Cruisin’ The Rim classic car show

A 1959 Cadillac tail fin. See car entries from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cruz’n the Rim car show at the Frontier Fields.

SHOW LOW — What goes perfect with Summer?

Classic cars of course.

That is why every summer local gearheads and classic car/truck/vehicle enthusiasts conglomerate in the White Mountainsto kick off their summer with the Rim Country Cruisers’ Cruiz’n the Rim annual car show.

The non-profit organization holds the show that attracts metal creation enthusiasts from around the West to Show Low every year, and every year they choose a worthy cause that benefits from a portion of the proceeds.

This year that beneficiary is the Salvation Army who got a check for $10,000 from the Rim Country Cruisers last year. They hope to top that amount this year.

Former Show Low Mayor and local classic car enthusiast Rick Fernau said this year the show kicks off Friday night, May 31, with a cruise to Hatch Toyota where a dinner of pulled pork, brisket and root beer floats will be the culinary fare.

“The public is invited to come get a first look at some of the cars that will be featured in Saturday’s show,” Fernau said in a press release.

The show itself starts the following morning, June 1, at Frontier Fields with the gates opening to the public at 9 a.m.

“The first 200 spectators to arrive will be given the opportunity to cast their vote for the People’s Choice awards. Cars like Ben Wrasse’s 1971 Gremlin Rat Rod will be on display for everyone to see along with classics of all ages,” Fernau said.

The uber-popular car show will have plenty of food vendors to “fuel-up” the hungriest visitors and there will be lots of displays like one by NAPA featuring their Semi truck with tools and equipment to thrill most any mechanic or enthusiast.

And there will be a silent auction with valuable items from several local businesses.

Admission is free to the public.

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Mike Leiby covers police, courts, and the towns of Snowflake and Taylor.

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