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Somernites Cruise Newsletter April 2017
The waiting is over...SNC '17 Opening Day is here!
Get your hot rod ready and make your final plans to cruise to Somerset, KY on Saturday, April 22nd for Opening Weekend 2017. Remember, all gates open at 1:00pm! 
This is always a special day for us and hopefully for you too. It's been six long months since last season closed and we know you're ready to cruise again.
More  details below but, here are the quick highlights for April... 
  • Friday Meet & Greet from 10:00am-2:00pm at Danny's Rod Shop is the official kickoff to Cruise Weekend, followed by Friday Night Thunder Block Party presented by Somerset Mall & Walmart at 6:00pm!
  • The Sat. Morning Fun Run visits Mill Spring Civil War Battlefield!
  • 1st Annual Somernites Truckin' Nationals showcase corral at the Sat. Show & Shine for all custom, classic and vintage haulers!
  • New official 2017 Event Shirts as well as special Truckin' Nationals shirts will be available at the merchandise trailer all weekend long.  
  • Pickup your FREE complimentary copies of Street Rod Life, Power & Performance News and Gearheads 4 Life at this and EVERY show thru out the season. Courtesy of the great hotrodders at Xceleration Media!
  • As always, Vendor Alley and the used auto parts Swap Meet are 'must do' stops while at the Saturday Show & Shine.
  • The weekend concludes with the famous 'Cruisin' the Strip' action on Sat. night!  
What an Opening Weekend it's going to be! Be sure to "Like" our Facebook Fanpage for the latest details and info as we get closer to the big day.
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Don't wait! To get your overnight accommodations for the April 21-22 Opening Weekend....   CLICK HERE!
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Two new 2017 Somernites Shirts just for you!
The new 2017 Official Dated Somernites Shirts are here and they look great! PLUS, be sure to grab a special Limited Edition Somernites Truckin' Nationals Shirt being offered for the first time ever! Your first chance to get yours will be at  Friday Night Thunder at Somerset Mall during Opening Weekend and again the next day at the Show & Shine. Prices start at $20 each including tax.  
Official kids shirts, hats, license plates and much more can be had as well.
Look for the Somenites merchandise trailer at all the Show & Shine events in downtown Somerset on Cruise day thru out the year! 
Bring your hot rod hauler to the...
1st Annual Somernites Truckin' Nationals!
Attention all custom, classic and vintage Truck owners...the  1st Annual Somernites Cruise Truckin' Nationals is coming as part of the April 22nd Opening Day show!  Presented by Don Marshall Chrysler-Dodge-Ram!
This Trucks showcase will be in the south end of the Show & Shine in downtown Somerset with a trucks only entry gate beside the Somerset library. Gates will open at 1:00pm!
Truck owners can easily access the special Showcase gate from light #11 on US 27.
If traveling north, turn RIGHT at light #11. If traveling south, turn LEFT. Take the very next LEFT and then continue on to the Trucks Showcase entrance gate. Only trucks will be admitted thru this gate on show day. All other vehicles use one of the two other gates.
* Remember, the Showcase Corrals are only a small portion of each month's Somernites Show & Shine. ALL customs, classics, rods and muscle cars are welcome at every show! 
Tickets available online for the '55 Chevy Bel-Air!
Time to get your tickets on this year's very cool raffle car; a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air that comes ready to cruise. Highlights include automatic transmission, power brakes. Vintage Air A/C and even some new dress-up parts courtesy of our friends at Holley and Danchuk! 
The other big prize is a 20' Enclosed Trailer courtesy of Gatormade Trailers. It's perfect for hauling your hot rod to those far away shows or storing it between cruise-ins. 
Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets help keep Somernites free for car owners and spectators. It's takes a lot to put on an event like Somernites and as you can imagine, with a big show come big bills. Your ticket purchase is a BIG help!  
To purchase your Raffle Tickets ONLINE  CLICK HERE

Drawing for the '55 Chevy and Gatormade Trailer will be held on Somerset Town Square at 6:30pm on Sat. Oct. 28th. Need not be present to win, but it's more fun if you are!

