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Blue Suede Cruise this weekend at Summit

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jul 10, 2018 at 6:45 PM

NORWALK — Drivers are set to shine up and show their 1972 and earlier street rods at the 17th annual Blue Suede Cruise, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday at Summit Motorsports Park.

They will also make fun-runs down the recently reconstructed track while music of the 1950s, 60s and 70s plays in the background.

The event evocative of poodle skirts and pompadours will feature the Nostalgia Drag Racing League, Gasser Magazine Gasser appreciation race, a manufacturers' midway, swap meet, vintage fashion show, shopping and door prizes from Summit Racing Equipment much more from others.

Summit Motorsports Park supporter ScottRods Custom HotRods and Fiberglass is also building a 1934 Ford Roadster roller, valued at $22,000, to be given away during the event.

Heating up the evening on Saturday will be a Smoky Burnout contest, a concert by Phil Dirt and the Dozers, a flame-throwing contest with judging for injection and non-injection categories, a parade of neon lights and fireworks over the track.

Admission costs $45 for drivers of 1972 and earlier street rods, plus one crew member for three days, $40 for adult spectators for three days, $15 for adult spectators for Friday or Sunday — and $20 for adult spectators for Saturday. Admission is free for children 15 and younger.

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