Super Cruise Rolls Through Region 8

May 19, 2007 - Posted at 6:12 p.m. CDT

PIGGOTT, AR -- For the last nine years, muscle cars, street rods and antiques cars have rolled through region 8 on their way to the annual Super Cruise in Piggott. It's one of the largest car shows in Northeast Arkansas...and KAIT's cameras were there Saturday as the fun kicked off.

"There are some real nice cars out there," said Dave Dillard, who was spending the day showing his '35 Plymouth.

It's one of the largest car shows in the state...attracting more than 300 of the hottest wheels on the road.

"I came out here to look at the other cars and kind of get some more ideas on mine," said Dillard.

It was tough to find a parking spot in Piggott's Heritage Park Saturday.

"It's solely because people come out and enjoy our park and our food and our hospitality and that's what makes us a group and puts on a good car show for us," said Super Cruise President Jeff Peace.

Organizers say at least 25 states are represented at the super cruise this weekend.

"We come from Tulsa, Oklahoma every year to see this show; this is the show to see. Its nine years going and we wouldn't miss it for the world," said Frank Davis.

The event has a huge economic impact on the city...a gamble officials hoped would pay off.

"That the town's people, the local business people really support us and in return, they get a return on this and that was our whole goal if this thing would break even then we would donate some money to some good causes and we would break even," said Peace.

But this year's show has a special meaning for the non profit car club.

"Last year we lost a big part of what we do and I'm standing by his car, which I help him fix.  It was Ronnie Settlemoir and we are doing this car show this year in memory of Ronnie," said Peace.