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2025 Sweetwater Lions Club Cruise & Car Show

March 7th - 8th, 2025

Welcome to our page and our 7th Annual Car Show. We just finished with our 6th one and it was a HUGE success and already have folks ready to come back so I am working on getting the site ready. We are so excited for the 2025 Show and working on a few behind the scene details to make it even bigger. In 2023 we had 291 vehicles on premises with 310 registered  and in 2024, we had 227 on premise and 297 registered...so it's safe to say we are one of the biggest in the Big Country. We can't wait to have you guys back and some new friends as well for the 2025 season. If you have any questions, please holler at me as always. We appreciate each and every one of you! 

Crystal Rea (325) 242-3149

  • Fri, Mar 07
    Sweetwater
    Mar 07, 2025, 4:30 PM – Mar 08, 2025, 4:00 PM
    Sweetwater, 100 E 3rd St, Sweetwater, TX 79556, USA
    This is our 7th Annual Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show. We are keeping the same great location at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Downtown Area. Our Cruise will be the prelude leading into the show on March 7th at 6pm and the show will be on March 8th .
Come cruise and show off your beautiful vehicles in downtown Sweetwater, Texas Friday, March 7th from 6pm - 7:30pm. Awards will be given around 7:45pm at Sonic Drive-In. We are staying true to our date and keeping our Cruise & Car Show the 2nd weekend of March. Unfortuantely this means, we will NOT be in correspondence with the World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup this year....but I still anticipate a wonderful show and maybe even larger with having more hotel opportunity for the weekend.  The cruise will be the prelude to The Show, Saturday, March 8th at the Nolan County Courthouse and Downtown Area! 
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Higginbotham Brothers

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First Financial Bank

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Sonic Drive-In

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Sonic Drive-In

Cruise Night Sponsor

Thank you Richard Robinson at Sonic Drive-In, Sweetwater, Texas for the gracious support for our 2025 Sweetwater Lions Club Cruise Night. We appreciate you being on board and helping make this the prelude going into Saturday morning's car show!

The Day of the Car Show

March 08, 2025

Moving the 5th Annual Car Show is off the grass & the dirt, was a HUGE success. We are keeping the same great location at the Nolan County Courthouse, First Financial Bank, and the beautiful downtown area of Sweetwater, Texas. Registration will begin at 7:00am until 11am. Judging will begin at 8:30am. Awards will begin at 3:00pm.  We have 40 classes that we are giving 1st & 2nd place plaques. We have BIG cash prizes, custom trophies, DJ music, food vendors, raffles, pedal car races, hot wheels races, and more. Bring your canopies (with tie downs), chairs, and come be a part of the fun and help keep growing this show and be the best one yet!

We have plenty of trailer parking, shade, and security for the hotels in town.  If you have any other questions or suggestions, please contact me!

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Hot Rod Magazine

Timm Lucher with Full Throttle Hot Rod Magazine will be coming to Sweetwater, Texas to cover our event with photos and a magazine coverage for the 6th Annual Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show
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Erasmo Zamora

He's no stranger to the Car Show Industry. He has lived in Abilene or the Big Country most of his life. He has been DJ'ing for 25 years.  He has a love for music and a car enthusiast as well. We are excited to have him on board with us for The Day of The Show! 
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Thank You!!

Not only do we have the kids class for pedal cars & ride on's for the ones that want to compete, but now we will have a Hot Wheels Races, & Pedal Car Races. 

Thank you so much to Snyder Wheels for loaning us your pedal cars for the races. 

West Texas Child Advocacy Centers, thank you for helping take over the Hot Wheels Races this year. We appreciate you stepping up and helping! 

We appreciate YOU guys!

Fun for the Kids!!

We are blessed to have B.A.C.A. (Biker's Against Child Abuse) helping us with the 2025 Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show.  They are going to monitor the pedal car races and keep them safe throughout the event! Thank you guys for what you do and what you have to offer! 
 

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Best in Show Car
$1000

NAPA Auto & Truck Parts

NAPA is on board with our Best in Show Car Award for Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show. How does $1000 sound to you guys? 

Woo Hoo!! Thank you...Thank you...Thank you NAPA for your continued support and efforts to make this show better than ever. You guys are the BEST!

Best in Show Truck
$1000

O'Reilly Auto Parts

O'Reilly is on board with our Best in Show Truck Award of $1000 for Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show. 

We have GREAT sponsors and wanted to feed in a little more and split the cars & trucks in the

Best of Show to give a little more love!

Woo Hoo!! Thank you...Thank you...Thank you O'Reillys for your continued support and efforts to make this show better than ever. You guys are the BEST!

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Elite Sponsors

A HUGE shoutout to all the Elite Sponsors/Event Sponsors for helping make this event successful! We appreciate YOU!

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Premier Sponsors

A HUGE shoutout to all the Premier Sponsors for our "Best" Classes!

