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Somernites Cruise Newsletter
May 2019
Show, Shine and Cruise your ride at the Somernites Memorial Day Weekend show!

 The April show was a great start to the season, But, if you missed last month's event, you definitely don't want to miss the  Sat. May 25th Somernites Cruise. We have another great show planned for you with downtown Somerset, KY being packed full of hotrodding fun. We encourage all car owners to respectfully display the American flag on their ride if you so choose!  
Take a look at the highlights for this month... 
  • Annual Mopar Mania Showcase Corral at the Show & Shine with a pre-party event at Don Franklin Dodge-Chrysler dealership! Hundreds of Mopars all parked together for this show last's always a blast!
  • Snowman's Run 2019 Kickoff- features a gathering of "Smokey and the Bandit' tribute car owners working to raise awareness and financial support for wounded veterans! 
  • Special Guest Batman & Wonder Woman from Heroes4Higher-. The Caped Crusader (with his Batmobile) and Wonder Woman will be here with a anti-bullying and anti-drug message for the young cruisers FREE photos with the super heroes!   
  • 1000 of the coolest Show Cars and Trucks- Big Vendor Alley for new & restoration parts, ladies interest,,Swap Meet for used parts along with special displays all over downtown.
  • Plus, 'Cruisin' the Strip' action that begins at 7:00pm and continues till ???
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To book your overnight accommodations for the May 24-25 Cruise Weekend, contact either of our Official Host Hotels and ask for the discounted Somernites rate: :

Hampton Inn- (606) 676-8855
Additional hotels may be found on our Lodging Page.
Visit for more event info! 
Win this 1932 Ford Roadster Somernites Cruise!
Get your tickets on this year's very cool raffle car;  a 1932 Ford Roadster that comes ready to cruise! Highlights include a Flat-Head V8, automatic transmission, power brakes/steering, wide white-wall tires and custom interior. 

To purchase your '32 Roadster, '84 Chevy Pickup or Gatormade Enclosed trailer raffle tickets online
Drawing for the '32 Roadster will be held on Sat. Oct. 26th. at the year-end show. You do not need to be present to win, but it's more fun if you are!

Ford Roadster sponsored by  Alton Blakley Ford of Somerset!

KY Charitable Gaming License #ORG00021480 

Mopar Mania in the Showcase Corral at this Cruise!
Each month our Showcase Corral inside the Sat.Show & Shine features a different make or model and t his month we offer you Mopar Mania!
All Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and yes...AMC are invited to cruise into Somernites for this special event!  All years and models are welcome and as always there is no charge to take part in the Showcase. 
We even have a special VIP entrance gate located on the south end of downtown. Access the Mopar Showcase entrance gate from light #11 on US Hwy 27 (main highway running north and south thru town). If traveling north, turn RIGHT at this light. If you're headed south, turn LEFT. Then, turn LEFT AGAIN at the very next light and continue to the Mopar entrance gate. ONLY Mopars will be allowed entry at this gate.
We can park your club together if you cruise in as a group and banners/signs to 'show your colors' are welcome! Mopar Mania is sponsored by Don Franklin Chrysler-Ram!
***The Showcase Corral is just a portion of each month's Show & Shine. Customs, classics and muscle cars of ALL makes and models are welcome to participate at every show!
To book your hotel rooms now, please visit our Lodging Page!
Special May Show Guests- Batman & Wonder Woman!
Special guests at the May 25th Somernites Show & Shine will be Batman and Wonder Woman from Heroes4Higher! The super heroes will be here to bring a positive anti-drug and anti-bullying message to all the young cruisers at the show. Thanks to Citizens National Bank for making this super hero appearance possible!
The Caped Crusader will have his Batmobile with him!
Photos with Batman and Wonder Woman are free, Photo of one person in the Batmobile plus a poster and DVD is $10, Two people in the Batmobile plus 2 posters and DVD is $15. All proceeds go to the Heroes4Higher Foundation.
2019 Snowman's Run Kick-Off at the May show!
The May 25th Somernites show will welcome the 2019 Snowman's Run Kickoff!
This event brings together fans of the 'Smokey and the Bandit' films in a effort to raise funds to benefit Wounded Veterans.
You can expect to see several tribute vehicles from the films at the show including Snowman's rig (with Fred). So, please plan to attend and we encourage you to visit the Snowman's Run webpage to learn more about this great effort!
Offical 2019 Somernites shirt is now available! 
The new Official 2019 Somernites event shirts are here and ready for you!
Chose from several different colors and a wide variety of sizes. Your first chance to get yours will be at the Friday Night Thunder Block Party at Somerset Mall on Fri. May 24th and again the next day at the Show & Shine in downtown Somerset.  
Kids shirts, hats, license plates, signs and much more also available!
Shirt make great gifts so, grab a couple while at the Cruise!
Sorry, shirt orders are not available online.   
Look for the Somenites merchandise trailer at all the Show & Shine events in downtown Somerset on Cruise day thru out the year! 

