Wilmington, NC April 2, 2013: The 9th Annual Rims On The River Vintage Car, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show, will be held in Downtown Wilmington, NC, Friday 4/19/13 through Sunday 4/21/13.
This event hosts a variety of vehicles from the greater Wilmington area, as well as from surrounding states. All events during this weekend are free to attendees.
Vehicle participants can obtain entry application from our website. Below is a itinerary for the weekend full of events. Highlights of this years festival is the free concert at Riverfront Park featuring The Detroit Cobras, The Phantom Playboys, The Madd Hatters, and Andrew Kane and The Alibis. Also featured to this year’s show is Sunday’s “Local’s Only Day”. This free to participants car show is being held on Dock St., between 2nd & Water St., and S. Front St, between Dock and Orange St.. Sponsored by The Barbary Coast, Duck & Dive, and The Reel Cafe, trophies will be awarded from each of these sponsors, as well as prizes and gifts to the general public.
This year’s show is being sponsored in conjunction with Encore Magazine, The Bone, The Penguin, WECT, FOX26, The Star News, Carolina Coast Harley Davidson, MobileTech, The Front Street Brewery, Coca-Cola, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, Live Wire Powdercoating, and Behind Bars Apparel. For more information visit www.CoolWilmington.com.
Schedule of Events
Friday April 19th
Rims On The River Welcome to the Weekend parties start Friday evening at all of our various venues. Please check the Band link for all the participating venues specials and entertainment.
Saturday April 20th
The main car show is on Saturday April 20th. Registration begins at 9:00AM, with the show opening to public display starting at 11:00AM. In case of rain the event will be postponed until the following day. To enter the event, proceed into Downtown Wilmington on Market St., where you will be directed by volunteers to pre-registration or the day of the show registration areas. For vehicles desiring to be parked together you must arrive together the morning of the event.
Award presentation will be at 4:00PM at Baily Theater Park, located at 14 N. Front St. Several categories will be awarded for cars and for motorcycles.
Car show ends at 5:00PM, please be sure to move your vehicles into a legal parking space, if you are going to continue to remain in the downtown area. The streets will open at 6:00PM to public vehicular traffic.
This year’s Free Concert is on Saturday April 20th following the car show, show starts at 5:30PM and is located at Riverfront Park on Water St., between Market and Princess St. This year’s headliner is The Detroit Cobras. Vocalist Rachael Nagy’s sultry voice, backed by the band’s Rock, R & B, and Country influences are sure to please everyone’s musical taste. Also playing will be Wilmington’s Kings of Rockabilly, The Phantom Playboys, local ska stars, The Madd Hatters, and Andrew Kane & The Alibis. This is a must see show! Food and beverages will be available during the show. This is an all ages show.
FREE After Concert Party - The Maulers Car & Motorcycle Club and Cafe Fear TurboJugend will be hosting a FREE party following The Detroit Cobras concert at The Soapbox 255 N. Front St. This show will feature Richmond, VA., The Apocalypse Dudes. A.D. plays a classic mix of all Turbonegro’s hits with such angst, you’ll think you’re seeing the real kings of Rock! Also featured will be a much talked about reunion of “No Labels Fit”. It’s been several years since they have claimed the stage, but will be sure to show the audience why they were such a heralded band of Wilmington’s music scene. Doors open at 9:30PM, with show beginning at 10:30PM. Plus, there’s more after parties going on at our various venue sponsors, please check the band link for more information on specials and entertainment.
Sunday April 21st
Locals Only Day – Locals Only Day is on Sunday April 21st, starting at Noon and going until 5:00PM. This event is being sponsored by Barbary Coast, Duck & Dive, and The Reel Cafe. This event is a FREE vehicle entry event, with “Best Of” trophies being given by the three sponsors. This event is located on S. Front, between Dock and Orange St. Entrance to the event is located at S. Front and Dock St. Each venue will have special giveaways, entertainment and guaranteed FUN!!!! This is going to be a perfect way to close out an awesome weekend!