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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:00 pm

With more trophies for antique cars and a city fireworks display, this year’s 11th annual Cruise Night is expected to attract large crowds.

The event will take place this Saturday, June 29, in Pacific.

This year’s car show will be hosted by the Ridge Rodders, and dash plaques will be presented to the first 200 vehicles to register.

Owners can register their historic vehicles for the competition from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on North Columbus at St. Louis Street.

Judging will take place between 3 and 5 p.m., with 20 classes of trophies offered this year. Each vehicle will have two chances to win.

Event Chairman Adam Krauss said antique vehicle enthusiasts can expect to see the best collection of antique vehicles in the 10-year history of Pacific Cruise Night.

Action Riders, a fund-raising motorcycle group, also will provide motorcycles for display at the event.

This year, the city will host its Independence Day fireworks show from the historic bluffs on Osage Street, which will close the car show around 9:30 p.m.

Live music will be provided throughout the day by Open Fire.

Other show activities will include attendance prizes, an antique gas pump photo booth for car entrants, goodie bags, 50/50 drawings, food, drinks, a Kids Zone and vendor booths.

Cruise Night will feature two uniquely restored vehicles — the Dream Truck and Pearl Mountain, part of the George Barris, King of the Kustomers collection.

Mountain Pearl, a 1953 Ford F-150, was the first truck to be featured in full color in Hot Rod magazine in 1962.

The Dream Truck was built in the 1950s by a group of car customizers, including George Barris of Batmobile and Munster Koach fame.

Locally, Dave Clapper of Show Me Auto Body also has arranged for the pair of historic restored trucks to be on display at his shop, located at 118 W. Union St.

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