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Father's Day weekend car show in downtown Prescott

The Yavapai Classic Cruisers car show raises money for Meals on Wheels.
Photo by Les Stukenberg.

The Yavapai Classic Cruisers car show raises money for Meals on Wheels.


Where: Prescott Mile High Middle School

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: $2 at the gate

More than 200 hot rods and vintage cruisers are expected to line the grassy field of Mile High Middle School this weekend for the 16th annual Yavapai Classic Cruiser benefit car show.

The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 18, 2016, at Mile High Middle School, 300 S. Granite St. Prizes and trophies are scheduled to be awarded at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Yavapai Classic Cruisers organization, the car show’s proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels programs in the quad-city area.

Club member Mike Kellen said the group is once again hoping for a sold-out show. “It is limited to 203 cars, and we were full last year,” he said.

The club regularly allows registration to continue through the day of the event, Kellen said, noting, “As long as the weather holds, we’ll be fine. We have more early registrations this year than we did last year.”

The show is open to pre-1986 cars registered by the Motor Vehicle Division. Kellen said the event regularly attracts dozens of hot rods from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s, as well as many classic cruisers.

“There will be several of everything,” he said of the expected display of cars. “There are some very nice ones and some show winners.”

Along with the owners, plenty of car-lovers regularly turn out as well to admire the cars. Mile High Middle School PTSA President Christina Hicks said about 3,500 people bought tickets and attended the show last year.

Admission is $2 at the gate. While the PTSA has long conducted the ticket sales, Hicks said the Prescott High School “S” Club (Soroptimist Club) would be doing it this year, and would benefit from the gate fee.

A 50/50 raffle will take place during the show, and vendors will be displaying their products. Food will be served by Smokin’ Hot BBQ food truck from Chandler. Both breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase, according to a news release from Yavapai Classic Cruisers.

The show, the activities, and the venue all make for a popular event, Kellen said. “This is one of the nicer shows, because it’s on grass, not concrete,” he said.

Owners can register their cars online at, or by contacting Joe at 928-203-0295.


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