Elma will rumble this weekend as around 200 vehicles converge in East County for the sixth annual Heat on the Street custom car and motorcycle show.
The two-day event kicks off with a cruise-in at 4 p.m. on Friday at the Edward Jones parking lot, located at Third and Waldrip streets. That’s just a preview of the bigger show on Saturday. Both events are free.
The first 100 show cars Friday receive a cruise-in dash plaque, free hot dog and are eligible to be a part of a poker run. The public is welcome to join in for a preview, a beer garden and music until 8 p.m.
All of the vehicles will be on display Saturday as the day begins with a “show and shine” at 9 a.m.
“We have a little bit of everything here,” event coordinator Paula Jones said. “They may not win an award, but they can be in the car show. We had one guy wonder if it had to be running, and so we had one trailered in.”
Any unique car, truck or motorcycle is welcome to enter for a chance to win one of more than 20 awards sponsored by local businesses. In addition to the business awards, there will be an overall people’s choice award voted on by the public. The public will be allowed to vote on the favorite vehicle at the show.
For car show participants, the cost is $10 to register with the first 200 registrants receiving T-shirts, dash plaques, Grays Harbor Raceway tickets, a raffle ticket and other items donated by local businesses. As of Monday, more than 100 vehicles had already been registered for the event.
Other activities are planned in addition to the car show. Children and parents alike will be able to have fun at the free Northwest Life Center family street carnival at 215 N. Third St., with games, prizes and bouncy houses.
Local band Ready or Not will provide music from noon until 2 p.m. The Elma Grange, 401 W. Waldrip St., will be full of local craft vendors, and for those looking to add to their vintage vehicle, there will be a car parts swap meet at the United Methodist Church, 502 W. Young St.
To preregister for Heat on the Street, visit www.elmachamber.org or call (360) 482-3055.