By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012
Mary Risley and Sherry Campbell of Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
On Saturday, June 9, if you drive near Collinsville, you’ll likely hear the rumbling and revving of many motors. That’s because it’s time for the 11th annual Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods Car and Bike Show, Oklahoma’s award winning premiere event showcasing classic, custom and vintage cars and motorcycles, and providing a day of fun for the entire family.
Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods is an outdoor show, featuring an assortment of vendors, arts and crafts, downtown shopping, helicopter rides, live music, and a great selection of foods. There will also be a Kids Zone with giant inflatables for children to enjoy.
The entire event is centered on the car and bike show, in which owners of vintage cars and motorcycles compete in several categories. Special awards will include Best Paint, Best Engine, Celebrity Choice, Best Display, and Best of Show, for which a cash award and trophy will be presented along with the other prizes at the award ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
For a detailed list of categories, interested parties can visit the Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods website at www.collinsvilledowntowninc.com/hogsnHot Rods.html. Collinsville Downtown’s promotion director, Sherry Campbell, spent a large amount of time this year building this website presence for Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods, not only to get more information out, but to make it easy to sign up to participate or volunteer for this event. “There’s still plenty of time to volunteer if you go online,” says Sherry. “And all the people I’ve talked to about online registration are thrilled to have this option.” June 1 is the official deadline for competition signups, but Collinsville Downtown Program Director Mary Risley says not to give up, even if that date has come and gone. “We generally take sign-ups right up to the last minute.”
Mary Risley is enjoying her tenth year working with Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods. “I’m always excited to be part of this event,” she says. “I like seeing all the people in town—it gets elbow to elbow about 2 p.m. and is a lot of fun.”