Elma will be rumbling this weekend as around 200 vehicles will converge for the sixth annual Heat on the Street custom car and motorcycle show.
The two-day event will kick off with a cruise-in at 4 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Edward Jones parking lot, located at Third and Waldrip streets. While the first 100 show cars will receive a cruise-in dash plaque, free hot dog and be eligible to be a part of the poker run, the public is welcome to join in for a preview of the cars, a beer garden and music until 8 p.m.
All of the vehicles will be on display Saturday as the festivities begin with a show and shine at 9 a.m.
“We have a little bit of everything here,” event coordinator Paula Jones said. “They may not win an award, but they can be in the car show. We had one guy wonder if it had to be running, and so we had one trailered in.”
Any unique car, truck or motorcycle is welcome to enter for a chance to win one of more than 20 awards sponsored by local businesses. In addition to the business awards, there will be an overall people’s choice award that will be voted on by the public. The public will be allowed to get into the show for free as well as vote for their favorite vehicle at the show.
For car show participants, the cost is $10 to register with the first 200 registrants receiving T-shirts, dash plaques, Grays Harbor Raceway tickets, a raffle ticket and other items donated by local businesses. As of Monday, more than 100 vehicles had already been registered for the event.
The fun isn’t just reserved for those with a classic car or motorcycle, as there will be fun for all ages and interests throughout the town. Children and parents alike will be able to have fun at the free Northwest Life Center family street carnival at 215 N. Third St., with games, prizes and bouncy houses. The local band Ready or Not will provide music from noon until 2 p.m. The Elma Grange, 401 W. Waldrip St., will be full of local craft vendors, and for those looking to add to their vintage vehicle, there will be a car parts swap meet at the United Methodist Church, 502 W. Young St.
To preregister for Heat on the Street, visit www.elmachamber.org or call (360) 482-3055.