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Martinsburg Car Show, Cruise Night starts Friday

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:28 am

Martinsburg's annual car show and cruise starts tonight.

Martinsburg’s annual car show and cruise starts tonight.

Martinsburg Area Community Betterment Council will host the sixteenth annual car show and cruise from 5- to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26. The get-together is sure to shake off those winter blues and invoke some spring fever.   Spectators are invited to stroll the downtown area or enjoy the view from the sidelines as participants cruise the town. Community Betterment hopes all might enjoy a visual and fun way to finally enjoy springtime. 

Martinsburg Cruise Night is a casual gathering of community and car show fans.  Fantastic looking rides will line First and Washington streets, with drivers and spectators hanging out to enjoy the night.  There may be cars from many eras represented, with a random sampling of makes and models scattered throughout. Custom vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, street rods, muscle cars, vintage eye-catchers, imports, exotics and modern muscle cars may round out the inclusive “everyone is welcome” vibe. 

 Uncover your “Pride and Joy”, put a shine on it, and bring it to Martinsburg. Don’t forget to register at the Old Jail, where a $15 entry fee gets your vehicle 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. 2019 show classes 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 will be provided by Music Express’s mobile DJ service.  A menu consisting of burgers, hot dogs, pork loin sandwiches, and fried taters will be offered for sale by Community Betterment. 

 With the proceeds from the event, the Community Betterment organization hopes to continue their mission of “promoting good community relations in Martinsburg.”   Founded over 20 years ago, the Council sponsors Cruise Night as their major fundraising effort to meet expenses related to upkeep of the Martinsburg Community Room, Branch Library building, and various other community undertakings.  In February 2019, Community Betterment committed to purchase a scoreboard for Martinsburg Athletic Association.  They are also researching Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program/grant for recycled scrap tires for the playground at Martinsburg City Park.

So, come on down and enjoy an evening of cars, music, food, and cooperative spirit at this “Rain or Shine event!”  Admission is free for spectators.   Rev up those engines and get cruisin’!