Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair

Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Classic cars will roll into Downtown Rapid City on Sunday, July 9, as cruisers park and stay to show off their rides. Shop the swap meet, play in the Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone, grab something to eat from a delicious food vendor, enjoy an assortment of refreshments in the Bud Light Beverage Garden, and rock out to a free concert in the afternoon. Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair is presented by the Rapid City Police DepartmentMain Street Square and Destination Rapid City.

Schedule of Events
8 to 11 a.m.
 Vehicle Registration 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Swap Meet and Regional Health and Scull Construction Kidz Zone open
10:30 a.m. Rapid City Police Department K-9 Unit Demonstration
11 a.m. Bud Light Beverage Garden opens
11 a.m. Live music by Cimarron, new and classic country and rock
2:30 p.m. Car Show Awards Ceremony

2017 Cruiser Car Show Award Winners
Cars 1900 to 1949: Len Mabey, 1933 Ford Coupe
Cars 1950 to 1959: Dennis Christianson, 1955 Chevy Bel-Air        
Cars 1960 to 1969: Denny Henrikson, 1962 Chevy Impala  
Cars 1970 to 1979: Mark Hartford, 1970 Ford Torino
Cars 1980 to 1999: Kathleen Boland, 1990 Buick Riviera
Cars 2000 to present: Arma Olgun, 2016 BMW M2
Trucks 1900 to 1959: Bob Diekmann, 1949 Ford F-1
Trucks 1960 to present: Steve Olson, 1971 GMC C-15
Rat Rods: Clint Morgan, 1928 Coupe
Orphans (vehicles that do not fall into any of the classes): Rick Peterson, 1950 Chevy Bus
Golden Donut (Chief’s choice): Rich & Betty Kauk, 1969 Plymouth GTX 440
Bald Tire (traveled the farthest): Dave Peterson, 1956 Ford Park Lane Wagon, Santa Rosa, CA
Kids’ Choice: Hunter Bloomgren, 1979 Dodge Power Wagon Club Cab

Vehicle Registration
Want to show off your car? Pre-register your vehicle online or by mail for $15, or the day of the event for $20. All vehicles must be registered to be included in the judging. Pre-registration is now closed.

By pre-registering your vehicle, you are guaranteed a spot at Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair and will receive one Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair t-shirt in the size specified during registration. Pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, July 7.

Vehicles may also be registered on the day of the event, from 8 to 11 a.m., for $20 per vehicle. Vehicles registered on the day of the event will receive one Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair t-shirt, subject to availability. There will be random prize drawings during registration on the day of the event.

First place trophies will be awarded by Rapid City Police Department Police Chief Karl Jegeris at 2:30 p.m. during the Car Show Awards Ceremony. Judging will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the following classes: Cars 1900 to 1949; Cars 1950 to 1959; Cars 1960 to 1969; Cars 1970 to 1979; Cars 1980 to 1999; Cars 2000 to present; Trucks 1900 to 1959, Trucks 1960 to present; Rat Rods; Orphans (vehicles that do not fall into any of the classes); Golden Donut, (Chief’s choice); Bald Tire (traveled the farthest); and Kids’ Choice. 

To see photos from the 2016 Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair, click here.

Presented By


2017 Event Sponsor                                             


2017 Progress Sponsor

2017 Beverage Garden Sponsor

2017 Kidz Zone Co-Sponsors



2017 Media Sponsor



Funding for Cruiser Car Show is provided in part by Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association.