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May Madness revs up in Corning
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Car Show registration at Transportation Center, Third and Solano streets
5:30 p.m. - Car Show Cruise from Transportation Center down Solano Street to Houghton Avenue
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Car Show Mixer, dinner and live music, downtown
7 p.m. - 10 a.m. - Car Show registration at Transportation Center
7 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast, Fire Hall 814 Fifth St.
7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Car Show and Shine, Solano Street
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Hot-air Balloon Rides, Yost Park, Tehama and First streets, $5
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - live music in downtown
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - food, craft vendors and actives in downtown
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Low Rider Hydraulic Show, Third and Solano streets
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Burn Outs first round, Third and Solano streets
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4x4 RTI ramp climb
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. - 4x4 pull
1 p.m. - Burn Out finals, Third and Solano streets
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Raffle drawing, Solano Street historic downtown
3 p.m. - Car Show awards presentation, Solano street historic downtown
Cars will shine, tires will burn, hydraulics will bump and crowds will roar during Corning's 16th annual May Madness Car Show to be held Friday and Saturday.
Along with the event's standards including burn outs, hydraulic competition, car show and 4x4 pull, this year will feature hot-air balloon rides at Yost Park, weather permitting.
Also new this year is the Corning Car Show "Model Car Contest," sponsored by H&R Block. Entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office and registration will be Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. in front of H&R Block, 1315 Solano St. Divisions will include child/adult, junior, adult, and senior.
Hosted and organized by the Chamber of Commerce Car Show Committee, May Madness draws crowds that line the main street of town with people, food, music, activities, and cars of just about every make, model, year, color and condition.
"This event has become a great Corning tradition and we are excited to see it growing bigger and better each year," said the car show committee in its May Madness sponsor book.
Two days of fun starts Friday at 5:30 p.m. as car show registrants cruise their four and two-wheeled vehicles down Solano Street in downtown Corning.
The May Madness Mixer will be take place that same evening in downtown with dinner and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.
Bright and early on Saturday the fun will rev up again at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, car show, and the car and motorcycle swap meet.
The Re/Max hot-air balloon with take to the skies starting at 8 a.m. at $5 per ride with proceeds going to local charities. One of the event's most popular features is the Burn Outs held in front of the Corning Police Department on Third Street, where rubber is laid, smoke billows and engines scream, as the crowd cheers drivers on.
Growing in fame is the Low Rider Hydraulic Show and 4x4 RTI Ramp climb and 4x4 pull.
All of the activities culminate with raffles, awards and prizes throughout the day, including the presentation of car show award plaques for several divisions, and the announcement of the Mayor's Choice, Chamber's Choice, and Participant's Choice winners.