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Cruise Nite

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Cruise Nite (Kearney, NE)

Kearney’s Annual Cruise Nite Show & Shine “On the Bricks” draws thousands of visitors into the Downtown Centre to walk among the hundreds of vehicles on display.

Dates for the 31st Annual Cruise Nite have been set for July 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22, 2018.  Customarily, Cruise Nite events are held the third weekend in July (Wednesday thru Sunday).

Every year in July, the CNAC encourages anyone who wants to relive the memories of the “Good Ole Days” along with the love of the classic cars to come and enjoy in the fun. The event “Cruise Nite” is a four day event. Cruise Nite begins Thursday evening with a get-together BBQ and Show & Shine sponsored by Midway Chevrolet and the Kearney Area Children’s Museum.

Friday, a kick-off BBQ at the Great Platte River Road Archway with oldies music and food and fun starts the festivities. A car stereo competition and show is sponsored by Video Kingdom.  Later in the evening, a classic & collectible car auction is held with Rusty Rhynalds, auctioneer, at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds at 39th & Avenue N.

The fun continues on Saturday morning with the registration of approximately 500 that will park their classic cars on “The Bricks” in downtown Kearney. Classic music is played all day long at the MONA -Museum of Nebraska Art. Everyone in the surrounding area marks their calendar for this special Saturday to come and see the Show & Shine.  Later, when it cools off, a Cruise Nite parade on “The Bricks” is featured.  The streets are filled with classic cars and countless spectators taking in the parade.

The Cruise Nite weekend winds down on Sunday with the Hot Rod Reunion/Drag Races at the Kearney Raceway Park.

Behind the entire event is our desire is to raise money for different charities the Kearney Area.  Among our charities who benefit from our club are:   Kearney Police Department, Kearney Area United Way, Make-A-Wish, Kearney Goodfellows, Jubilee Center, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Kearney Area Storytelling, VFW Kids Christmas, 1848 Venture Crew, Kearney Area Children’s Museum, Special Olympics, Nebraska Children’s Home, Nebraska Children’s Hospital, Rainbow House, Community Action Partnership, Heart Association, S.A.F.E. Center, Peterson Senior Center, &  Humane Society.  We also do scholarships for graduating Area Seniors wanting to go into Automotive Tech.

Of course this event would not be possible without the help of our corporate sponsors: Baldwin Filters, Advance Auto Parts, Eustis Body Shop, Midway Auto Group, Nebraskaland Distributing, The Chicken Coop, The Cellar Bar & Grill, Sahling Kenworth, Inc., CarQuest, Big Red Auto Book, Frontier Communications, Graham Tires, NAPA The Parts Store, Kearney Visitors Bureau, Nebraska Lottery, Q’doba Mexican Grill, AAA of Nebraska, O’Reilly Auto Parts, K&K Parts Company, Bosselman Pump & Pantry, Coca-Cola, Turner Body Shop, Verizon Wireless, Marshall Engines, Viaero Wireless, Video Kingdom, Wal-Mart, Yanda’s Music,  and Sim’s Shop EZ.

To Pre-register for this event, click on our official LOGO to the right of this and it will take you directly to our website. Save cash by pre-registering for Saturday’s Show ‘N’ Shine on The Bricks in downtown Kearney.

For more info about Kearney visit the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kearney Visitor’s Bureau.

Central Nebraska Auto Club
Central Nebraska Auto Club

Click on the CNAC logo above to visit the "Official" page for Cruise Nite Kearney.