2017 Blacktop Nationals Car Show Information
New for 2017, the Blacktop Nationals Car Show at River Festival will be entirely indoors in Century II Expo Hall, Convention Hall, and Exhibition Halls. As a result of this move, spaces will be limited so we suggest that entries be submitted as early as possible.
• Show times:
o Friday, 9 June 11 AM -10 PM
o Saturday, 10 June 11AM-8 PM
• To Enter:
o Online. Complete the entry form at https://wichitafestivals.wufoo.com/forms/z1bcpspk0nk5kps/
o Offline. You may print the entry form from the Blacktop website, complete and mail to the address on the form or deliver it to the office at 444 E. Williams. Website link: http://www.wichitariverfest.com/user/file/2017%20BTN%20Car%20Registration%20Form%281%29.pdf
o There are printed entry forms available at the Festival office and at some area car shows.
o All cars will be entered in the category you designate on the entry form. There will not be a non-judged category on the entry form for 2017.
o Car clubs who wish to display together must turn entry forms in at same time. Every effort will be made to accommodate car clubs together.
• Entry Confirmation:
o You will receive a confirmation of acceptance in the 2017 Blacktop National Car show after your entry form has been reviewed and accepted.
o We anticipate being able to accommodate 200-220 cars in Century II.
o Entry packets will be prepared for accepted entrants and will be available at the Wichita Festivals office prior to the show dates or will be at the show site on move in day.
o Each entry will receive a packet containing your entry window card, a dash plaque, and one River Festival button. Additional buttons will be available for purchase at the show.
• Moving in:
o All entered cars must be moved into Century II on Thursday, 8 June. No exceptions.
o Each entry will be assigned a window of time to move their car into show site. That assigned time will be in the show packet or sent via email prior to the show.
o Clubs will be assigned a specific move-in time to enter as a group
o Show management has a limited number of stanchions and rope available on a first come, first serve basis.
• Moving out:
o You are encouraged to leave your vehicle inside Century II overnight Saturday, 10 June to avoid anticipated Festival traffic. Security will be provided.
o Realizing that travel time and other show commitments need to be considered, we can make arrangements to move some cars out Saturday after show hours. If you need to move your car out Saturday evening, prior notification to show staff is required.
o Once the show starts, we cannot accommodate entry and exit of cars Friday morning through Saturday evening.
• Century II regulations:
o All cars are required to have either an empty gas tank or a taped shut gas filler cap.
o Batteries should be unhooked while on display in the building.
o No outside food or beverage is allowed in Century II. The CII food vendors will be open during show hours.
o Awards will be presented in each class for Best in Class along with two class Winner awards.
o Five cars will be selected as finalists for Best of Show. Best of Show will be selected from those 5 cars.
o Awards will be presented for Best Paint, Best Interior, and Best Engine Compartment.