July Jamboree Car Show heats up downtown; CCnews Photo Gallery

July Jamboree Car Show in Main Street Park, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Nichole Juarez, Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY – Hundreds of car enthusiasts young and old traveled from as far away as Alaska to display their cars in the 17th annual July Jamboree Car Show, which took place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Cedar City.

Hundreds attended the 17th annual July Jamboree Car Show, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Nichole Juarez, Cedar City News
Hundreds attended the 17th annual July Jamboree Car Show, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Nichole Juarez, Cedar City News

Hundreds of people attend this car show each year to view restored cars and enjoy food from vendors, music from live bands, and games.

Each year, a portion of Main Street is closed off for the July Jamboree to make room for all the booths and cars; but this year an even larger portion of downtown Cedar City was closed off to make way for a growing number of cars in the show.

Vendors, charity booths, food, music, army tanks and, of course, show cars make the jaunt through the Jamboree to satisfy all the senses.

Car and truck owners from all over the country traveled to Cedar City to participate in the show. At this year’s event, in addition to Utahns, there were participants from Alaska, California, Michigan, Nevada and Wyoming, to name a few.

Ralph Bingham, of St. George, has been attending the Jamboree for the past five years. He said he loves showing his car at this event and many other car shows throughout Southern Utah. Contemplating his favorite part of the July Jamboree, he said:

“Mostly just seeing people I’ve known all my life and having something in common with them. And I really enjoy the atmosphere. It’s also a little cooler weather than St. George.”

A Cedar City native, Frank Meccariello has been attending the July Jamboree since 2007. The Jamboree is the only car show he takes his vehicle to, he said, and he loves having people admire his car and also enjoys seeing what others have brought to the show.

The July Jamboree concluded at 9 p.m. The event will rev back into town again next July.

Written by Nichole Juarez

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