A Time To Shine For The Classics

The annual Function 4 Junction Classic Car Cruise returns to Junction City

They will come from all over in contemporary and old-time cars and trucks, motorcycles and jeeps, even tow trucks and fire trucks from back in the day, all polished and tricked out for a parade.

Junction City will come to a standstill for all the vehicles to be admired June 3 and 4 when the annual — and very popular — Function 4 Junction Classic Car Cruise & Show ‘n Shine weekend revs up, a benefit held by the nonprofit Function for Junction to raise money for organizations that help children and schools in the Junction City community and the community itself.

The family-oriented weekend begins on Friday evening with the inclusive “All Years Cruise” through downtown Junction City. The next morning sees the “Show ‘n Shine & Classic Car Cruise,” again through downtown, with winners in each category announced at 3 pm. Finally, the “Classics Only Cruise” — for vehicles from 1974 and older — will start at 6 pm Saturday.

Expect to see convertibles, woody station wagons, classic Corvettes and Mustangs as well as muscle cars, not to mention vintage automobiles from the 1930s and ’40s. There also will be classic hot rods. Last year, one entrant spruced up his hot rod so that flames shot upward out of stacks. 

Additionally, there will be bingo, face painting and an early 20th century costume contest as well as live acoustic variety music from the group Riffle.

More information about the Function 4 Junction Classic Car Cruise & Show ‘n Shine, including registration for a vehicle to be entered, is at Function4Junction.com.

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