Guthrie’s 36th Annual Road Celebration is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at Mineral Wells Park. In honor of the Flashbacks and presented by Tim’s Body Worx, the event marks the first year that the local car club and business have teamed up to put on the show.
Jessica Stegner, from Tim’s Body Worx, spoke about the history of this event and the early involvement of the Street Kings Motor Club.
“It was a bunch of high school kids that loved cars, or gearheads, as we lovingly call them. They decided to put on a car show at the stadium in 1982 and 1983, but due to a few reckless teens, the Guthrie school board and the City Council denied them access to the stadium for future events. In 1984, Todd Rasmussen and an artist named Z, that everyone knows and loves, got approval from the Historical Society and put on the very first official Guthrie Road Celebration.” Stegner said.
In 1986, the Flashbacks got involved and hosted the event for the next 32 years.
“The Flashbacks are another car club here in Guthrie and took the torch from Rasmussen and continued the Guthrie Road Celebration car show. The Flashbacks have put on this car show every year for the last 30-something years. Last year, after our third annual car show, the Flashbacks came to Body Worx and asked us if they could pass us the torch. This year, it’ll be Guthrie’s 36th Road Celebration and Body Worx’s Fourth Annual Car Show but from here on out, it will just be the Road Celebration presented by Body Worx,” Stegner said.
For those looking to get involved, there’s a few different ways to do so. This year, Body Worx will have one of a kind trophies for first and second place winners and businesses can participate through trophy sponsorship. The cost is $50 per trophy and each one is unique and handmade by the Stegner’s son Chance; there will be 51 trophies available.
Pre-registration is open now and costs $10. People may register in person at Tim’s Body Worx or by visiting www.eventandjudge.com/event/3220. Registration will be available the day of from 8 to 11 a.m. for $15. Everyone who registers will get free admission to the Motorcycle Swap Meet taking place next door at the Logan County Fairgrounds.
Prizes will be given out every half hour and anyone can purchase raffle tickets.
“You don’t have to be there to win because [after we draw] a winning ticket, we put it on the board and at the end of the day—any unclaimed prizes will be redrawn. So, they can buy raffle tickets at 8 a.m. and then just come back to check the board at 2:30 p.m and if they won, they can still get their prize,” Stegner said.
PLP and Rolled Up food trucks will also be there and a rain date has been scheduled for Sept. 22. For more information, call Tim’s Body Worx at 405-282-5014.