Best Ford: 1st - Stanley Ford, Sweetwater, Texas

Best Ford: 2nd - Twisted Wrench, Sweetwater, Texas

Best Ford: 3rd - Kent Beck Motors, Abilene, Texas

Best Chevy: 1st - Hanner Supercenter, Baird, Texas

Best Chevy: 2nd - Hanner Supercenter, Baird, Texas

Best Chevy: 3rd - Hanner Supercenter, Baird, Texas

Best GM: 1st - Precision Auto & Tire, Sweetwater, Texas

Best GM: 2nd - Twisted Wrench, Sweetwater, Texas

Best GM: 3rd - Kent Beck Motors, Abilene, Texas

Best Mopar: 1st -  Blake Fulenwider of Snyder

Best Mopar: 2nd - Blake Fulenwider of Snyder

Best Mopar: 3rd - Blake Fulenwider of Snyder

Best Paint: 1st - The Dent Company, Sweetwater, Texas

Best Paint: 2nd - NAPA Auto & Truck Parts, Sweetwater, Texas

Best Paint: 3rd - O'Reillys Auto Parts, Sweetwater, Texas

Cash Prizes for ALL of the BEST catagories!!

$500 - 1st Place
$250 - 2nd Place
$100 - 3rd Place

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Cash Prizes for
Motorcycles!

Premier Sponsor
King Oilfield Services, LLC

1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $50
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Best Interior
$250

TBarM Leather Works

We are pleased to have TBarM Leather Works as part of the show this year for Best Interior. Travis is extremely talented and does custom leather work in all kinds. If you haven't seen him or heard of him, check him out at: 

https://www.facebook.com/TBarM-Leather-Works-101250148121662

Thank y'all for helping making this a HUGE success!

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Best Engine
$250

Kent Beck Motors is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I am blessed to have met him and we are blessed to have him as part of our show! Kent, we appreciat YOU!

Gold Sponsorships

A BIG shoutout to all of the Gold Sponsors. They make this event a little easier with their generousity! Thank you again!

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Hotels ** Book Early**

We have several hotels/motels to accommodate, but make sure you book early if want to stay the night Friday, March 10th to Saturday, March 11th. The tend to fill up the firest part of the year through March because of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup. The Sweetwater Lions Club also host the indoor & outdoor flea market, there is a cook off in the park, rattlesnake hunt tours, carnival and lots more to do and entertain you and the rest of your family Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
(325) 307-5159
9416 I-20, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Welcome to our Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sweetwater hotel. We are close to the wind energy industry, area hospitals, and local universitites. Our convenient location places us near companies like RL Adkins Corportation, West Texas Pure Gold, Clear Fork, USG, Black Land Services, and GE Wind Energy. 

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
(325) 933-6600
308 SE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Enjoy a comforable stay at La Quinta by Wyndham Sweetwater East, located off I-20 at exit 244. Our pet-friendly hotel puts you just 40 miles west of Abilene and Dyess Air Force Base. If you're here for business, we are close to offices for USG, Black Land Services, and more. While you are here, explore downtown and learn about the Old West. Make the most of your stay with free daily breakfast, high-speed WiFi, and our business center. 

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Quality Inn

(325) 236-6887
500 NW Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Enjoy your convenience of a stay that gets you the value you deserve when you book accommodations at our pet-friendly Quality Inn hotel in Sweetwater. Located in Nolan County in the heart of Texas, our hotel is close to shops and restaurants and offers meeting space when your're traveling for business. As our guest, you'll enjoy amenties that get you more bang for your budget like free WiFi throughout the hotel, including in the comfort of your room, plus free car, truck, and bus parking and a free full breakfast to get you energized at the start of your day. 

Hotels **Book Early**

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(325) 235-3500
308 SE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556

 A great hotel that guests love in Sweetwater, Texas. Come and relax at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sweetwater, featuring new 42" flat screen TVs in evvery guest room. Bring your family for a fun stay at our Sweetwater hotel, located just off I-20 in close proximity to numerous local attractions, including the Nolan County Coliseum, historic downtown Sweetwater and our famous wind-farm turbines. Other nearby attractions include the Pioneer Museum, the Trail of Lights and recreation opportunities on the beautiful nearby lakes. 

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Mulberry Manor 
Bed & Breakfast
(214) 244-1009
1400 Sam Houston, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Mulberry Manor is located in the Historic Trammell House in Sweetwater Texas (Texas Historical Marker 5551). The home was built by rancher and banker Thomas Trammell (1848-1919) between 1911 and 1913. Trammell is known as the "Father of Sweetwater" for his involvement in bringing the railroads to town. Trammell hired noted architect John Young (the father of actress Loretta Young) to design the home. He knew of Young for his design work with the Santa Fe Railway. The home reflects the Mission Revival-Prairie School style of architecture and features a unique atrium.
Shortly after Trammell's death the home was leased to the city and served as the only hospital in the area from 1923 to 1936. Later Trammell's daughter and her family occupied the home. In the years to follow it served as a private residence and apartments. In October 2018 Mark and Kim Reaves purchased the property and set about restoring it in their own unique style. The Manor is elegant, light and airy with the centerpiece being the atrium full of tropical plants and the reclaimed original flooring from 1913. Come Experience a Taste of Texas History!

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2023 Gallaries

Thank you to Leslee & Jim ourphotographers for the 2023 coverage of the Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show. We appreciate you both and LOVED the pictures!

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