Don't forget the Don Franklin All-Mopar Pre-Party!

Our local Chrysler dealership will be hosting their Annual Mopar Mania pre-party and show on Sat. morning, May 26th. From 11:00am-1:00pm Don Franklin Chrysler invites all Mopar owners to cruise into their lot located 'on the strip' (US 27) between lights #10 and #11. There will be plenty of room to showcase your cars and admission is free. .


At 1:00pm, all Mopars a will be escorted to downtown Somerset for Mopar Mania!

Here's the complete May Cruise Schedule of events. 
Don't miss out on all the fun we have planned for you during the May Cruise Weekend.
Here is what the schedule looks like...
Thursday, May 23rd, 7pm-???, Tune-up Cruise-In at Dairy Queen on US 27 between stoplights #7 and #8. It's just a informal gathering of hot rods and storytellers. Some tasty treats as well!
Friday, May 24th, 10:00am-2:00pm, Cruiser Meet & Greet at Danny's Rod Shop approx. 3 miles north of Somerset on US 27. DJ, free Coke products and dash plaques to the first 50 registered. Bring your hot rod by and say hello! Free admission!
Friday, May 24th, 6:00-10:00pm, Friday Night Thunder Block Party presented by Don Franklin Family of Dealerships & Somerset Mall!
The place to be is light #23 (on south US 27! Hundreds of great rides, live music, great food, vendors, special displays, kids attractions and more! Free admission!
Saturday, May 25th, 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 our May destination... the Old Mill at Mill Springs! See this historic grist mill with one of the world's largest overshot waterwheels dating back to 1877 surrounded by amazing scenic beauty.  
Saturday, May 25th, 1:00pm in Downtown Somerset! 
All entrance gates open to the Somernites Show & Shine. Special guests, displays, 1000+ show cars and trucks, Vendor Alley, Cruise merchandise, Swap Meet and great cruisin tunes thruout the show! Special Guests Batman & Wonder Woman plus, the 2019 Snowman's Run Kick-off. Mopar Mania featuring classic and modern Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth rides in this month's Showcase Corral.  Free admission! 
Saturday, May 25th, 7:00pm, Cruisin The Strip!
Show vehicles exit the downtown area and head to six-lane US 27 for hot cruising action!  Wall to wall hot rods, classics and customs. You simply have to see it to believe it! Cruise your ride all night long and be sure to patronize businesses with Somernites banners displayed. Please obey all posted traffic regulations, place trash in appropriate containers and enjoy cruising the night away!

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Somernites Thanks Premier Sponsor- Holley Performance!

Help us get the word out with Somernites 2019 flyers!

We try to visit lots of shows and meet as many great car owners as we can but, time is limited. So, we need your help in getting the word out about Somernites Cruise!
You already know what a great time can be had at Somernites Cruise. So, help us reach more classic car owners by spreading the word! We are more than happy to send you 2019 Cruise flyers free of charge for you to pass out to fellow car club members or gearhead buddies!
Just drop us an email at with your mailing address and quantity needed. They'll be on their way to you in no time!