Current River Blue Oval Rally
The Current River Rally this year will include an arts and crafts show, music festival, a show and shine car show featuring some of the most beautiful classic and modern powered cars, trucks, hot rods, motorcycles and whatever else shows up. After the show, there will be a nostalgic car cruise through the town of Salem. It will cover some of the old school cruising sites that were popular back in the 60’s. On Sunday afternoon an amazing cruise on winding back roads through some of Missouri’s most beautiful countryside.
This show is open to all makes and models. As with all of the Midwest Blue Oval shows, this is a non-judged show. We want people to come and enjoy themselves and not having to clean their cars. There will be some special awards given out picked by the sponsors of the show.
See the timeline below for information on what will be happening at the show.
Michael Connors Coming to Salem
Salem native and Nashville country music singer, songwriter, lead guitar player and producer, Michael Connors will be making an appearance at the Current River Blue Oval Rally. He will be playing an acoustic arrangements of his music during the show. To read more about him and listen to some of his songs, click on the link below.
Here are a few of his songs.
Lean It On Back
Here Comes Trouble
Saturday Evening Cruise Information
This cruise is an old fashioned, American Graffiti style cruise. Come dressed for the era that your car represents. Example, if you have an early 60’s car, you might want to dress like they did in American Graffiti. If your car is from the roaring 20’s or 30’s you might want to dress up in a gangster outfit. There will be a prize for the most correctly dressed for the year of the car they will be cruising in. Cars must be pre 1980 to be eligible but you can cruise in your post 1980 car if you wish.
The cost to enter the cruise is 3 items of non-perishable food. For each three items of food, you will receive one ticket. Want to know what the tickets are for? See below…….
Cruise Business Participants
Current business name – Randall Vaughn Insurance
Prior business name – Mooney Auto Supply
Current business name – Scoop’s Central (food donations accepted)
Prior business name – Jack’s Drive Inn
Current business name – Annie’s Grill (food donations accepted)
The cruise will start at 6 PM and last until 9 PM. There is no starting point, just cruise the town. While you are cruising, tune your radio to KSMO 1340 on your AM dial. KSMO will be spinning music from the 50’s and 60’s on vinyl records. There could also be some special announcements while you are listening.
Now for those tickets you were wondering about. At 8:45 PM, KSMO will hold a drawing and the winner will receive 4 tickets to the Saturday, September 26th St. Louis Cardinals baseball game versus the Milwaukee Brewers. Game time is scheduled for 6:15 PM. The tickets are courtesy of KSMO 1340 Radio. During the announcement for the Cardinals tickets, the winner of the costume contest will also be announced. The drawings will be at Scoop’s Central and announced on KSMO radio.
Please visit the KSMO website and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in this event by clicking on their logo below.
Sunday Country Cruise
The Sunday cruise will begin at the Dent County Courthouse and drive the back country road to the Meremac Springs Park. Please meet at the courthouse at 12:45 PM and be prepared to leave at 1:00 PM. There will be a picnic style lunch served at the park around 2 PM. Entrance to the park will be $5. The park is charging this fee. Parking is reserved at the Fort Shelter House area.
If you would like to be a vendor at the show, please download and complete the PDF form below.Vendor-Registration-Current-River-Blue-Oval-Rally1.pdf
The Salem High School Marching Band Parents,the school backpack program and the Shepherd’s Nook Food Panrty.