Auburn Cruise Nite kicks off May 8

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By: Motoring Staff
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The 25th year of the Auburn Cruise Nite car show season kicks off from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 8 on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn.

Auburn Cruise Nite is open to pre-1972 vehicles and admission is free to the public and classic vehicle owners. There will be street vendors, music and awards given out.

Highway 40 Spring Hot Rod Show coming back to Colfax

The fourth annual Highway 40 Spring Hot Rod Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16 in downtown Colfax. The event is open to all cars and motorcycles pre-1970. Along with those vehicles, the show will honor Armed Forces Day by accepting vintage military vehicles. Proceeds from the event go to help Colfax Pride put on free events throughout the year, including the Cruise Into Colfax shows.

Pre-registration fees for the Highway 40 Spring Hot Rod Show are $15 by May 1, and $20 the day of. The show is limited to the first 100 vehicles, and the show is free to spectators.

For more information, contact Teri Murch at (530) 798-0215.

Great Western Tour looking for travelers

The Great Western Tour, sponsored by the Auburn Area Antique Automobile Association, will take place from May 26 to June 2.

The tour, open to vehicles 1966 and older, is eight days and seven nights and will cover approximately 2,450 miles through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.

Participants will have overnight stops in Elko, Nev., Logan, Utah, West Yellowstone, Mont., Sun Valley, Idaho, Burns and Florence, Ore., and Fortuna, Calif.

As on previous tours, dinners and lodging is included in the entry fee, along with tour T-shirts and a breakfast on the morning of departure.

To reserve a space and to receive tour updates, a refundable $30 deposit is required.

For more information, call Ron Johnson at (530) 878-0407.

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