This Saturday morning, classic cars representing Detroit’s finest will parade through downtown Gering during the 12th annual Rock-n-Roll Pre-Father’s Day Classic Car Show.
Jerry Schaeffer, president of the High Plains Auto Club, said they’re expecting between 250 and 300 cars for the show. Registration for the show starts at 3 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center on Friday, June 11. A barbecue will be provided for entrants. Then at 6:30 that evening, a Cruise for Cash run is scheduled with $1,000 handed out. That’s followed by an ice cream social for entrants.
On Saturday, the parking lot at Five Rocks Amphitheater opens at 8:30 a.m. for entrants and for vendors to get set up. Then at 9:30 a.m. the cars parade down 10th Street, through downtown Gering, then out to Five Rocks for the show.
“We’re looking for a lot of entrants because we’ve had lots of people entering early,” Schaeffer said. “Every kind of car conceivable will be on display. We’ll have cars from the ‘50s, muscle cars from the ‘60s and ‘70s and even some newer cars.”
There will also be an under 21 class for young drivers to get involved. “Works in progress” will also be on display, a class for motorcycles for all kinds of bikes and a street rod class.
“We have cars coming from Colorado, Wyoming, North and South Dakota and eastern Nebraska,” Schaeffer said. “We even have an entry from Texas for the show.”
The car show is free and open to the public at Five Rocks Amphitheater from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Both the public and entrants can vote on their favorite cars, with awards handed out during the banquet that evening.
“We’ve had lots of support and sponsors come from the community,” Schaeffer said. “We’re really thankful to everyone for all their support that makes this show possible.
A raffle is also scheduled for the show, which will give away a large, rolling tool chest full of tools. Money generated from ticket sales goes toward the High Plains Auto Club scholarship fund.
“We’ll have cars of all kinds coming from around the region,” Schaeffer said. “It’s going to be a great time for everyone to come out and see some real classics.”