JAY, Okla. – Jay is the place to be on Sat., Aug. 9 where ‘cruisers’ from all over the tri-state area will meet for the largest cruise in Northeast Oklahoma. All enthusiasts of classics, customs, antiques, street rods, motorcycles, and muscle cars mark their calendar every year for this occasion.

Registration starts at 3 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. at the Hometown Boyz’ Car Wash located across from Pizza Hut on Main Street and the entry fee is only $5

Mom, don’t waste time in your kitchen preparing a meal for your family before the show. Bring your hungry crew on downtown. Several civic organizations will be serving concessions and local cafes will be open late to feed your hungry crew.

Awards will be handed out for the top 75 vehicles in the show. They include Mayor’s Choice, Jay P.D. Choice, Jay F.D. Choice, Chamber of Commerce Choice, Largest Car Club Participation (first thru third place & cash), High School Youth (first thru third & cash), and many other awards!

Festivities on slate for the evening include live entertainment, t-shirts will be sold, concessions will be available, dash plaques, door prizes, 50/50 pot, just to name a few of the things you don’t want to miss.

So ………grab your favorite gal, hop in your hoop-D, and get on down to Jay where they, “drag main all night”.

For more information or to volunteer your help, call Wayne Dunham at 918-253-4307, Johnny Earp at 253-4844, Jay Chamber at 253-4345, or Rick Goins at 918-253-3399.

And now a word from Jay Police Department on ‘Cruise Night’

This year’s City of Jay Cruise Night is being held for the enjoyment of the community and all car enthusiasts. While we wish everyone an enjoyable time, we must also be reminded of the inherent dangers when large pedestrian crowds and vehicles in motion produce. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable evening for all and for everyone to go home safe and without injury to themselves or their property.

With the safety of all in mind, the Jay Police Department is issuing this information bulletin so that everyone will be fully aware of the risks and possible effects of certain actions. Although leniency will be extended greater than during normal, non-Cruise Night events times, the police department will be enforcing state and local traffic laws. There will be no ATV’s allowed during this years event, and all vehicles must be “street legal”, no exceptions!

Here are some of the State of Oklahoma and City of Jay traffic laws that will be enforced during this year’s event. Please carefully read these statutes and ordinances to familiarize yourself with them and the penalties they incur.

Please have a safe and enjoyable time during this year’s City of Jay Annual Cruise Night.

Oklahoma State Statute 47§11-801.A

Operate vehicle in a manner not reasonable and proper.

Fine - $200, court cost - $40, total cost =$240.00

Definition: “Any person driving a vehicle…shall drive the same at a careful and prudent speed not greater than…is reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic…and any other conditions then existing…”

Oklahoma State Statute 47 §11-901.A

Reckless Driving

Fine - $200, court cost $40, total cost = $240.00

Definition: “It shall be deemed reckless driving for any person to drive a motor vehicle in a careless or wanton manner without regard to the safety of persons or property or in violation of the conditions in section 11-801 (shown above) of this title.”

Oklahoma State Statute 47 §12-402

Operate vehicle without muffler.

Fine - $50, court cost - $40, total cost = $90.00

Definition: “Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in consistent operations…and no person shall use a muffler cut-out, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle..”

* Note: The police department will not enforce the above statute, also known as “open headers”, until after 10:00 p.m. during the Cruise Night event. All open headers must be capped at 10:00 p.m. There will be no exceptions!

* Note: Drag racing and excessive spinning of tires (such as burnouts, power stalls, etc.), falls under the statute of “Operating vehicle in a manner not reasonable and proper” or, depending on the circumstances, may rise to the level of “Reckless Driving.”