2013-09-07 / News

‘Lite the Night Car Show’ returns

NEWARK – The 28th annual “Lite the Nite Car Show,” Ohio’s premier car show, returns to Newark’s downtown Square on Saturday, Sept 7.

Some 500 to 600 vehicles, including antiques, vintage, street rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty cars, are expected to participate. The show is open to all types of vehicles of all vintages and was voted the #1 Downtown Car Show for the past ten years by Cruisin’ Times Magazine.

Registration is from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., on Saturday, at the Gazebo on the downtown Newark square. The registration fee is $10 per entry. Awards and trophies will be presented at 8 p.m. from the steps on the eastside of the Licking County Courthouse, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!

Lite The Nite t- shirts will be offered for sale; these are collectable items and a commemoration of the 28th annual show.

Revenue from “Lite the Nite Car Show” helps support the annual Christmas holiday lighting of the Licking County Courthouse, and other community charities. The holiday decorated Courthouse is a Licking County tradition dating back to 1949.

Jim Matheny is again organizing the show and the dedicated members of the Newark Rodders Car Club staff it. Unique features of “Lite The Lite” are giant six-foot trophies, plus four-foot trophies this year, awarded to the most popular vehicles on display. Sponsors of the trophies will assist with judging and selecting the winners.

The annual 50-50 drawing is the largest such event in Ohio, last year totaling more than $3,000.

Many vendors and crafters will have displays on the courthouse lawn. Also, this year the Cruisin Times Magazine’s display will be on the eastside of the Square to help celebrate the event.

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