Rhonda Arens, of Martinsburg, reminds the public that it is once again time for the Martinsburg Car Show and Cruise Night this Friday.
The Martinsburg Area Community Betterment Council will host the 16th annual event from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in downtown Martinsburg.
“The get-together is sure to shake off those winter blues and invoke some spring fever,” Arens said. Spectators are invited to stroll the downtown area and enjoy all the activities downtown. The Community Betterment hopes that all might enjoy the event.
Martinsburg’s Cruise Night is described as a well loved Friday night event where car show fans and the community come together. Fantastic looking rides will line First and Washington streets for all to enjoy.
A variety of rides can be appreciated throughout the event.
Cars from many different eras are usually represented along with a random sampling of makes and models. Custom vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, street rods, muscle cars, vintage eye catchers, imports, exotics, and modern muscle cars may round out the activity.
The community is encouraged to uncover its ”pride and joy,” put a shine on it, and bring it to Martinsburg. Vehicles can be registered at the Old Jail for a $15 entry fee that gets vehicles a space in the car show and cruise.
All classes of vehicles are invited to show and dash plaques will be presented to the first 100 registrants. Classes for the 2019 show are car, truck, motorcycle, race car, roadster, street rod, muscle car, rat rod, antique car(pre 1949), antique truck (pre-1949), and best of show. Trophies are to be presented prior to the Cruise.
Music and food are also a part of the evening’s festivities. Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Music Express with their mobile DJ Service. A menu consisting of burgers, hot dogs, pork loins sandwiches, and fried taters will be offered for sale by the Community Betterment.
Founded over 20 years ago, the Community Betterment organization hopes to continue their mission of “promoting good community relations in Martinsburg with the proceeds from the night.
The Council sponsors Cruise Night as their major fundraising effort to meet expenses related to the upkeep of the Martinsburg Community Room, the Branch Library building, and various other community undertakings. In February, the Community Betterment had committed to purchase a scoreboard for the Martinsburg Athletic Association.
They are also researching a Department of Natural Resources(DNR)program/grant for recycled scrap tires for the playground at the Martinsburg City Park.
Admission is free for spectators.