Saturday: All-nostalgia drag racing, three Las Vegas headliner rockabilly bands,
Butch Patrick appearance, pin-up girl contest, traditional pre-1969 hot rod car show
The fifth annual St. Louis Nostalgia Rendezvous will take place this weekend — Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 — at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois. This hot-roddin’ ‘n’ rockabilly lifestyle event has become a St. Louis tradition and grows each year.
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CAR SHOW AND PIN-UP ENTRIES AND DRAG RACING CLASSES: http://www.gatewaymsp.com/may-12-st-louis-nostalgia-rendezvous/
Nostalgia drag racing, featuring five nostalgia Funny Cars, Gassers and the Nostalgia Drag Racing League’s season-opener.
• Meet Butch Patrick (TV’s Eddie Munster) and see his Munster Coach and Dragula TV cars.
• Nostalgia drag racing, featuring five nostalgia Funny Cars, Gassers and the Nostalgia Drag Racing League’s season-opener.
• Traditional 1969-and-older hot rod car show presented by Mirror Finish.
• Las Vegas headliner rockabilly bands: The Royal Hounds, Thee Swank Bastards and Danny Dean & The Homewreckers.
• DJ Col. Paco Chaos from WRFL-FM in Lexington, Kentucky.
• Pin-up girl contest with cash prizes for the top five contestants.
• Nostalgia vendors and pinstripers.
• Local broadcasting icon Johnny Rabbitt of KMOX-AM in St. Louis.
SPECTATOR ADMISSION PRICES
Single-day adult spectator (ages 16 and older): $25.
Single-day ages 8-15: $6.
Two-day adult spectator wristband (Friday and Saturday): $40.
Two-day ages 8-15 spectator wristband: $10.
Kids 7 and under: Free when accompanied by paid adult.
MIDWAY ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, MAY 12
Butch Patrick, car show, pin-up girl contest, bands, DJ
8 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. – Car show entries roll in.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Bands and DJs; Butch Patrick appearance begins.
1 p.m. – Pin-up girl contest.
CAR SHOW – PRESENTED BY MIRROR FINISH
This is the show for the guys who hate car shows! No politics, no drama, just fun. Open to 1969-and-older cars, trucks and classic motorcycles. Traditional car show open to: hot rods, kool kustoms, rat rods, sedans, coupes, ’69-and-older traditional lowriders, choppers, stock and restorations. Bring us the metalflake, pinstripes, primer, patina, rust! Awards include Best in Show (pinstriped electric guitar trophy), best rat rod, best stock, best engine, best interior, best paint, best ‘30s, best ‘40s, best ‘50s, best ‘60s, Paco’s Pick (selected by DJ Col. Paco Chaos), Rabbitt’s Choice (selected by KMOX DJ Johnny Rabbitt). This event will be covered by Ol’ Skool Rodz Magazine and professional photographers will be on staff to shoot the best entries. Car show entry information: John Bisci, (618) 215-8888 ext. 119, John.Bisci@gatewaymsp.com.
PIN-UP GIRL CONTEST
Open to ladies 18 and older. Must pre-register to enter contest. This is a family show: costume must be in good taste. Entrants whose costume or clothing deemed not in good taste will not be allowed on stage. Costume can include period-correct clothing or swimsuit. Cash prize of $300 to winner, $200 to runner-up, $100 for 3rd, $75 for 4th and $50 for fifth. This event will be covered by Ol’ Skool Rodz Magazine and professional photographers will be on staff to shoot the best entries. Pre-entry and information: John Bisci, (618) 215-8888 ext. 119, John.Bisci@gatewaymsp.com.
DRAG STRIP SCHEDULE
Friday, May 11
2 p.m. — Spectator gates open.
3-10 p.m. — Time trials (Pro and Sportsman).
5 p.m. and 8 p.m. — NDRL, VSS and association qualifying.
10 p.m. – Racing concludes.
Saturday, May 12
8 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. — Time trials for Sportsman and Pro.
10 a.m. — Final NDRL and VSS qualifying.
Noon — Nitro Funny Car exhibition.
1 p.m. — NDRL and VSS eliminations begin.
4 p.m. — Nitro Funny Car exhibition.
7 p.m. — All final rounds of eliminations.
In the event of rain, the drag racing segment of the event will take place on Sunday, May 13, beginning at 9 a.m. Bands, car show and pin-up girl contest will take place on Saturday, May 12, rain or shine.
For more information, please contact Gateway Motorsports Park at (618) 215-8888 or visit www.gatewaymsp.com. Follow GMP on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
About Gateway Motorsports Park
Gateway Motorsports Park is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. Gateway Motorsports Park’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. Gateway Motorsports Park was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association.