Fun Run

Fun Run

By NCOT BLOGGER | April 2014
Updated: February 2016


For three days every July, the Northern Nevada town of Wells puts the pedal to the metal during the Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise. The festival revs up with Friday drag races at the Wells Municipal Airport. The remainder of the first day is celebrated eating “road-kill BBQ” at the 4 Way Cafe and Casino, before finishing the night with a beach party, fireworks, and a ’50s and ’60s rock ’n’ roll dance party.

The next morning, attendees can enjoy a breakfast in the Wells City Park before the show and shine begins. Showing off their super-clean paint jobs and flawless interiors, classic-car owners take advantage of some time to relax and watch as people admire their works of art. Next comes the poker run, complete with a grand prize of $400. The proceeding Saturday night cruise through downtown gives participants a chance to point out their favorite rides.

Immediately following the parade is the infamous burnout contest. Drivers spin their tires on the asphalt while the car remains in place, creating billowing plumes of fluffy white smoke. After the smoke has cleared, the block is closed down for the “Now Everyone Knows Where the Hell Wells is Celebration and Street Dance.”

On Sunday morning, a breakfast in the park and a final show and shine is enjoyed before the cars are judged and awards are distributed to the winners.

Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise Schedule

Friday, July 25
10 a.m.            Registration at Alamo's 4-Way Casino
Noon-4 p.m.     Drag Racing at Match Races at Wells Airport
3-6 p.m.           Road Kill BBQ at Alamo's 4-Way Casino
After Dark        Fireworks at Alamo's 4-Way Casino
10 p.m.            ’50s & ’60s Rock ’n’ Roll Dance at Alamo's 4-Way Casino

Saturday, July 26
7-9 a.m.           Breakfast at Wells City Park
8 a.m.              Registration Opens
9 a.m.-5 p.m.   Show & Shine at Wells City Park
1:00 p.m.         Meet with Elko County Sheriff to go over Poker Run and Saturday Night Cruise-at Announcer's Stand
1:30-5 p.m.      $400 Poker Run through Wells Countryside and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
6:00 p.m.         Line up for the Saturday Night Cruise
6:30 p.m.         Saturday Night Cruise in Downtown Wells
7:30 p.m.         Burnout Contest on Front Street
8:30 p.m.         Celebration & Street Dance on Main Street

Sunday, July 27
7-9 a.m.            Breakfast at Wells City Park
7:00 a.m.          Registration Opens
8:00 a.m.          WFR Ballots distributed to participants-Judging Begins
8 a.m.-1p.m.     Show & Shine at Wells City Park
9:00 a.m.          Concessions Open
11:30 a.m.        All judging must be turned in
1 p.m.              Awards Ceremony