Candy Cane Classic



Was held October 17 at MINCO “BILL JOHNSON” CITY PARK

This is an annual event and one of our major fund-raisers. All proceeds go to the mission of Non-profit: 21st Century Santa, Inc., serving the needs of the children of Oklahoma.

We award custom designed, unique trophies in a wide range of categories for the best cars, trucks and motorcycles in Oklahoma.

This year, we increased the number of classes up to 32, and had trophies for First and Second Place of each class. The trophies had a whole new look, and we had more than double the number we have presented in the past. Winners were chosen by the vote of the participants.

The majority of the vehicle owners have supported our organization by participating in at least two of our three shows, so far. We greatly appreciate everyone that helped make this event a great success by entering their vehicles, donating toys and money, and volunteering to help us serve the deserving children of Oklahoma. This annual event is one of our major fund-raisers to provide the means to meet the needs of the children of Oklahoma.

A special thank you goes to our sponsors that donate some of the best door prizes and other support to make our show a success:

First National Bank – Minco Branch                   Firestone Trucking
Harris Hardware                                             Morrison Propane
Minco Chamber of Commerce                         Fitzgerald Trucking
Mid First Bank – Altus                                  Ag Preference
Emerald Springs Tubs                                    Minco Honey Festival
Ameriprise Financial                                      Amy’s Hair Shack
Case IH Mahendra Tractor                               Blossom Time Shops
Chisholm Trail Bed & Breakfast                           Clear Choice Realty
Cornwell Pharmacy                                          Diffee Ford
Minco NAPA Store                                         Nancy’s Body Works
Petals & Pinecones                                              Ross Seed
Thompson Horse Carriages                               Stockman’s Bank
Williams Liquid Feeds                             Ross Honey
Gayla’s Tag Agency                                        The Flirty Fox             
Printing & Design                                       Tuttle Tag Agency 1982
Doug’s Appliance Repair                                The Okie Gypsie

We welcome all vehicles regardless of manufacturer, model, year, or condition. Watch for further details throughout the year.

For extra fun this year we introduced:

Valve Cover Races!


There will be three classes:

  • Children – under 12 years old
  • Youth – 12 to 18 years old
  • Adult – 18 and older

The Cars:

Critical Dimensions:

  • 30 inch maximum overall car length
  • 10 inch maximum overall car width – including wheels
  • 10 inch maximum car height.
  • 10 pounds maximum weight by official scales

Additional car rules:

  • No propulsion of any kind allowed – this includes moving weights, springs, magnets, liquids, and motors. Gravity only!
  • No moving weights
  • Wheel can be attached to the car in any manner, but must not extend beyond the front of the valve cover. Bearings can be used, as well as washers and bushings. (Must stay within ten inch outside overall width.)
  • The nose of the valve cover racer has a maximum allowable height of 3″, measured from a flat and level surface, and no part of the racer is allowed to extend in front of the nose of the valve cover. This is required to allow the starting gate to function properly.
  • Cars shall be based on an actual rocker cover from an automobile engine – 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder.
  • Cars must have four wheels, and all must touch the ground. Wheels may be no more than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Wheels must have a non-metallic surface contacting the track.

Other than the above regulations, vehicle design and decoration is up to you. Be creative and have fun!

Track Description:

  • The course shall consist of a ramp, approximately 32′ long, divided into two lanes, each approximately 11 inches wide. The incline shall be from 4′ down to ground level.
  • The official “Starting line” will be three feet from the rear edge of the incline. A mechanized gate will be used.
  • The finish line shall be marked 1′ from the bottom of the ramp, with cushions to catch the vehicles at the end of the run. There will be an official judging the winners. The judging official’s decision is final. (The judging official may be provided guards and be whisked away at the end of the races to a safe and secure location – possibly the North Pole.)

The Races:

  • Cars will be run in heats of two cars each.
  • The cars are to be launched with the front edge on the starting line.  The first car to have its front edge cross the finish line is the winner. If neither car makes it to the finish line, the car going furthest in its lane wins. If a car interferes with the path of the other car, it will be disqualified.
  • Winning cars advance to the next round until all are eliminated except one car.