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The Carson City Culture host their Rockabilly Riot car show at Carson City

The Carson City Culture host their Rockabilly Riot car show at Carson City

More than 600 cars are expected to roll in for the eighth annual Rockabilly Riot on June 21 to June 23 at Carson City's Mills Park.

The event will feature a car show for true car lovers and a pin up contest.

“We will have everything, including Camaros, Mustangs and Chargers — all are welcome,” said founder and promoter Paul Sampson. “It’s definitely not like any other car show in the area.”

The three day show has several highlights:

  • U.S. Navy brass band June 21 at noon.
  • U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute into the park
  • The Miss Rockabilly Riot pageant June 23 at 5 p.m.
  • A downtown cruise June 23 at 7:30 p.m.

“It’s to celebrate the people who have passed away who have been a part of Rockabilly Riot in the last 10 years,” he said. “There will be 400 cars all starting up their engines and rapping them out. It’s really cool for everyone to hear that. Last year, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

“It’s a working-class car show,” he said. “Almost all of these cars are built by their owner. These cars are daily drivers. Guys drive them to work Monday through Friday.”

“It’s all about cars,” Sampson said. “It’s for people who love cars and want to talk about cars.”

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