Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 22 Event Brings Mark Martin Car

The Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout will be held Friday, August 22 from 5 – 10 p.m. Bring your hot rod, lawn chairs and cameras!

The special attraction at this show will be the 2008 Mark Martin car that raced in several Sprint Cup races this season. The car is owned by Dale Earnhardt, Inc and will be parked in front of Quality Child Care on Main Street in Oakboro.

Publisher of Cruisin Carolina Magazine Gary Geissman will be taking photographs of unique cars for the October publication of his magazine. Photos may also be posted on

Copies of the current magazine are available from the Oakboro Regional Museum of History.
And everyone is encouraged to post videos on You Tube and photos on the event’s Website,

Dubbed the largest cruise-in held in a North Carolina downtown, the Oakboro event typically shows more than 300 cars – classic cars, street rods, trucks and motorcycles. They park along the main drag and side streets.

Restaurants and shops will be open throughout the evening. One of the most unique is a popsicle manufacturer. Additional food vendors will be set up at the corner of North Main and Third streets.

Members of the Medical Laboratory Technology Club from Stanly Community College will be selling 50/50 tickets at the Cruise-in and the Burnout. The club will receive a portion of the proceeds. This season, a lucky person at each event has taken home more than $100 in cash by participating in the 50/50 challenge.

The Oakboro Cruise-in & Burnout is sponsored by the Greater Oakboro Business Association with the mission of bringing people into town. Profits from the vendors and other sales are used to pay for event costs, such as electricity, insurance, port-a-johns and music.

Oakboro is located between Albemarle and Charlotte on NC Hwy. 205, just off NC Hwy. 24/27.
For more information about the event, visit or call Jerry Crayton at 704-467-4992.

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