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Somernites Cruise Newsletter April 2018
No more's time to Cruise!
It has been a long winter but, now it's time to make your final plans to cruise to Somerset, KY on Saturday, April 28th for Opening Somernites Weekend 2018!
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're ready to cruise again. How 'bout you?
Help kick off the 18th year of Somernites Cruise and let's make it the biggest and best yet! 
There are plenty of 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 nearby Mill Springs Civil War Battlefield!
  • Orphans Showcase Corral at the Sat. Sow & Shine for all vehicles from manufacturers no longer in business!
  • The first 1000 show cars and trucks thru the gates will receive a FREE collectable Somernites 2018 poster! Supply is limited so, only one poster per vehicle please. 
  • A special "Circle Your Wagon's" display on Town Square featuring classic and vintage wagons!
  • New official 2018 Event Shirts will be available at the merchandise trailer all weekend long. Prices the same as last year! 
  • 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 27-28 Opening Weekend, contact either of our Official Host Hotels:
Hampton Inn- (606) 676-8855
Visit for more event info!  
Time to get your tickets on this year's very cool raffle car; a 1971 Dodge Challenger that comes ready to cruise! Highlights include a modified V8 engine, automatic transmission, power brakes/steering, aggressive exhaust note and interior parts by NPD  .    
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. 
To purchase your Challenger Raffle Tickets ONLINE  CLICK HERE

Drawing for the Challenger and Gatormade Trailer will be held at 6:30pm on Sat. Oct. 27th. at the year-end show. You do not need to be present to win, but it's more fun if you are!

Challenger Sponsored by    Don Franklin Chrysler-Dodge-Ram of Somerset!
KY Charitable Gaming License #ORG00021480 
April Showcase Corral features Orphans Round-Up!
So, what is an orphan car?
Easy, an orphan is a vehicle whose manufacturer is no longer in business.
Some good examples would be Olds, Nash, Hudson, Edsel or Pontiac like the one pictured here.
These brands may have been forgotten in time. They will all live again in the Showcase Corral at the April 28th Somernites Cruise in the Orphans Round-Up!   
Orphan car 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 Orphan Showcase entrance gate. Remember, only Orphans will be admitted thru this gate on show day. All other vehicles should 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! 
New 2018 Dated Somernites Shirts are here!
The new Official 2018 Somernites dated 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. April 27th and again the next day at the Show & Shine in downtown Somerset. 
Official kids shirts, hats, license plates and much more can be had as well.

We have a very limited supply of leftover shirts from last season and we will be clearing them out at unbelievably low prices during the Opening Cruise Weekend! Be sure to stop by the merchandise trailer to take advantage of the great deals while they last!
Look for the Somenites merchandise trailer at all the Show & Shine events in downtown Somerset on Cruise day thru out the year! 
Get your Free Somernites 2018 Poster at this show!
The first 1000 show cars and trucks thru the gates on Sat. April 28th show will receive a FREE Somernites 2018 Poster!
Limit of one per car/truck.
The posters are 18"x24" and great for displaying in your home, garage, game room or gearhead cave.   
Posters are ONLY available to vehicle owners at the three show entrance gates.
Don't miss out!
Somernites Thanks our Premier Sponsor, Holley!
Holley® has been the undisputed leader in fuel systems for over 100 years. Holley's products also include performance fuel pumps, intake manifolds & engine dress-up products for street performance, race and marine applications. As a single solution, or partnered with products from other Holley companies we can give you the edge you need over the competition!
Complete Schedule for Opening Cruise Weekend!
Opening Weekend of Somernites Cruise has lots on the schedule for you to take part in. Here's the complete rundown...
Thursday, April 26th, 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 27th, 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, pick up a goodie bag and browse the store!
Friday, April 27th, 6:00-10:00pm, Friday Night Thunder Block Party at Somerset Mall (light #23 on US 27), co-sponsored by Walmart. Hundreds of hot rods , live band, great food, inflatables for the kids and much more fun! Bring your lawnchair and enjoy the evening. Enter at the rear of Mall property. Free admission!
Saturday, April 28th, 8-9:00am,
Saturday Morning Fun Run participants meet at Hardees South (stoplight #22 on US 27) for a FREE breakfast before heading out to the Civil War Battlefield and Museum at Mill Springs. It's a very informative trip to the site of a pivotal battle in the Civil War. $5 charge for access to battlefield/museum.   
Saturday, April 28th, 1:00pm
Somernites Opening Day Show & Shine in Downtown Somerset!
The 18th Season opens with 1
000+ show cars and trucks, Vendor Alley, Cruise merchandise, Swap Meet and great cruisin tunes thruout the show! Free 2018 Posters to the first 1000 show cars thru the gates, Orphans Showcase Corral with special "Circle Your Wagons" classic wagon display, Free admission! 
Saturday, April 28th, 7:00pm,
Cruisin The Strip!
When the sun goes down, the hot rods come out!  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! Please obey all posted traffic regulations and enjoy cruising the night away! 

Welcome to three new Platinum Level Sponsors! 
Sponsors are the fuel that drives Somernites Cruise and we are excited to welcome three new Platinum Sponsors!
Look for the "Official sponsor of Somernites Cruise" banners in front of many businesses all around Somerset and please patronize these establishments!
Is your business interested in becoming a Official Somernites Cruise Sponsor? 
Contact us at or call 606-872-2277 to learn more!
Check out all our great Somernites sponsors HERE!