Thursday, May 25, 2017

Diamond Daze Car Show Spotlights Many Classes

Sallisaw’s Diamond Daze on June 1-3 features entertainment by renowned country artists Craig Morgan and Phil Vassar, and a wide variety of other entertainments including the Battle of the Bands, helicopter rides, pony rides, games and rides on the carnival midway, arts and crafts, and fun foods.
One of the longest running facets of Diamond Daze is the annual car show, which offers first and second place trophies and cash door prizes.

The car show will be held June 3 at the Sallisaw Middle School, and features classes for nearly every type of vehicle, including motorcycles, trucks, etc.

Classes are for original cars from all years, for pre-1940 cars, cars of the 40s, cars of the 50s, cars of the 60s, cars of the 70s, cars from 1980 to 1994, cars from 1995 and up, imported cars, Tri 5’s 55-57, Corvettes, Camaros and Firebirds, Mustangs, original trucks, pre-60s trucks, trucks from 1960-87, trucks from 1988 and up, 4 x 4 all, those under construction, Rat Rods, street rods, muscle cars, Mopars, SXS/UTV, special interest and all motorcycles.

Special awards include $200 for Best of Show; $50 for Best Paint; $50 for Best Interior; $50 for Best Engine; $50 for Best under Construction; $50 for longest distance; $50 for Tallest Truck; $50 for Club Participation; and $50 for Lowest Truck.

The awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m. on June 3, and is $20 the day of the show. The first 25 entries on the day of the show will receive a free T-shirt.

The car show is sponsored by Chandler Collision Center. For show information call 918-776-0606. For information about Diamond Daze contact the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce at 918-775-2558.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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