Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Vernon: Summer's Last Blast

August 12, 2016 (All day) to August 13, 2016 (All day)
Summer's Last Blast Car Show and Cruise Night

Starting on Friday with the Test and Tune Cruise through Vernon, enthusiasts and car clubs begin arriving in town and cruise to show off their cars and test the engines ending with a Burn Out contest to showcase the powerful engines. On Saturday Vernon hosts an all day car show with live music and swimming for the kids at the Roy Orbison Aquatic Center and Park. Saturday night is the final event with a Nostalgic Cruise along one of the longest drags of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Relive the “GOLDEN DAYS” when True Muscle Cars and Rods ruled the streets. See the most prestigious Classics, Street Rods, Pro Streets, and Antiques cruise the streets as they did in the Good O’ Days. Listen to the Rock and Roll hits of the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s from a live remote on the drag. Spectators are welcome to join thousands of others for the Tailgate Party of the year. Since 1989 Summer's Last Blast has been a fun filled weekend for car enthusiasts of all kinds, come join us!


  • City of Vernon
  • 1725 Wilbarger St
  • Vernon, Texas
  • 76384



  • Free