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Brookings Car Show 2021 

Greetings Brookings Area Car Enthusiasts…… 


The Brookings Car Show is an annual event put on by the Brookings Car Council.  The second weekend in June has seen Brookings, SD, filled with hot rods and muscle cars since 1993.

We were disappointed that we had to cancel the 2020 show due to the Coronavirus situation and the restrictions that were in place last year at the critical time when we had to decide if we were going to be able to make it a go or not.  For this year’s show, we started meeting back in January to plan the 2021 car show, and set the show up so that we would be able to hold the show at a low cost input by us, so that if we would have to cancel in May, we would not be out a lot of money after purchasing awards and T-shirts, etc. that would be dated and not usable next year.  We decided on having a large “Show-N-Shine” event for the car show versus having a judged show, so we would not have to incur the costs of all the awards in case we would have to cancel the show again.  We also decided not to buy the large batch of T-Shirts like we usually purchase, so we wouldn’t be stuck with a bunch of dated T-shirts if we had to cancel the show as well.

Things regarding the Coronavirus situation have improved, so we are going to have the car show this year, and we have set the date for the 2021 Brookings Car Show to be Sunday, June 13th.  Since the Sunday car show will be a Show-N-Shine event, we are not having the Saturday Show-N-Shine downtown on Main Street around Nick’s Hamburger shop.  The cruise we have done in the past on Saturday afternoon has been cancelled too.  This year’s events will be to just have the car show on Sunday in Pioneer Park.  So as was mentioned in a prior website update back in January, the format of the show will change a bit this year and we will see how it works out.  We apologize for not being able to do the car show weekend as we always have, but I think we have all learned how the Coronavirus pandemic situation has changed things for us all, and we have learned to be flexible with how the situation we are all in, changes.  We won’t be giving out awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place like we have done in the past, but there will be no cost to enter the show this year and we will be giving “Participant Plaques” out to the first 100 entrants at the show, due to the generous donation of our sponsor Best Choice Real Estate, and we want to thank them for that.

The sign in and set up for the car show on Sunday is 9 AM to 11:30 AM, with the car show going from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  For further details on the event on Sunday, please see the Schedule link for a listing of the times and info.

We are hoping to have some food vendors to choose from, and with the great collection of cars and trucks to view at the show, it will be an afternoon of fun for all in attendance to walk around and enjoy the cars and trucks on display.  So, as you have been doing for the past years, get your classics out of the garage, clean them up if need be, and get them entered in the Show-N-Shine car show on Sunday.  Help us beat our record and make this our best turnout ever!

Thank you for the years of your support in attending the Brookings Car Show.  We are hoping all the surrounding area car enthusiasts will just be looking forward to getting your cars and trucks out and attending a car show to visit with friends and all the other people you meet while at a car show.  It’s about time things should start to get back to normal for all of us.  Hope to see you at the Brookings Car Show on Sunday, June 13th!


The Brookings Car Club Car Show Organizers

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