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CarShow 1696More than 250 classic and custom cars from across central and southern Illinois are expected to participate in the 22nd annual Cruz-in the Dam Car Show Nationals this Friday, Aug. 10 at Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake. A handful of people gathered recently in Carlyle to promote the car show. Pictured (from left) are: Tom Albers with his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air two-door hardtop; Dick Conner of Misfit Motorsports Productions; Raj Chugh, manager of Mariner’s Village Resort; Randy Linthicum with his 1965 Mustang GT convertible; Kim Hammel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake; Steve Schomaker with his 1972 Camaro Z28 (one of only 2,500 produced); and Gary Probst — aka “The Man in Black” — who will perform at the car show with the Ghost Riders Band.    One of the best car shows and car cruises is coming to Carlyle Lake. Cruz-in the Dam Car Show Nationals at Mariner's Village Resort at Carlyle Lake will be held this Friday, Aug. 10. Showtime is 4:30 to 10 p.m.
    This car show is the largest in the metro east area with classic cars, pro street, 4x4s, stock cars, drag cars and custom bikes. There are two car cruises, a car show, music by the Man in Black and the Ghost Riders Band, great food, special games, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. 
    Goody bags will be presented to the first 50 classic cars meeting at Carl's 4-Wheel Drive in Bartelso.
    The first car cruise starts at 4:30 p.m. at Carl's 4-Wheel Drive and travels down Slant Road to the Carlyle Lake Dam, ending at Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake for the car show. 
    The second car cruise at 9:30 p.m. will go back across the Carlyle Lake Dam and through downtown Carlyle. Food and automotive vendors are still welcome. For more information, call  (618) 765-2199 days, (618) 363-2604 nights, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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