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Somernites Cruise Newsletter
July 2017
Summer is the time for Cruisin' Somernites style!

 Temperatures may be climbing but, the fun rolls on at Somernites Cruise! We have a fantastic July 21-22 Cruise Weekend planned for you that has everything you need to get summer off and running.

This month we have not one but TWO celebrities for you to meet... Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick w/Munster Tribute Cars and Sam Memmolo from Shadetree Mechanic and Two Guys Garage!   

For you Vette owners and fans, this month's Showcase Corral is dedicated to "America's Super Car- the Corvette." Hundreds will park together in the FREE  Corvette Summer Showcase Corral!
Friday afternoon it's the annual Hero's Car Show on the lot of Don Franklin Chevy dealership on 'the strip' beginning at 1:00pm. Plus, a chance to "Tame the Rattlesnake"!  

Of course, the Friday Night Thunder Block Party at Somerset Mall can't be missed. Somerset Walmart & Somerset Mall have teamed up to offer an event with live music, great food, kids entertainment and 500+hot rods, to really put you in a cruisin' frame of mind!

As always there's the Friday Meet & GreetVendor Alley and Swap Meet at the Sat. Show & Shine and of course fun  Cruisin' the Strip action all weekend long!
Bring your hot rod and let's kick summer off right at Somernites Cruise!
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Some important links to help you plan your visit to Somerset for the show...

***View all of the events scheduled for the  July 21-22 Cruise Weekend !  
***You can book your rooms now for the July show  Visit our Lodging page!

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Meet our Special Guests at the July 21-22 Cruise Weekend- Butch Patrick and Sam Memmolo!   

Somernites  welcomes our friend Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick back to the show for the July 21-22 Cruise Weekend!
Butch will be bringing the Munster Tribute Cars with him to both the Friday Night Thunder Block Party and the Sat. Show & Shine! 
Joining the lineup this month will be Sam Memmolo from Shadetree Mechanic and the Two Guys Garage TV show plus, Sam's Garage radio show!
Butch and Sam will be signing autographs and meeting their fans!  

Don't miss the Corvette Summer Showcase Corral!
This month's Showcase Corral will feature a little something we call Corvette Summer!  
This will be a HUGE gathering of America's Supercar. There is no charge to participate and Corvettes of all years are welcome. 
Corvette clubs, this event is perfect for a mini-meet or club outing. We can park you together with friends if you cruise in as a group.
Tell your friends and plan to attend! 
Here are easy instructions on how to get to the Corvette Showcase Gate...
1. Cruise over to US 27 (the main six-lane hwy that runs thru town) and go to stoplight #11.
2. If you are traveling south, you will turn LEFT at light #11. If you are traveling north, you will turn RIGHT at light #11.
3. After exiting US 27, take a LEFT at the very next light you come to. You will then be traveling north on Monticello St. and on your way straight to the Corvette gate!
*Gate opens at 1:00pm and only Corvettes will be allowed entry at this gate during the July show!
Corvette Summer is made possible by the great folks at Don Franklin Chevrolet Buick GMC!

***Even though the Showcase Corral will feature Corvettes, ALL MAKES AND MODELS ARE WELCOME AT THIS SHOW!
You can't win this '55 Chevy without a raffle ticket!

This 1955 Chevy Bel-Air is the Somernites Grand Raffle Prize for this season and on Oct. 28th someone will win it!
The car features a 327 V8, Vintage Air A/C, auto transmission and the color combo is very cool.
The sale of raffle tickets is one of the primary ways we pay the bills and keep SNC a free event. Tickets are only $10 each and you do NOT need to be present when we draw the winning ticket. Purchase them at any Somernites show or online now by CLICKING HERE!   
Help Honor Vets with your Vette on Fri. July 21st!