KY Charitable Gaming License #ORG00021480 
Welcome new Lodging sponsor Courtyard Marriott!
Somerset's newest hotel is also the newest Somernites Cruise Lodging sponsor!
Courtyard Marriott of Somerset is located right on 'the strip' (US 27) where all the cruising action takes place and the friendly staff is ready to welcome you and your hot rod to town for the Cruise. Click the photo above to be taken to their website or call 606-679-0090. They are even offering special discounted rates for Somernites participants so, be sure to inquire when you call to reserve your rooms!
Somernites thanks our 2017 Premier Sponsors!

Schedule for the April Opening Cruise Weekend!
Opening Weekend of Somernites Cruise 2017 is always special. Here's what the schedule looks like...
Thursday, April 20th, 7pm-???, Tune-up Cruise-In at Steak 'n Shake on US 27 at stoplight #16A. An informal gathering of hot rods and storytellers. Plenty of good food as well!
Friday, April 21st, 10:00am-2:00pm, Cruiser Meet & Greet at Danny's Rod Shop approx. 3 miles north of Somerset on US 27. Stop by with your hot rod, Live DJ, free t shirts and be sure to grab a free goodie bag and browse the store!
Friday, April 21st, 6:00-10:00pm, Friday Night Thunder Block Party at Somerset Mall (light #23), co-sponsored by Walmart. Hundreds of hot rods , live bands, great food, inflatables for the kids, contests and prizes for the big kids plus, a lot of family fun! Visit all the Mall stores! Bring your lawnchair and enjoy the evening. Free admission!
Saturday, April 22nd, 8-9:00am,
Saturday Morning Fun Run participants meet at Hardees South (stoplight #22 on US 27) for a FREE breakfast (Fun Run participants only) before heading out to the Civil War Battlefield and Museum at Mill Springs. Small $5 fee for entry to the site.
Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00pm in Downtown Somerset...It's Somernites Opening Day!
Somernites Cruise 17th Season opens with 1
000+ show cars and trucks, Vendor Alley, Cruise merchandise, Swap Meet and great cruisin tunes thruout the show. Grab a handful of tickets on the 2017 raffle prizes...a '55 Chevy Bel-Air and a 20' Gatormade Trailer!
Visit the Truckin' Nationals Showcase Corral with special displays,
Free admission! 
Saturday, April 22nd, 7:00pm, Cruisin The Strip!
Show vehicles exit the downtown area and head to six-lane US 27 for hot Cruisin' the Strip action!  Wall to wall hot rods, classics and customs. You simply have to see it to believe it! Please obey all posted traffic regulations and enjoy cruising the night away!  When the sun goes down, the hot rods come out! 
Don't miss a minute of Opening Weekend. Get your hotel reservations now!   
Get your FREE Gearhead Magazines at this Show!
Xceleration Media is the Official National Media Partner of Somernites Cruise and are making complimentary print copies of their very cool magazines available just for Somernites Cruisers!
Pickup your copies of Street Rod Life, Power & Performance News and Gearheads 4 Life while at the show!
If you like what you see...and you will...subscribe and never miss an issue!
Coverage of all things hot rod related doesn't stop with the magazine though, Cruisers should visit, and for all the latest news, articles and product info. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. 
Coming in May at Somernites Cruise!
The May 26-27 Cruise Weekend is going be another big one! Below are just a few of the highlights coming to next month's show. Keep checking our Facebook Fanpage and  for additional announcements and updates! 
  • Special Guest: The LEGEND...the one and only "BIG DADDY" Don Garlits returns to Somernites Cruise to sign autographs and meet his fans!
  • Mopar Mania Showcase Corral sponsored by Don Marshall Chrysler!
  • A wild Cackle-Fest during the Sat. Show & Shine in downtown Somerset!
  • Saturday Morning Fun Run to The Old Grist Mill at Mill Springs!
  • Plus, much more cruisin' fun!

It's not too early to book hotel rooms for the May 26-27 Cruise Weekend!
See our Lodging Page!