Mesquite Motor Mania Draws Record Crowd for Nostalgic Car Show

January 12-14, 2018

Mesquite, Nevada

Reg Bennion sends up clouds of red and blue smoke from the tires of his 1956 Chevrolet Nomad
MESQUITE, Nev. -- The nostalgic sounds of roaring engines and the sights of custom vehicles and classic favorites brought back the memories of days gone by during the 10th annual Mesquite Motor Mania, Jan. 12 -14, 2018. Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association, once again, partnered for three days of entertainment with nearly 900 participants and the largest crowds in the event’s history. More than 260 total awards were presented along with $15,000 in cash and prizes with Kevin and Tamme Merrill of Idaho Falls, Idaho taking home the top honors with “Best of Show” with a1940 Ford Pickup Truck. Other top award winners for the 2018 Mesquite Motor Mania included: Steve Whitlock, Provo Utah; 1956 Ford F-100, Participant’s Pick ($2,000); and  Jeff Rexrode, Cedar City, Utah; 1929 Woodie Convertible, People’s Choice ($1,000).