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2008 Car Shows Reviewed

Cruising On The River VI

When: May 8th, 9th, 10th 2008

Where: Vidalia River Park – Vidalia, LA.

Host: River City Bad Boyz, Inc.

Type of Judging: Independent

Show Features: Live DJ/MC (Bobby Derrick of BDE Entertainment), Auction, 50/50, Raffle, Car Hauler Giveaway, Ladies Prize Giveaway (Diamond Bracelet), Burnout Contest, Drive-in Movie, Cruise, Golf Cart Drag Race and Sit Down Banquet/Awards Ceremony

Number of Cars in Attendance: 159 Registered from over 4 states

Show Benefits: Pleasant Acre Day School, Concordia Parish Council on Aging and The Sunshine Shelter

First I have to say that I’m amazed at what so few people can pull off in such a short time. This club has approximately 30 members but only about 12 are instrumental in the success of this show. My hat is off to those 12 people.

You have the best of everything here, great spot, plenty to do and places to see, it’s just a shame there isn’t more time to do and see it all.

High Points: Great site over looking the Mississippi River and Historical Natchez Under-the-Hill and the Vidalia River Park. Host Hotel (Comfort Suites) on show site and walking distance. Indoor sit down awards ceremony. Show over on Saturday versus Sunday to let mothers enjoy Mother’s Day. Great display of classics, rods and bikes. Guests viewed Burnout contest from atop the levee out of harms way. Staff was very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate guests. Host Club DID NOT participate in show but showed cars on the grounds. Independent Judges with no affiliation with host club.

Low Points: Very little shade unless you brought it with you. Amphitheater provided some shade if you were willing to take being blasted by music and announcements. There were no sit down places to eat on the grounds. Drive-in movie was a bit to be desired and was very forgettable. Auction consisted of things not really car/hobby related for the most part and was at the hottest part of the day (suggest moving indoors). Burnout had some people in the “shutdown” area and if a car lost control they would be in harms way.

I would highly recommend this show because it has proven itself year after year since 2002 and in the process gets better and better. This club is not afraid to try new things and overall give their guests a great experience and promote the hobby in a professional manner.



  1. Nice write up. True , no shade. Will address this before 2009 show.

    Comment by amelia — June 11, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

  2. […] You can also check out M3’s review of this show here. […]

    Pingback by Cruising On The River 2009 « Weblog of Miss-Lou Motor Mafia — May 2, 2009 @ 7:46 am

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