Big Cruise Night event with live music and beer garden will precede it

Pre-registration is underway for the 5th Annual Rails to Trails Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show hosted by Taft District Chamber of Commerce because on Saturday, June 8, the highly anticipated car and motorcycle show returns to Taft.

While the actual event is Saturday, the weekend gets underway the night before with the monthly First Friday Cruise Night from 6 to 10 p.m on Center and a fun-filled evening with live music and a beer garden in the Fifth Street Plaza.

Local bands Truxtun Mile and The Aviators will perform on a stage at the plaza while cars, trucks, and motorcycles are invited to Cruise Center Again. The stage area and beer garden will be open at 5pm with a $5 cover charge for the concert.

Registration is at 6th Street and Supply Row from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. with judging starting at 10 a.m. Each pre-registered vehicle includes a goodie bag with a T-shirt. Early registration is due by June 1 for $25 per entry and registration the day of the event will be $30. T-shirts may be ordered for an additional cost.

There are 15 different entry classifications for Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles, each receiving a dash plaque and a chance for award trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Craft, Business, and Food vendors will be set up along the trails with a beer garden, bounce houses, and a DJ and acoustic performance from A Stones Throw. Registration forms for car show entries and vendors are available at or at 400 Kern Street in Taft.

If you have any any questions about the event, call Shannon Jones at 661-765-2165.

Schedule of events

Friday, June 7 at 5th Street Plaza

5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Beer Garden Open

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Car Cruise on Center Street, Taft

7:30-9 p.m. The Aviators perform

9:30-11:30 p.m. Truxtun Mile performs

Saturday June 9 at Rails to Trails

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Car Show Registration

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors, Beer Garden, Music, Raffles

2 p.m. Car Show Winners Announced