Bastrop Area Cruisers

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Hotels in Bastrop and the vicinity are offering special rates for car show attendees for the Heroes and Hot Rods Car Show event. Please click on the following hotel web links which should take you directly to the car show dates and list the rates they are providing. In most cases these room blocks go away at least one month or more from the event so the sooner you book the better chance for a room at the special event rates. Contact the hotels directly with any questions or issues you may have and ask about their rates for the Veterans Weekend Heroes and Hot Rods Car Show event.

Directions and Map:
Maps are in the process of being revised. Please check the website later for the new entrance and car show maps.
Trailer parking will be available at the corner of Pecan and Farm Streets, and at the Bastrop Independent School District parking lot at 906 Farm Street, Bastrop.

Car Show T-Shirt Information:
Free show tee-shirt included for those preregistering for the event. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase at the show.
All shirts TBD.

Rain or shine, the show must & will go on! No refunds.
Many great restaurants within 4 Block Radius of Main & Chestnut Streets in 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!
We cannot accommodate any registered vehicles with any type of trailer for display based on space and parking logistics.
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Event Sponsorship and Prize Donation Information here!
Veterans Tribute Ceremony on Saturday - 11AM - Parade, Patriotic Music, Guest Speakers!
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Bastrop Area Cruisers 16th 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!

Friday, November 11
Festivities begin on Friday evening AT 4PM with the Cruise-In on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, TX. Come hang out as we watch classic cars roll into town. This is a great opportunity to snag photos of your favorite car and talk to the fine folks displaying them.

4PM - 10PM | Cruise-In Begins, Downtown Bastrop
*Parking on Main Street & surrounding areas reserved exclusively for registered car show participants until 10PM

Saturday, November 12
Saturday's Car Show begins bright and early AT 7:30AM. This event is expected to attract 400 cars to be displayed along our historic downtown Main Street, side streets & parking lots.
*Please note, you must pre-register in advance of the car show. There is NO day-of-event registration.

7:30AM | Veteran's Day Car Show Gates Open | Check-In and Parking Begins

10AM | Car Show Vehicle Check-in & Parking Ends

10:30AM | Veterans Tribute March on Main Street
 *ALL military are welcome to join in the Veteran's March. To be part of this special event, please gather at 10:30AM in front of the Bastrop Post Office, 1106 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602

11AM | Veteran's Day Tribute and Ceremony | Bastrop County Courthouse Gazebo (804 Pecan Street)

1 PM | Silent Auction Closes

Don't miss the amazing World War II and Camp Swift Exhibits!

904 Main Street, Bastrop, TX, 78602
*The Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center will be offering 1/2 priced admission to each car show registrant and 1 quest during this event on Saturday!
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How the vehicles will be judged in our 2022 BAC Veterans Day Car Show:
First and foremost, we want to thank our participants and spectators for supporting our veterans in our 15th annual Veterans Weekend Car Show “Heroes & Hot Rods”.

The judging information below will be the guidelines we will use to judge all registered vehicles, using a 75 points total scoring system. It is our intention to have 2 person judging teams judging one or more classes approximately between 10:00AM and 1:30PM. 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 3:00PM in front of the Bastrop Historical Museum at the corner of Main and Pine Streets, by the DJ stage. You are not required to be with your vehicle during the judging, however it is good to be available 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 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 driver’s 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

Awards will be distributed for each class, pending the number of the class entries, at approximately 3:00PM. Various specialty awards will be given out as well including Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, 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 a designated club area. We encourage every car show participant to cast a vote on your favorite BAC choice using the ballot given to you at check in.

Honoring our American Veteran's is not something we take lightly in Bastrop, Texas. We are again hosting the annual Bastrop Veterans Weekend Cruise-In, Veterans Tribute Ceremony & Car Show on the weekend of Friday, Nov. 11th & Saturday, Nov. 12th, on Main Street in Downtown Bastrop.

The Veteran's Weekend "Heroes & Hot Rods" Car Show is a popular automotive event. In 2021 we had approximately 400 vehicles on the car show field, with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 attending the event, over the weekend, as spectators. 2022 will be the 16th year for the car show and Veterans’ tribute event!

The Bastrop Area Cruisers car club is proud to facilitate the veterans weekend car show event. Along with the Saturday car show there is a Veterans’ Tribute ceremony honoring those who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. On the Friday night before the car show there will be a Cruise-In on Main Street in Downtown Bastrop. The City of Bastrop, and many Bastrop businesses strongly support this event and welcome all visitors to our historic downtown and surrounding areas.

Well over 75% of the proceeds from the event go primarily to many local & central Texas Veteran support organizations. The remainder goes to automotive technology scholarships for several Bastrop County high schools and to other local charities (food pantries, homeless resources, children’s organizations, etc.).

See About Us page for more details on donations!
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