Burn the Point Classic Car Weekend
Friday, September 2nd Downtown BillingsIn the 50’s and 60’s the block between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North and N 29th ST and Broadway was a constant flow of young people and their cars, in both directions, “burning the point.” It was the place to meet and greet. The tradition continues today, thousands gather in the streets of downtown Billings every Labor Day weekend. Some to remember the days and cars of their youth, some too young to know what cruisin was all about, but all to enjoy the rumble of the classic cars as they roll on by. Chase Hawks Memorial Association acquired the rights to Burn The Point from the Downtown Business Association in 2003. A score of local car enthusiasts – led by Sylvia Gusick – have made this event bigger and better every year since. The parade brings the streets to life at 6:00 pm when the first of over 500 cars cross N 27th ST to rumble down 3rd Ave N. Kurt Anthony and Major Dan Miller from MOJO 92.5 FM announce the cars from the front of the Q2 Studios and the Babcock Theater, respectively. After they rumble back across N 27th Street, the band will fire up on Broadway and there will be dancing in the streets. This is a holiday worth staying in town for. Saturday, September 3rd MetraPark Fairgrounds10:00 am the show opens to several thousand people who pour over the stunning collection of classic cars and trucks on display at the MetraPark Fairgrounds. For just $3 you can take your time looking these beauties over. Almost 300 strong, there is A LOT to look at. A variety of vendors offer food and beverages on what is always a sunny summer day. Over one hundred trophies are given out and the judges are the trophy sponsors themselves – cant get more fair than that! A lot full of gorgeous machines, music, good food and drink…how can you beat a day like that for only $3? All proceeds from this event go to the Chase Hawks Memorial Association Crisis Fund.