|Welcome to the official Ghent Cruiser's website! |
The Ghent Cruisers are a group of classic car and
street rod enthusiasts from the Ghent, Minnesota area.
We enjoy showing our vehicles by attending area car shows and cruising around southwest Minnesota.
The Ghent Cruisers sponsor the Ghent Belgian-American Days Car Show held during Belgian-American Days which is always the first weekend in August. This year, the 10th annual car show was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016. We began our show with the Belgian National Anthem and then the United States of America National Anthem. We had a tremendous turnout of 127 vehicles shown including cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, and rat rods. Since this was our 10th year, we wanted to do something special, so we gave commemorative t-shirts with each paid entry fee. We also handed out can coozies with our club logos. We had a trivia contest featuring local car enthusiasts' first cars. Mylan Ray of KISD was our DJ and anouncer playing his "Car-tunes". This was the fifth year that we made our own custom-made Piston Awards from a used piston which was powder coated and then mounted on an oak base. We gave trophies for the top sixteen cars and also tractor, motorcycle, truck and rat rod awards. We also gave awards for People's Choice, Mayor's Choice, and of course, Best of Show.
Once again we had perfect weather for the spectators and participants alike to enjoy the shady street, good food, fabulous door prizes, wonderful 50's and 60's music, trivia questions, and great comradery with other car enthusiasts.
Pictures of past car shows can be found in the image gallery under car show pics.
Thank you to all who attended our show, and to those who sponsored, organized and worked hard to make our show a success.
If anyone is interested in cruising with us, please call or email: 507-428-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org