.
“Last year we had six cars over $200,000 [in value],” he said.
Registration for the car show begins at 9 a.m.
A burn-out competition will take place at noon, and anyone can participate for a $20 fee.
“We donate that money to the Lampasas Fire Department, and they usually donate it to the Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department,” White said.
Lampasas Fire Department will be on hand to wet down the burn-out pad after each vehicle.
The event also will feature a DJ and a clown who will offer face painting. Barbecue and chopped beef sandwiches will be served, which is included in the $25 entry fee.
Door prizes will be given, and a 50/50 drawing will take place at the event.
At 3:30 p.m., car show participants will have an opportunity to cruise through town, driving through the parking lots of all four Lampasas-area nursing homes with a police escort.
“They love it,” White said. “There are car guys in nursing homes, too. Sometimes they say, ‘I have that car,’ or, ‘My dad drove a car just like that!’ ”
White and his business, Advanced Window Tint, took over organization of the event in 2014 after Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce officials announced they planned to cancel the event.
“All the regulars and the guys that knew me said, ‘Dude, you’ve got to take this on,’ ” White said. “It’s a pretty big deal.”