It’s Car Show Weekend in Clear Lake!
BY: RACHEL WUMKES
We are ‘gearing’ up for an incredible weekend in Clear Lake. Literally. Gearheads from across the Midwest will flock to our beautiful lake community for the annual CLASS Car Cruise and Show. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend of music, cars, and family fun for everyone.
To kick things off, we’ve decided to piggyback on all the nostalgia of these classic cars. It’s Back to the 50’s for Thursdays on Main. Come early to check out the amazing lineup of cars as Mojo’s Main Avenue Cruise-In spins all your favorite tunes from back in the day.
At 7pm, we’ll have the joint jumpin’ with The Baldy Holly Band, a groovy group coming all the way from the Northeast of England! And, as a special treat, Buddy Holly’s niece, Sherry Holley, will be there to add a bit of flair and pizzaz to all the good old-fashioned fun!
I’m not sure if you know this… but they’re kind of a big deal!
And what better place to RAVE ON with Buddy Holly tunes than Clear Lake?
You’ll want to pull that poodle skirt out of the closet and dust off your dancin’ shoes! Because downtown Clear Lake will be hopping, my friends!
As always, we like to do it up big here in Clear Lake. Thursdays on Main is just the beginning of a fun-filled weekend. On Friday, the streets will be lined with people to watch the annual Car Cruise around the lake. The sounds of yesteryear floating through the air as friends and families gather on lawns and driveways to enjoy the array of cars as they drive by.
To appreciate the Car Cruise and Show in Clear Lake, you really don’t need to be a ‘gearhead’ who knows everything about cars or how they run. It’s still fascinating to the average person; the kind whose car familiarity ends with “the gas pedal is on the right.”
That’s me. Turn the key, make it go forward, try not to hit anything.
Seriously… and sometimes even that is a bit of a struggle.
This basic, general car knowledge is not the case, however, for the influx of car enthusiasts headed to Clear Lake this weekend. They live and breathe for these beauties. In fact, many car owners pride themselves on the restoration that brought them back to life.
What began as an idea for a car club in Clear Lake in the early 1980s has grown to become one of the most anticipated shows in the North Iowa area. The event has expanded year have year, as car aficionados come from far and wide to participate in the incredible experience. Hundreds of cars will cruise around the lake on Friday night, capping the evening off with music and dancing with Flash Cadillac at the Surf Ballroom.
On Saturday, the Car Show begins with registration from 8 – 11:30am. There will be a DJ to provide some rockin’ tunes throughout the show, which officially begins at NOON. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30pm in City Park, with a Poker Walk Drawing immediately following the awards.
But wait! There’s more!
Stick around in beautiful downtown Clear Lake, because The Hepperly Band will put on a show in the bandshell from 7-11pm. They are “North Iowa’s Best Variety Band” and play all your favorite hits. So, bring your lawn chair, pack a cooler, and meet up with some friends for an amazing night in City Park.
It’s time to “gear up” for another fabulous weekend at the Lake, my friends.
See you there!