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Mesquite Motor Mania 2014

posted Jan 9, 2014, 2:12 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:55 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



Car enthusiasts – start your engines! Mesquite Motor Mania 201 will be held Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, January 17-19, 2014 in Mesquite, NV.  This annual car extravaganza and competition is expected to draw over 700 vehicles and 1000’s of spectators to one of the year’s most highly anticipated Classic Car Show Events.

The Mesquite Motor Mania is open to all years, makes and models of classic vehicles and special interest vehicles such as vintage, street rods and hot rods.  The event is sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino, the Virgin River Hotel & Casino, the Eureka Casino, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Events, Mesquite Car Shows and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association, Inc.  In addition to the over 260 Top Vehicle trophies & awards, this year’s event will distribute $15,000 (fifteen thousand) in cash drawings & prizes for Car Show participants.  There will be Ladies’ Choice, Kid’s Favorite, Best Use of Chrome and Hottest Flames just to name a few of the categories. To further information, pre-registration and a complete list of all categories and prizes, please visit 

Registration and check-in for Motor Mania will be at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino Showroom on Thursday, January 16 from Noon – 6PM; Friday, January 17 from 8AM – 6PM; Saturday, January 18 from 8AM – 6PM and Sunday, January 19 from 8AM – 10AM. Judging of vehicles will be ongoing throughout the event with the presentation of awards/cash to top vehicle participants to be held Sunday, January 19 in the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino Showroom beginning at 1PM.

An abundance of festivities and contests, all free to the public, are planned at various locations throughout the weekend. Participating vehicles will be parked at sponsor hotels – The CasaBlanca, The Virgin River, The Oasis and the Eureka. Spectators are even encouraged to vote for their favorites.   The Vendors & Car & Parts Corral will be open at designated locations from 9AM-6PM both Friday and Saturday.

There is no greater rush of exhilaration than watching the intensity of the Roaring Engines Competition & the Slow Drags/Burn Out Competitions at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino.  Contest participants pull out all the stops in electrifying displays of pure power and sound.  The Roaring Engines compete Friday and Saturday 11AM–Noon and the Slow Drags/Burnout battle is 3PM–5PM both days. Still not enough to satisfy your craving for excitement? Watch the Open Headers Cruise that flows through Mesquite to all the Hotel & Casino properties from Noon-2PM the 17th & 18th.  For a more leisurely thrill, stroll through the Show & Shine from 9AM-6PM, Friday and Saturday and 8AM-1PM Sunday or take the Poker Trivia Walk through all the sponsor hotels, 9AM-5PM, those days also.  Poker Walk Sheets and all Voting Ballots must be turned in at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino on Sunday, 1/19 from 9-10AM.

What pairs perfectly with hot rods and classic cars? Why the hot sounds of a classic rock band! On Saturday night, the CasaBlanca presents in the Showroom beginning at 8:30PM (door open at 7:30PM) PHOENIX, an immensely popular classic rock band performing all your favorite hits from the 70’s 80’s and 90”s.  The concert is free to the public, and you must be 21+ to attend.  You can also enjoy classic sounds from HIGH RISE in the Virgin River Lounge and LIL’ ELMO & COSMOS in the Skydome Lounge at the CasaBlanca.

With the vast variety of exciting events, there is something for the entire family. For complete details of all scheduled events, times and locations, please visit Special Events at or