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Est. 1961
Open Car Show, Burn Out Contest,
and Cruise

55th Open Car Show & Celebration

August 16-18, 2018
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Always the 3rd weekend of August


We encourage out-of-town participants to make your Lodging reservations well in advance as rooms book up in Libby for this event!

Igniters Car Club
Igniters Car Club of Libby, Montana
The oldest active car club in Montana

A weekend of car fun, held in downtown Libby.
Car Show, Burn-Out Contest, & Cruise.

Open to all make and model vehicles.

The Igniters Car Show & Cruise is held every August in Libby
Igniters Car Show

For more information
Igniters Car Club
PO Box 611
Libby, MT 59923

See our website for registration forms & more info:


The Car Show always draws a big crowd.Each August, the Igniters Car Club holds their annual car show on the streets of Libby. The Igniters Car Club of Libby was established in 1961, making it the oldest active Car Club in Montana.

The car show is ALWAYS the 3rd weekend in August. It is an OPEN car show to all makes and model of vehicles.

Registration is on Friday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday morning from 8:00 am to noon downtown on Mineral Avenue.

Friday is registration, cruising, poker run, flame-thrower contest and neon contest. Saturday is the formal car show day with awards and the burn-out afterwards. The burn-out contest is always Saturday after the car show.

The burn-out will be held at the Libby Millpond Motocross Park. Directions: From Libby, take US Highway 2 South, turn left (east) approximately 300 feet past the Town Pump.

A dance will be held at the Memorial Center, with the band to be announced.

This event has grown each year. The show features categories for Best of Show, People's Choice, Most Improved and other categories for specific types and vintages of automobiles and motorcycles. Vehicles are lined up along Mineral Avenue allowing people to wander on the street viewing the vehicles and talk with the owners

Categories of Judging and Awards

Truck Classes
A. Antique Truck Stock 1940 & Older
B. Antique Truck Modified 1940 & Older
C. Classic Truck Stock 1941–1959
D. Classic Truck Modified 1941–1959
E. Late Great Truck Stock 1960–1979
F. Late Great Truck Modified 1960–1979
G. Late Model Truck Stock 1980–1999
H. Late Model Truck Modified 1980–1999
I. Truck Stock 2000–Present
J. Truck Modified 2000–Present
K. Motorcycle Stock
L. Motorcycle Modified

Car Classes
M. Special Interest
N. Antique Car Stock 1940 & Older
O. Street Rod 1948 & Older
P. Classic Car Stock 1941–1959
Q. Classic Car Modified 1941–1959
R. Custom Car 1949–1975
S. Rat Rod
T. Late Great Car Stock 1960–1979
U. Late Great Car Modified 1960–1979
V. Late Model Car Stock 1980–1999
W. Late Model Car Modified 1980–1999
X. Sports Compact (Imports & Tuners)
Y. Sports Car
Z. Muscle Car 2000–Present

Please remember to bring PROOF OF CURRENT INSURANCE for every vehicle you will be entering.


Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • High Stakes Poker Run with 100% payout. Register and start at the Mint Bar 4:00pm located at 110 Mineral Avenue. End at the Switchback Bar & Grill 7:00pm located at 485 Hwy 2 West. BBQ and live entertainment to follow 8:00pm - 12:00pm.
Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Car Show Registration. 3:00pm – 7:30pm. Igniter’s registration table on Mineral Avenue. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 7:30PM SHARP. NO LATE ENTRIES FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE AFTER THE 7:30PM REGISTRATION DEADLINE.
  • Poker Run. 3:00pm – 7:30pm. $5 per hand. Sign up at Igniter’s registration table on Mineral Avenue.
  • Friday Night Cruise. 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Mineral Avenue.
  • Neon Lights & Flame Throwers. 9:00pm. Mineral Avenue.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Car Show Registration. 8:00am – 12:00pm. Igniter’s registration table on Mineral Avenue.
  • Car Show. 9:00am – 3:00pm. Mineral Avenue.
  • Poker Walk. 10:00am – 1:00pm. $5 per hand. Sign up at Igniter’s registration table on Mineral Avenue.
  • Awards Ceremony & Pedal Car Drawing. 3:00pm. Mineral Avenue.
  • Burnout Contest. 5:00pm. Millpond Motocross Park. 1 mile south Hwy 2 then east on Port Boulevard.
  • Live Music. Memorial Center. 9:00pm.
Friday Night Cruise Rules
  • Open containers of alcohol are strictly prohibited in cars that are cruising.
  • Two "dots" per vehicle will be issued. A driver in violation of any of the cruise rules will result in the loss of a "dot". The second violation will constitute disqualification from the cruise entirely.


To complete the registration process, download the official Igniters “Ignite The Nites” Registration Form. Once completed in its entirety, please sign and date the form and return it with your fees as indicated on the application. If you need further assistance, contact the Club at info@igniterscarclub.com.

We advise you get your motel reservations early!
Local Lodging

For more information
Igniters Car Club
170 Hogan Drive
P.O. Box 611
Libby, MT 59923

Darren Short

Marge Kroeger, Secretary



For more information about the Libby area, or to have literature mailed to you, contact the Libby Chamber of Commerce, 406-293-4167.

Igniters Car Club
Igniters Car Club
Est. 1961
P.O. Box 611, Libby, Montana, 59923

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