Zoo Cruise Car Show

June 19, 2021

2021 Zoo Cruise Car Show Winners!

Congratulations to our Zoo Cruise Car Show Winners! We thank you for participating in this year's event! 

  • Pre 1950 - Francis Ryan – Roadster
  • 1950 - Jim Kuntz – Chevy 210
  • 1960 - Randy Shank – Corvette
  • 1970 - Gary McArdle – Chevelle
  • 1980/90 - Lontie Jantz – Grand Am
  • 2K+ - Jimmy Johnson – G8
  • Pre 1980 - Mindy Johnson – F100
  • 1980/90 - Chase Umscheid – F150
  • 2K+ - Gene Pestinger – Sport Pick Up
Best GM:  Tie between Chad Walker (Challenger) and John Haddock (Trans Am)
Best Ford:  Larry Hettenbach - Mustang
Best Import/Sp:  Scott Erfort - BMW
Best Mopar: Chad Walker -Challenger           
Best Motorcycle: Patrick Lynch – Indian Chieftain motorcycle
People’s Choice  (Flock Favorite):  Jesse Dimitri – Eagle Talon
Participant’s Choice (King of the Jungle): Jim Talley – Nomad

Join us for our Zoo Cruisin' Car Show event!

After an escorted cruise through Salina and out to the Zoo, we'll have BBQ, ice-cold beers (and non alcoholic beverages), plus you'll be movin' and groovin' to the tunes of King Midas & the Mufflers, playing hits from the 50s - 70s on the Restaurant Patio!

Entering a Vehicle?
  • “Best of” trophies & two $200 cash prizes to be awarded to the winners!
  • First 100 vehicle entrants will receive a dash plaque
  • All vehicle entrants will receive a special RHZ Gift. (one per vehicle)
You may enter a vehicle, or you can just come to join in the festivities for the evening.
Your Ticket Purchase Includes:
  • BBQ Dinner - BBQ chicken, pulled pork, mac & cheese, coleslaw, and ice cream
  • Three (3) drink tickets (for beer or soda drinks. Cash bar will also be available for beer.)
  • Commemorative Dash Plaque (1st 100 Vehicle Entries)
  • Special RHZ Gift (All Vehicle Entries)
  • 5:00 p.m. - Begin registration and check-in at south parking lot of Salina Central Mall (old JCPenney parking lot)
    **NEW ROUTE FOR 2021! Central Mall to Claflin, to Santa Fe, to Iron Ave, to College, to State St. to Zoo
  • 5:30 p.m. - Cruise begins in Salina
  • 5:30 p.m. - Gates open, and guests arrive, at Rolling Hills Zoo
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - BBQ dinner & Tram Rides
  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - King Midas Band, Car Show Judging, Awards Ceremony
  • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Cash bar available


Zoo Cruise is a family-friendly event! 

Ticket Prices through June 13th

  • $28 - Single Admission, 21 years and older
  • $18 - Single Admission, under 21 years. 2 & Under are FREE
  • $45 - Couple Admission

Ticket Prices on & after June 14th

  • $35 - Single Admission, 21 years and older
  • $25 - Single Admission, under 21 years. 2 & Under are FREE
  • $55 - Couple Admission

Car entries are complimentary with either admission purchase!

You have the option on the Online Zoo Cruise Car Show Registration Form to order a Low Ridin' "Zoo Cruisin" T-Shirt, originally priced at $19, for just $15 each!
You may pre-order these T-shirts up until Wednesday, May 5th! There are limited quantities available, so grab yours FAST! 

Zoo Cruisin T-Shirt is available in adult sizes small, medium. large, XL and XXL. Order yours today! 

REGISTER / PURCHASE Admission / PURCHASE Your T-Shirt NOW for the Zoo Cruise Car Show

Proceeds from this special event go to support Rolling Hills Zoo’s education programs, conservation efforts, exhibit enhancement and more! Now’s that something worth celebrating!

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