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Ride the Dream Car Show is Aug. 27

STAPLES — Close to 4,000 spectators are expected this month at the 16th annual Ride the Dream Car Show in Staples on Aug. 27. The show is hosted by the Still Cruisin’ Car Club of Staples.

Doug Case, one of the organizers of the car show who also serves as Staples acting police chief, said the goal would be to have more than 700 hot rods, custom cars, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles at the event. 

Among the cars expected at the show are a No. 16 Ford Fusion C.O.T. Car from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driven by Greg Biffle and sponsored by 3M. 

The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Staples Elementary School at 1025 Fourth Street  NE. Vendors and concessions will be on the grounds as well as disc jockey playing “cool classic tunes.”

More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded plus 100 hand-crafted trophies and awards.

Show admission is $7 per person (Age 10 and under free with an adult). Show cars admission is $15 pre-registered or $20 on the day of the show (driver and one passenger). Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. Early arrival is recommended. Interested persons may register online at Pre-registration deadline is Monday.

Foremost Insurance and Farmers Insurance Marty Johnson Agency of Staples, Brainerd and Pequot Lakes will host a 80-foot tractor-trailer with a canopy with a display that includes ATVs, snowmobiles and side-by-sides.

Pre-show activities on Aug. 26 include a mini-car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nyhus Chevrolet and a party from 5 to 8 p.m. at Twisted Sister.