 Don't miss the Don Franklin Hero's Corvette Cruise-In on Friday the 21st at the dealership lot in Somerset located at stoplight #5 on US 27. America's Sports Car honors America's Hero's. Bring your Corvette or just come for the fun!
Event hours are 1-6pm.
Proceeds go to the Vets N Vettes event hosted by the National Corvette Museum to honor America's Heroes who have served our country!
The Hero's Cruise In will include the annual run on "The Rattlesnake". This section of road in Pulaski and Laurel Counties with all its twists and turns is perfect for your Corvette.
$20 registration fee for Rattlesnake Run participants. Following this event, all Corvette owners are invited to join us at Friday Night Thunder at Somerset Mall, located at light #23) for an evening of hot rods, music and fun!

July Saturday Morning Fun Run participants will visit Haney's Appledale Farm

Meet us at Hardees South (light #22 on south US 27) for some FREE breakfast (participants only) between 8:00-9:00am before heading out on the Saturday Morning Fun Run! We will depart at 9:00AM promptly for the July destination... Haney's Appledale Farm! It's just a short cruise outside Somerset thru the scenic countryside to the Nancy community in western Pulaski County.
Haney's Appledale Farm is famous in these parts for their tasty locally grown treats including apples, peaches, cider, jams, jellies, salsas and more!

Official Meet & Great at Danny's Rod Shop on Friday
To kick off the Cruise weekend, we invite those who get to town alittle early to bring your hot rod to the Early Bird Meet & Greet! The place to be is Danny's Rod Shop located approx. 3 miles north of Somerset on US 27 (the strip). Come by between 10:00am-2pm and say hello. Somernites team members will be on hand to hand out free goodie bags and answer any questions you may have about the show. 
Danny's Rod Shop will be open for business during the Meet & Greet and ready to serve you with a huge selection of performance and dressup parts for your ride! Make plans to get to town early and we'll see you at Danny's!

ATTENTION CRUISERS! Danny's Rod Shop is now open 8:00am-Noon on Cruise Saturdays!
Special Thanks to our 2017 Premier Sponsors!

Coming next month...Somernites Super Cruise!

August 25-26 Cruise Weekend...
  • Special Guest: Stacey David from the GearZ TV show and see the awesome Sgt. Rock Custom 4x4 Dodge Powerwagon!
  • Mustang Alley Showcase Corral (800+ Stangs parked together last year!)
  • Saturday Morning Fun Run to London Dragway! $50 cash awards for Lowest ET, Highest MPH and Best Reaction Time! (street legal cars only)
  • Car Club Gathering including Elite Stangs Club National Meet at the show!
  • Ford Racing, Shelby American and National Mustang Museum display and booth!
  • More August Somernites Super Cruise announcements coming soon!
Stay informed about upcoming shows and get the latest info at!  

See our booth at the upcoming 48th NSRA Nationals


After the July Cruise concludes, we will be setup at the 47th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, KY August 3-6. Our booth is located inside the main exhibition hall at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds.
We will have the 1955 Chevy Bel-Air Raffle Car with us and you will be able to purchase tickets! We will also be handing out free goodie bags that include Cruise flyers, posters, copies of Street Rod Life magazines, stickers and much more!
So, put the Somernites booth on your 'must-do list' for the big show. We look forward to seeing you there! 
See the official Nationals event page for more info on the event and how to register at the NSRA website. 
Spectator parking and trailer drop options for SNC
We constantly get asked where to drop trailers/tow vehicles or where to find spectator parking. We now have two solutions for you.

First, we offer a FREE handicapped accessible Spectator Shuttle buses to and from offsite parking in Downtown Somerset on Cruise day. Park at Meece Middle School and catch the shuttle running a continous loop to Somernites Show & Shine all afternoon. Use this lot for trailer drops as well.

Option #2 is a Monitored Lot approx.1 block away from the Show & Shine very near the main or west Cruise entrance gate. This lot is also available for spectator parking and trailer drops. Use of this location requires a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society.

The final option for spectators is to park curbside thru out downtown and walk to the show. Please be advised, do NOT block businesses, residential driveways or park in the Post Office lot. Also, please do not block fire hydrants.

We also offer a free Shopping Shuttle to local retail outlets that leaves from and returns to the Main Entrance located behind the Pulaski County Courthouse, during show hours.