2016 Thunder on the Mountain Car & Truck Show

August 21 - 9am to 3pm


The 19th annual Thunder on the Mountain Car and Truck Show will be held on Sunday, August 21 in beautiful Downtown Tehachapi.

Before the sun rises, classic and vintage autos will begin lining up to get a good spot near the heart of the car show – the intersection of Green St. and F St. At 6 a.m., car show committee members will begin directing the cars to the parking area. The car show officially opens at 9 a.m., when the Master of Ceremonies welcomes participants and spectators, and the American flag is presented by the local VFW, while Mike Heckathorn of the band "Denim" sings our national anthem. The show continues until 3 p.m. with "Denim" rocking the hits until 2 p.m.

Tee-shirts, large and small raffle tickets, and 50/50 tickets will be on sale downtown in Centennial Plaza during the car show. Buying a large raffle ticket gives you a chance to win $500 cash, a 48" television, a $500 gift certificate to Albertson's, a power tool set or a hot-rod barbeque. The small raffle prize tickets are drawn throughout the day at Centennial Plaza and include a gift basket from the Ostrich Farm, a glider ride, a set of Boyd Coddington Wheels and over 250 other prizes. The drawings for the large raffle prizes and the 50/50 will be after the trophy presentations which begin at 2 p.m. You need not be present to win a large raffle prize.

The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show Committee is made up of a small group of dedicated and hard working volunteers whose goal is to host a fun car show during Mountain Festival weekend, while raising money for scholarships, local charities and community groups. The work of planning the car show begins in early February. There is much to be done in order to have a successful event - assisting participants who pre-register, ordering tee-shirts and large raffle prizes, selling trophy sponsorships to local businesses, collecting small raffle prizes donated by members of the community, making sure the portapotties will be delivered on time and scheduling people to sell raffle tickets on weekends in front of Albertson's.

This '57 T-Bird owned by Stuart Cannold won the 2015 Thunder on the Mountain Best of Show Award. The car was restored and painted by Youngblood Customs here in Tehachapi.

Money raised in 2015 was distributed to Thunder on the Mountain Scholarships, Optimal Hospice, Tehachapi SENIOR CENTER, Shop with a Cop program, Local Salvation Army, Honor Flight, Tehachapi Humane Society, Wounded Hero Fund and Tehachapi Community Theater.

The entry fee to put a vehicle in the show is $35. No charge to visitors of the show. For information and registration forms, visit the website at http://www.thunderonthemountain.net. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Read The Loop's Complete Guide To Mountain Festival 2016, click here: http://www.theloopnewspaper.com/page/your-complete-guide-to-mountain-festival-2016/2795.html

For a map to Mountain Festival Weekend, click here: http://www.theloopnewspaper.com/page/mountain-festival-at-a-glance/2796.html


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