19th Annual Counts Car Show set for this weekend
Dating back to the days of sock hops and malt shops, the Counts of the Cobblestone classic car club is still revving engines 60 years later! The oldest continuously operating car club in South Dakota (and one of the oldest in the nation) celebrated its 60th birthday in October.
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history at the 19th annual Counts Car Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18. The Annual Car Show brings together classic car lovers, restorers, and admirers from miles around. Prepare to be wowed by the wide array of cars on display! Over the years the show has hosted its share of famous vehicles, even showing off the Batmobile in 1967!
The Counts Car Club started with a small original group of five car enthusiasts, quickly grew to 11 and formed into a club in 1957 in Rapid City. What started as a way to work on cars, grew into an organization that sponsors the Black Hills Rod Run, the Annual Indoor Car Show, Cruise Nights, the popular Greaser Dance, and garage tours. The group today remains true to their simple slogan, “Fun with Cars.”
The show continues to grow and be a crowd pleaser still today. Proceeds of the event benefit local charities plus, more and more people are able to attend thanks to the “Take a Kid to the Car Show” project. This program enables kids who may not otherwise be able to afford a ticket to attend the kid friendly show. This year kids can enter a coloring contest, take part in the make and take model build and the first 500 kids attending Saturday receive a free Hot Wheels toy car!