Tuesday, August 13, 2013

‘When Pigs Fly’ theme of Aug. 17 cruise-in

The final cruise-in of 2013 sponsored by the Downtown Bolivar Association begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and includes entertainment and food in addition to having cars on display. Food available for a donation includes pulled pork sandwiches with “A slice of the pie” for dessert. Entertainment is classic rock and roll by “Spare Change.”

Country Days Car Show Sept. 7
The cruise-in season will conclude with the annual Country Days Car Show Saturday Sept. 7. Complete with trophies, the car show is in conjunction with the Country Days festival in downtown Bolivar. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with awards presented at 3:30. Entry fee is $20. The registration form includes a listing of the 19 classes.
Downtown Bolivar Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a five-member board of directors and is an aspiring community with the Missouri Main Street program.
For more information, contact Susan Sparks at (417) 770-1989.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Car Cruise-In July 16

The next Downtown Bolivar Association Car Cruise-In is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, on the Bolivar square.
The theme is "Roadkill Night," with Roadkill Nachos and Dirt Cake on the menu.
Thanks to everyone who attended June's show. More than 50 cars were present.

Pre-registration form now available

With a little more than two months until the Polk County Picnic Car Show in Bolivar Sept. 10, 2011, the pre-registration form is now available by clicking here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Car show class descriptions

Plans are under way for the 2011 Polk County Picnic Car Show Saturday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Bolivar, Mo. New this year is advanced registration. Forms will be available soon.

Here is a list of class descriptions to help you decide which class — or classes — you want to enter. That's right, more than one entry will be allowed this year. More details on that to come soon, too.

For now, here's the class descriptions:

1. Original Restored up to 1948 — All makes, restored to stone stock (no modifications).
2. Original Restored 1948 to present — All makes, restored to stone stock (no modifications).
3. Street Rod up to 1948 — All makes, modifications, color, tires, wheels, engine, etc.
4. Street Machine 1949 to present — All makes, modified car not muscle car , aftermarket wheels, tires, headers, narrow rears, tub, etc.
5. Classic Tri-Five 1955, 1956, 1957 — All makes, stock, modified, two door, four door, wagon, etc.
6. T-Bucket — Mainly fender less, hoodless Ford T’s, any car with two-seat roadster body, no dune buggies. Must resemble T-Bucket style.
7. Convertibles — All makes, cloth tops.
8. Custom, all up to present — Body modified, paint, chopped tops, frenched lights, etc.
9. Special Interest, Orphans and Foreign — All makes, Isetta, Austin, Kaiser, Studebakers, etc.
10. Original Trucks up to 1960 — All makes, restored to original.
11. Original Trucks 1960 to present — All makes, no modifications.
12. Custom Truck up to 1960 — All makes, modified, wheels, tires, paint, etc.
13. Custom Truck 1960 to present — All makes, modified, wheels, tires, paint, etc.
14. Under Construction — Vehicle clearly seen as being worked on, not complete, not straight out of the field.
15. Rat Rod
16. Muscle Cars Factory Original 1964-1974 — All makes, generally factory named cars, (SS, RS, Z28, Boss, Roadrunner, Duster, etc) factory rally, magnum wheels, no headers, no modifications.
17. Muscle Cars Modified 1964-1974 — All makes, with performance modifications.
18. Muscle Cars — 1975-present
19. Dune Buggy — Fiberglass or rail buggies.
20. Young Guns — All makes, all classes. Owner must be under 25 years old with proof of ownership.
21. Survivor up to 1970 — All makes, all models, must be all original, non restored. May have small paint touch up but no total repaint. Can have new tires or brakes as long as OEM.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 car cruise-in schedule

Downtown Bolivar Association is kicking off a series of five monthly car cruise-ins in downtown Bolivar Saturday, April 16.
The cruise-ins are at 5:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month from April through August on the west and south sides of the Bolivar square. Future events are May 21, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20.
Bring your antique, classic or decked-out vehicle and park it for others to see. Then visit with other car enthusiasts.
“We want everyone to come out and just have a good time — not just car enthusiasts,” said Susan Sparks, DBA president. “The Local Folks will provide musical entertainment, and we'll have food concessions available. Bring your lawn chair and plan to stay for a couple of hours.”
For more information, contact Sparks at 770-1989.
Car show
Also mark your calendar for the Polk County Picnic Car Show — complete with trophies — sponsored by the DBA Saturday, Sept. 10.
About DBA
Downtown Bolivar Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a five-member board of directors.
Membership in DBA is open to anyone with an interest in downtown Bolivar preservation and revitalization, and there is no membership fee. The association meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Polk County Genealogical Society Library on the southeast corner of the Bolivar square.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Car show in Bolivar Sept. 11

The 2010 Polk County Picnic Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Bolivar. The Downtown Bolivar Association is organizing the car show in conjunction with the 10th annual Polk County Picnic.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards presented at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries, as well as door prizes and goody bags.

Entry fee is $15 in one of 19 classes: Antiques up to ’48, stock/restored ’63-’90, muscle car (factory), G.M. ’59-’90, Ford ’58-’90, Mopar ’58-’90, all makes ’56, 56 and ’57, street rods up to ’48, T-buckets, convertibles, custom/lead sleds, special interest, mini-truck, low rider, stock truck, custom truck, under construction, rat rod and motorcycles.

The show will be in the parking lot north of the Bolivar Post Office between Main Avenue and Springfield Avenue. Entrance will be allowed only on Main Avenue to avoid traffic backups on Springfield Avenue.

Proof of insurance will be required at registration.

For more information, call David Gray at (417) 839-1932 or Susan Sparks at (417) 770-1989 or send e-mail to downtownbolivar@gmail.com.

In addition to the Sept. 11 car show, an online People's Choice Car Contest begins Sept. 10 at www.BolivarMoNews.com, the Web site of the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

Polk County Picnic

The car show is being held in conjunction with the 10th annual Polk County Picnic, a downtown festival sponsored by the Bolivar Community Betterment Association. The event will begin with a breakfast for alumni of Polk County’s rural schools in the community rooms at Citizens Memorial Hospital. The rest of the day’s events will be on the square and will include the annual Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce auction, free rides for the kids and live performances throughout the day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Victorian Christmas Dec. 5

Make plans now to celebrate Christmas in Bolivar during the Victorian Christmas event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, sponsored by the Downtown Bolivar Association.

Carolers will put shoppers in the holiday spirit with performances throughout the day. Carriage rides will be given by Shires for Hire for a small fee, and all other events are free.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be given for entries in a gingerbread house decorating contest. Gingerbread houses must be dropped off in the basement of the Polk County Courthouse between 10 and 11 a.m. Dec. 5. Judging starts at 11. The houses will be on display throughout the day and must be picked up between 3 and 4 p.m.

A Victorian costume contest is at 1 p.m. in the courthouse. Prizes will be given to the winners.
Santa Claus will be at the courthouse from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the Grinch also will make an appearance.

Store windows will feature live mannequins, and a prize will be given to the business with the best window display.