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Bountiful Rotary car show seeking cool cars to help local kids
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ALL REGISTERED CARS take part in the Cruisin’, held June 13.
Photo by Louise R. Shaw | Davis Clipper
ALL REGISTERED CARS take part in the Cruisin’, held June 13. Photo by Louise R. Shaw | Davis Clipper
BOUNTIFUL —  Classic cars should get the chance to be appreciated, especially if it’s for a good cause.

Registration is now open for the Bountiful Rotary’s Car Show and Cruisin,’ set for June 13-14. The event raises funds to provide winter gear for needy kids in south Davis, among other charitable projects, and gives residents the chance to show off the gems they might have hidden away in their garages.

“It gives us the opportunity to dream,” said Rotary member Chris Simonsen. “Some of us older people get to look back at the cars we had, or we wished we had. It also gives grandparents the chance to show off some of the cool cars we had in the 1950s and 1960s.”

The show, which included approximately 400 cars over the two days of last year’s event, draws vehicles from California, Nevada, Idaho and all around the state.

“One of my favorite cars to ever appear at the car show was a blue 1932 Ford Roadster with red flames,” said Simonsen. “It had a four-barrel carburetor, and it was very loud. It was actually in the burnout, and it made a lot of smoke.”

For those who want to try their own cars in the burnout, sign-up can be done at the same time as registration. In the competition, cars spin their back wheels in place with the goal of making as much smoke as they can.  Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories.

“You need a powerful engine,” said Dan Bradshaw, another Rotary member who helps oversee the burnout. Then he smiled. “It also needs to look good.”

Registration, which costs $25, is open up until the day of the car show. Still, Simonsen said it’s best to get your name in as soon as possible.

“If you wait, you might not get one of the primo spots on Main Street,” he said. “The earlier you get in, the better the spot.”

For more information and to register, visit

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