Just call Waxahachie by its new nickname – C10ville USA – when the more than 1,000 C10 pickups registered for the fifth annual C10s in the Park show up for this weekend’s event.
In fact, registration for the event is sold out, organizers report, noting that the event is now “the largest C10 gathering in the South.”
“This humble event started when a group of friends got together just to hang out and has grown into one of the premier events in the country,” they said of C10s in the Park, which is all about classic, 1947-1987 GM trucks.
Sponsored by Brothers Trucks, the event features family-friendly activities both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21. The community is invited to attend all of the activities and visit with the pickup enthusiasts who’ll be on hand.
Friday, Sept. 20
The weekend kicks off with the Hills Hot Rods Cruise In from 7-11 p.m. at 1700 N. U.S. Highway 77, Waxahachie (north of the Academy parking lot). The cruise in is sponsored by Hills Hot Rods.
Saturday, Sept. 21
The C10s in the Park show will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand Ave., Waxahachie.
Spectators are admitted free, with parking available in the parking lot to the left just before the park entrance and on the grass near the Chautauqua Auditorium. There will be food vendors on site, with entertainment provided by a live DJ.
During the day, the American Racing Wheels will select its favorite 50 trucks from the 1,000-plus on display at the park. Each of those trucks’ owners will receive a special invitation to park their vehicle downtown in front of the stage area for the evening’s activities.
The Party on the Square in historic downtown Waxahachie will run from 6:30-10 p.m. This is a free event, with the community again invited to attend.
Presented by American Racing Wheels, the evening’s concert will feature country music star Jason Cassidy in concert. Parking is available around the downtown area and in the parking garage.