Supercruise is Friday, Wilderness Trail Rod Run Saturday

J. H. Osborne • Updated May 24, 2019 at 9:07 AM

KINGSPORT — Remember when you could easily tell the difference between car makes and models?

You can relive that bygone pleasure this weekend while donating to a good cause.

Hundreds of cars will be on display at two different shows this weekend in a pair of events hosted by the Kingsport Antique and Rod Club and sponsored by Rainbow Motors.

What you need to know:

• The club’s annual Super Cruise, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House, will be in the parking lot of the Fort Henry Mall from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. It usually draws between 300 and 400 cars. There is no entry fee. Spectators and participants may make donations, 100 percent of which will go to the Ronald McDonald House. Throughout the years, these events have generated more than $45,000 for the charity.

• On Saturday, the club’s annual Wilderness Trail Rod Run will take place along Main Street and Broad Street from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, about 350 cars were entered. If you just want to look, there’s no charge. To enter your car for the show, drive-up registration at the event on Saturday is $15.

• Both shows will feature a variety of cars — from standard-issue restorations to modified hot rods. All makes and models are welcome.

• In addition to cars, each event will include a bike giveaway for children 12 and under, and Saturday’s event  will include games, music, and food vendors. Downtown restaurants will also be open.

• The KAR Club is in its 45th year.

For more information about the KAR Club, including photo galleries of past shows, visit www.wildernesstrailrodrun.com.

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