The Woodward News

Local News

August 2, 2012

Dairy Queen hosting Cruise Night

Woodward, Okla. — Hot rods and ice cream can be found at the Dairy Queen in Woodward this weekend.

Kenny Vassar, restaurant owner, recently announced that he's decided to make it a regular tradition to host a Cruise Night on the first Saturday of each month.

Classic car owners are invited to bring their vehicles down and line them up near 13th St. and Main Ave. around 7 p.m. on the first Saturday.  Vassar said the cruise ins will typically last for a couple of hours, until participants start heading home around 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Vassar, who has hosted other cruise-ins periodically over the past 3 years, said he wanted to make it a monthly event because the Cruise Nights seem to fit in with the long history of "cruisers" hanging out at their local Dairy Queen.

He also said the events are mutually beneficial for the cruisers and the restaurant, because the car owners get to share their vintage wheels and "it builds (customer) traffic for us" at the Dairy Queen.

The Cruise Nights are intended to be a time when classic car enthusiasts and the public can get together and just enjoy the antique automobiles.

"This is just for the owners to visit and show off their vehicles," Vassar said.

He is expecting about 20 vehicles to attend this month's Cruise Night, among them a couple of '37 street rods and several customized pickups.

By September or October, when the weather cools, Vassar said he expects to see around 80 participants each time, especially as he plans to hold burnout contests then.

But for now, "people just like to bring their lawn chairs and look at the cars," he said. "Cruise Night is for all ages."

For more information about the Dairy Queen Cruise Nights, contact Vassar at (580) 254-9848.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • DSC_5249.JPG Fire units on scene of tank battery fire

    A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • City, county commissions meet

    Roundup of Monday's Woodward city and county commission meetings.

    April 22, 2014

  • Boomers win 2 in Alva festival

    The Boomer baseball team had its most successful day of the season  since March with a pair of wins in the Alva Festival on Saturday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Glitches prompt suspension of testing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mooreland Art Show Saturday

    MOORELAND--There will be a lot of talent on display at the 28th annual Mooreland Spring Arts and Crafts Show.

    April 22, 2014

  • Boiling Springs pool undergoing major upgrades

    There will be a new way for everybody to cool off this summer.

    April 22, 2014

  • Testing glitches in Oklahoma prompt suspension

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.

    April 21, 2014

  • Precautionary lockdown lifted at Southwestern

    WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — Southwestern Oklahoma State University has lifted a precautionary lockdown that had been issued after the school received an unconfirmed report of a man on campus with a gun.

    April 21, 2014

  • Commissioners to act on agreements

    Lawn care will be the focus of action at the Woodward City Commission meeting Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

    April 20, 2014

  • Disaster assistance charity organizing

    The 2012 Woodward tornado did more than just destroy a significant part of Woodward, in an ironic way it helped create a springboard for some who recognized a need for a different kind of disaster assistance.

    April 20, 2014