Over the past few weeks, Ely has seen an artistic boom, but for those whose passion lies with automobiles, the annual White Pine County Rodders car show promises to be an exhilarating spectacle not to be missed. The event, which is free and open to the public, welcomes all car enthusiasts and offers an opportunity for proud owners to showcase their prized vehicles.
The White Pine County Rodders Club is renowned for its impressive collection of classics, hotrods, and muscle cars spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s. However, this year’s show promises even more variety, with newer vehicles and motorcycles from frequent travelers making an appearance.
Mark your calendars for August 11th and 12th, as that’s when the Rodders will rev up the excitement. The event will feature cruises, races, and of course, a dazzling array of cars. But it’s not just about showcasing automobiles; the Rodders have a noble cause behind their passion. The funds raised from the event will be donated to the local school system, supporting post-secondary education opportunities for the youth of White Pine County.
“We are thrilled to host the car show this year and bring together fellow car enthusiasts for a weekend of automotive bliss,” said Jake Thompson, President of the White Pine County Rodders. “And to know that our passion for cars helps fund education for our community’s students makes the event all the more rewarding.” The car show promises to be a highlight for all automobile aficionados, and this year, attendees can look forward to a range of exciting events and competitions:
- Mini Pin-up/Pompadour Competition (Ages 2-12): Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, WP Aquatics, Economy, and Jason Bath, this adorable competition will crown its winner with a mini pin-up photo shoot and a $25 prize, along with gift certificates for ice cream and swimming. The runner-up will receive a fantastic prize package as well.
- Miss Rodder Pin-up Competition (Ages 21+): Sponsored by Mr. G’s, Jason Bath, Rolbertos, Cruise Inn, and Chamber of Commerce, this glamorous competition offers the winner a full pin-up photo shoot, $200 in cash, $100 bar credit at Mr. G’s, and a trophy. The second-place contestant will receive $100 in cash and a $50 bar credit at Mr. G’s.
- Poker Crawl (Ages 21+): Sponsored by Bronze Beauty and Chamber of Commerce, this exciting event will take participants on a journey to various establishments for drinks. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners, with $75 for first place, $50 for the second, and $25 for the third. The entry fee is $10, but registered Rodders participants can join for free.
- Burnout Competition: Sponsored by This N That, Rolbertos, and WBRH, this adrenaline-pumping event will test drivers’ skills as they burn rubber on the track. The entry fee is $25 per day, and participants can compete on either Friday (6 pm onwards) or Saturday (11 am to 1 pm). Pre-registration is recommended, and interested participants can contact Yvette N CB Tillery for more details.
- Pinstriping by Jeff Dastrup: The talented artist Jeff Dastrup will be present on Friday and Saturday, offering his masterful pinstriping skills to car owners looking to add a touch of uniqueness to their vehicles. Prices will vary based on the design and complexity.
- Hot Wheel Races for a Cause: All proceeds from the Hot Wheel Races will go towards the WP Rodders Scholarship Fund, furthering the club’s commitment to supporting local education initiatives.
So, if the sight of gleaming cars and the sound of roaring engines make your heart race, make sure to head down to the annual White Pine County Rodders car show. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a collector, or simply looking for a weekend of excitement, this event promises to be a joyride for all ages.