We’ve all heard of the Cache Valley Cruise-In held the first weekend in July. But car enthusiasts and history buffs don’t have to wait until then as there is an event in its 7th year, and it’s this Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Hot Wheels & Hot Dog event is sponsored by the Hyrum City Museum and will be held on the Hyrum City Square. It is free admission and museum director Jami Van Huss says it came about because they wanted to have a fun community event that caters to the valley’s strong car culture.
“We just thought ‘let’s just advertise the car show and see who shows up.’ That first year we had about 30 cars, now we get between about 80 to 100 cars, so it’s a nice smaller show.
“I think the thing that’s the neatest or the most unique about our show is that we really celebrate all types of cars. We have old cars, we have newer cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles,” she said.
On KVNU’s For the People program last week, Van Huss said they see a lot of cars that don’t make it to other car shows because they may not have that fancy paint job but they still have their own story. The event will also feature vendor booths, silent auction and prize drawings including one for a trampoline worth about $500. And then there’s the hot dogs.
“We have Theurer’s (Meats), up in Lewiston, we have their all-beef hot dogs. And I know a lot of people wrinkle their nose at a hot dog, but I have to tell you, people that don’t like hot dogs like these. They’re locally-made; they’re really yummy. We have Ridley’s and Frito Lay and Pepsi that all sponsor a lot of the food, Macey’s and Lee’s Marketplace.”
She said the programs and exhibits of the museum are funded in large part by money raised at the car show. You can get more information, including how to enter your vehicle, at www.HyrumCityMuseum.org/hot-wheels-hot-dogs.
AUDIO: Jami Van Huss talks Hot Wheels & Hot Dogs with Jason Williams on For the People 5-22-2019