Kearney Cruise Nite

The premiere event hosted by Central Nebraska Auto Club; customarily, Kearney Cruise Nite events are held the third weekend each summer in July, (Wednesday thru Sunday) throughout the community of Kearney, Nebraska. 

Save the Dates July 14-19, 2020

Dates for the 33rd Annual Cruise Nite have been set for July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19, 2020.

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” has grown from a weekend to a week long event. “Cruise Nite Events” now  begin Tuesday evening with a get-together Show & Shine at the new corporate offices of BluePrint Engines.

Honored to receive the “OUTSTANDING EVENT” award for communities 10,000 & above in 2008, 2014 and 2018 from the Nebraska Tourism Commission.

The fun continues on Wednesday with the popular Classic Car Tour to Area Assisted Living & Nursing Homes.  The Midway Auto Group Show & Shine is Thursday evening, and the Archway Get-Together Show & Shine is Friday. 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 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 the  charities who have benefitted 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 longtime corporate sponsors: Baldwin Filters, Barney Insurance, Big Red Auto Book, BluePrint Engines, Cash-Wa Distributing, The Chicken Coop,  Coca-Cola, Eaton Corporation, Graham Tire, Kearney Visitors Bureau, Midway Auto Group, NAPA The Parts Store, Nebraska Lottery, Nebraskaland Distributing, NRG Media, Q’doba Mexican Grill, Platte Valley Auto, Sahling Kenworth, Inc., Sim’s Shop EZ, Speedway Motors, Spectrum, Turner Body Shop, Viaero Wireless, Wal-Mart, Whiskey Creek and Younes Hospitality.

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