The third annual St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous will take place on Saturday, May 7, at the Gateway Motorsports Park Dragplex. It’s a nostalgic day of rockabilly bands, a pin-up girl contest, drag racing, a burn-out contest and a traditional custom car and hot rod show (nothing newer than 1972).

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St. Louis music legends, the Trip Daddys and Rat Rod Kings, will perform on the party pavilion stage from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.

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The Gears And Gals Magazine pin-up girl contest is open to ladies 18 and older. There will be two separate, judged categories: best period-correct costume and period-correct bathing suit. The highest score from both contests will be crowned the overall Ms. Nostalgia Rendezvous. Overall prizes include: $300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, $50 for fourth and $25 for fifth. Additional trophies will be awarded to Best Costume and Best Swimsuit. Contestants may pre-register up until 5 p.m. on May 5 to receive free admission to the show. The contest will be held at the party pavilion stage with two rounds: costume at 2 p.m., swimsuit at 5 p.m. (To pre-register, contact GMP Media & Promotions Manager John Bisci at John Bisci.)

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All-nostalgia drag racing includes: Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car exhibition, the Great Lakes Funny Car Association, the Nostalgia Drag Racing League 2016 season-opener, the Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks club, the Nostalgia Gassers Racing Association, Ozark Mountain Super Shifters and bracket racing for 1979-and-older vehicles. The first round of Nostalgia Funny Cars are scheduled to take to the track at noon.

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Friday, May 6 – Tech, Time Trials, Qualifying

10 a.m.-11 p.m. – Gates open, pit parking.

Noon-8 p.m. – Tech inspection.

3-10 p.m. – Time  trials (three sessions scheduled).

5 p.m. and 8 p.m. — NDRL, VSS and Association qualifying.

 

St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous schedule — Saturday, May 7

9 a.m. — Spectator gates open.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Car and chopper show roll-in. Car show entry is free with price of admission.

10 a.m. — Final NDRL & VSS qualifying.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Midway music and entertainment.

Noon — First Nostalgia Funny Car session.

1 p.m. — NDRL & VSS eliminations.

1 p.m. — Car show judging begins.

2 p.m. — First pin-up contest session (costume).

4 p.m. — Second Nostalgia Funny Car session.

5 p.m. — Second pin-up contest session (swimsuit).

5:30 p.m. — All final rounds of eliminations.

6 p.m. — Burnout and flame-throwing contest.

6:15 p.m. — Car show awards.

 

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ENTRY FEES AND ADMISSION:

Single-day spectator or crew pass: $19.

Two-day spectator or restricted-area crew pass: $35.

Kids 12 and under: Free.

Car Show: Free for period-correct cars with spectator ticket purchase. 

Nostalgia Sportsman Bracket ¼-mile: $50.
Nostalgia Pro Bracket 1/8-mile: $50.

Nostalgia grudge/fun runs ¼-mile: $35.

Event Facebook page: St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous

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