Bastrop Area Cruisers
Car Show Flyer....click below to download.
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Hotel rates & information- click on hotel links for details. Hampton special block room rate will be listed from link, but for Comfort Suites and Quality Inn you must call the hotel and ask for "Hot Rods & Heroes" car show rate in room block - rates good in block until 30 days before event only.
Directions and Maps
Click on Map for event entrance directions and trailer parking information
Trailer parking at 2 locations, corner of Pecan& Farm, & 906 Farm St. BISD HQ Bldg
Car Show T-Shirt Information
Free show tee-shirt included for those preregistering on or before Sunday Oct. 27 2019.
Additional t-shirts available for purchase at the show.
Men's Shirts $15 Regular Sizes, $17 for 2XL/3XL.
Ladies V-Neck Shirts $18, $20 for 2XL/3XL.
Rain or shine, the show must & will go on! No refunds.
Over 14 Great Restaurants within 4 Block Radius of Main & Chestnut Streets, downtown Bastrop!
BAC Members Cars/Trucks are NOT Entered in Show but on Display in Separate Area!
Car Show Participants are Requested to Vote for their Favorite BAC Member Cars!
Raffle Drawing $1 each- 7 Great Prizes Including Hyatt Resort Package!
We can not accommodate any registered vehicles with any type of trailer for display based on space and parking logistics.
Veterans Tribute Ceremony on Saturday - 11AM - Parade, Patriotic Music, Guest Speakers!
Bastrop Area Cruisers 14th Annual "Heroes & Hot Rods" Veterans Weekend Car Show & Events Info.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your special vehicle as our guests in Bastrop!
Nov. 8, Friday Night Cruise-In, Downtown Bastrop
Main Street Opens to Show Cars 4:00 pm - Ends at 10 pm – Join the Fun and register for the car show!
Special Discounts and Entertainment Venues at Area Bastrop Restaurants!
Click on Map for “Cruise In” entrance/parking location details
Nov. 9, Saturday Car Show, Downtown Bastrop
Gates open at 7:00 am – Registration Closes 10:00 am
Registrants Must Enter Show Together To Park Together
Silent Auction at Info Booth Area at 1020 Main St (Ends 1:30 PM)
Awards/Raffle Drawing at 3:00 pm - Corner of Main & Spring, By DJ
Nov. 9, Veterans March & Tribute Ceremony, Downtown Bastrop
Meet in Front of Bastrop Visitor Center Museum to Participate
Meet at 10:30 am – 904 Main St. – Pedestrian Parade/March
March Proceeds to Corner of Main & Spring – Event Ends at approx 12 noon
Click on Map for directions!
How the vehicles’ will be judged in our 2019 BAC Veterans Day Car Show
First and Foremost, we want to thank our participants and spectators for supporting our veterans in our 13th annual Veterans Day Car Show “Heroes & Hot Rods”.
The judging information below will be the guidelines we will use to judge all registered participant’s vehicles, using a 75 point total scoring system. It is our intention to have 2 person judging teams will be judging one or more classes approximately between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. All vehicles in a specific class are judged by the same judging team for fairness & equity in scoring. No judges will be judging a class in which their own vehicle is entered. Award presentations will begin approximately at 3 pm across from the Post Office at the corner of Main and Spring Streets at the DJ stage.
You are not required to be with your vehicle during the judging, however it is okay in case the judges require some assistance or information. They will not discuss results or deductions with the participants. Please be aware the judges have a time constraint and do not have time to carry on conversations with the owner. All decisions of the judges will be final. Once your vehicle has been judged a business card will be placed under the driver’s side windshield wiper or placed on the dashboard in front of the steering wheel. To it make fair and equal to all our participants we do not judge Build Photos/Books, Props/Display Items, or Previous Awards – However we do encourage and enjoy them, so please feel free to display them.
Please note in order for our judges to properly judge all participants vehicles in the categories listed below you must have the following:
Your placard placed in plain view (window or dashboard on drivers side)
Your Hood and Trunk open
At least one side window down but preferably both side windows down
EXTERIOR (Maximum Points 25)
Body – Panel Fit, Dents, Waves, and Evident Repairs
Paint Quality – Smoothness Lack of; Scratches, Nicks, and Orange Peel
Condition of Bright Work & Glass, Trim, Door Handles, and Moldings
Tires, Wheels, or Hub Caps – Matching, Condition, Detail, and Wear
Overall Appearance – Cleanliness, Detail, and Quality of Workmanship
INTERIOR (Maximum Points 25)
Hardware – Dash, Instruments, Console, Steering Wheel, Etc.
Upholstery – Seats, Door Panels, Headliner, Etc.
Carpet, Mats, and Floor Treatments
Trunk/Cargo Area – Cleanliness, Detail, and Spare Tire
Overall Appearance - Cleanliness, Detail, and Quality of Workmanship
ENGINE (Maximum Points 20)
Cleanliness – No Oil, Water Spots, Debris, Rust, Etc.
Paint – Engine, Firewall, Fenders
Assembly - Detail in Plumbing & Wiring Routing
Overall Appearance – Cleanliness, Detail, and Quality of Workmanship
JUDGES OVERALL OPINION (Maximum Points 5)
Awards will be distributed for each class pending the number of the class entries, starting at approximately 3:00 PM. Various specialty awards will be given out as well including Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Longest Distance Driven, Presidential Sponsors Choice, Veterans Choice and favorite Chevrolet, Mopar and Ford. The Best of Awards will be determined after all the judging has been completed. A Vehicle may place in their class and win a Best of Award, but not multiple Best of Awards.
Note: The Bastrop Area Cruisers Club vehicles are on “display only” in one area and we encourage every car show participant to cast a vote on your favorite BAC choice using the ballot given to you at check in. The BAC vehicles will be across from the Bastrop Opera House in a parking lot on Spring St.
Mail in registrations postmarked after Nov-6th can not be accepted!
Registration payments will be accepted at the Friday night cruise in until 7 PM and Saturday morning until 10 AM at the corner of Beech and Main (see map) so long as space is available!
Honoring our American Veteran's is not something we take lightly in Bastrop, Texas.
The Veteran's Day "Heroes & Hot Rods" Car Show in downtown Bastrop continues to gain popularity. This will be the 14th year for the car show and Veterans tribute event! In the last 2 years we have averaged about 400 vehicles on the show field.
The Bastrop Area Cruisers car club is proud to facilitate the veterans weekend car show event. Along with the Saturday car show, there is Music by DJ Don Lane, and a Veterans Tribute ceremony honoring those who have served or are currently serving our country in the military and a "cruise in" on Friday night in down town Bastrop! The City of Bastrop, Visit Bastrop and many Bastrop area businesses strongly support this event and welcome all visitors to our historic downtown and surrounding areas.
Awards will be given for 28 classes, as well as Best of show, Sponsors Choice of Veterans vehicle, Best engine, Best paint, Best Interior, Presidential Sponsor Choice, and Club Participation awards, Participants Choice and Favorite Chevrolet, Mopar and Ford. Judging is done by class by BAC members and other qualified volunteers.
Most proceeds from the Car Show go primarily to many local & central Texas Veterans support organizations, local Bastrop High School, Auto Tech Scholarships and other local charities such as food pantry!
See About Us page for more details on donations!
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