ESCANABA - Car fans get ready - the 27th Annual Krusin Klassics Fun Run will be held June 1 and 2 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds.
Last year, the event drew 750 cars and a little more than 5,000 spectators, said Terrie Belongie, president of the Krusin Klassics car club.
"We try to make it fun for everybody," she said.
The cars on display at the Krusin Klassics must be older than 1987 or be special interest cars. "You will see anything and everything. It's amazing the cars, the money, the time. It's amazing," Belongie said.
A $5 button gives access to all events except for the Friday night cookout, which is reserved for show participants. There is no cost for children under the age of 12.
The big prize for this year's raffle is a 1970 Nova SS. Twenty other prizes will be given away, including $1,000 cash and bed-liner package worth $750. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing is during the dance at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Winners do not need to be present.
A portion of the profits from the raffle tickets and button sales will be used to fund next year's show. The rest will be given to local charities and to three scholarships at Bay College.
"Last year, we raised enough money that we gave just to our community, because we only give to our community, over $10,000," Belongie said.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, the cars in the show will go on parade. The parade will start in Ludington Park, travel along the Lake Michigan shoreline to Kipling, and then will return to the State Fairgrounds.
After the parade, show participants are invited to a cookout at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. Participants will be provided with free food and music by A.J. the DJ.
The dance is from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and will feature music by The Hit Men. The group specializes in blues, Motown, R&B, pop, and soul music. "It's supposed to be pretty cool, they play all kinds of '70s, '80s, just all different kinds of music," Belongie said.
The X&M Hot Rod Dyno Machine will be available both days for testing the horsepower of vehicles. For $50, car owners will be given two pulls on the dynamometer, and no tuning or adjustments will be allowed between pulls.
New for this years show is the Pedal Car Corral.
"These little steel peddle cars are getting really popular again," Belongie said. The Pedal Car Corral will be open all day Saturday and prizes will be awarded in the pedal car category.
The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association will open it's Antique Village for the Fun Run, and the DNR will be opening Pocket Park. Other family attractions will include displays, vendors, kids tractor pulls and an inflatable playground for children.
More information about the show and a video sample of The Hit Men can be found at www.krusinklassics.net. For questions about the Fun Run, contact Belongie at (906) 428-2359.