Blue Mountain Car Show set to host fourth annual Platte County event

WHEATLAND – The first year the Blue Mountain Car Show appeared on the scene was in the COVID-ravaged year of 2020 and Hollywood celebrities from The History Channel’s “Horny” Mike Henry & Ryan Evans from the show Counting Cars were on hand.

Two years ago, the event added a 5K and brought in Tom Wopat who played Luke Duke from the ‘70s show The Dukes of Hazzard and the famous 1969 Dodge Charger - The General Lee. It was one of the last times that the car would be shown as it was destroyed two months later in Hurricane Ida.

Last year many new things were added and again this year the show will be bigger than ever.

The fourth annual Blue Mountain Car Show will take place Friday and Saturday, July 7-8 in Wheatland.  It all begins Friday Night starting at 5 p.m. with a “Cruisin’ to the Oldies,” community taco feed, and 5k Glow Fun Run starting at Bob Ruwart Motors.  Saturday is the main event starting at 9 a.m. in Downtown Wheatland.

The Blue Mountain Car Show is the brain-child of Aley Philp, local downtown business owner PC Consulting.

“I started this in an effort to bring car enthusiasts of all levels a place to celebrate, gather, and raise funds for those in need of our community,” Philp said. “This is the fourth year that started with a bang amid the global pandemic in 2020. Forging ahead, the inaugural show drew over 150 cars when they were hoping for 50, raised over $4,000 for the local community and drew thousands of attendees. Each year it continues to grow and evolve.”

Overall, Blue Mountain Events have raised over $12,500 for the Platte County Community.  This year the proceeds will go the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Wheatland, a nonprofit 501 c3 dedicated to helping kids throughout Platte County.  Funds will go to scholarships, Socks & Shoes, Snacks for Kids, Read Around the World Day literacy program, and many more.

Events kick off Friday night at 5 p.m. at Bob Ruwart Motors with the traditional “Cruisin to the Oldies.”  One of two new additions this year is the community taco dinner sponsored by Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurants.  Tickets are $5 each but registrants to the next day’s Car Show get one free meal ticket. Kiwanis will also have their beer cart on hand.  They will serve until 8:30 p.m.  All proceeds benefit Kiwanis.

The second addition is the 5k Blue Mountain Glow Fun Run or Walk.  Registration is currently open online and you can also register Friday night at the event.  The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt, glow jewelry, and a taco plate ticket. The run starts at 8:30 p.m.

“DJ Majik  run by Justin Herdt will be there to take us back in time to Cruisin’ to the Oldies until 9 p.m.,” Philp said.

On Saturday, cars can begin lining up at 7 a.m. at 8th and Maple in Downtown Wheatland. Car Show participants can register either Friday night or Saturday morning.  

“Rags down at 10 a.m. and then the fun really begins,” Philp said. “Not only will there be hundreds of amazing cars to peruse, but there will also be vendors, a multitude of food trucks, beer cart, lawn games, Hot Wheel Races, 50/50 Raffle, Prize Raffles, local sales, live and DJ music, and a free matinee (at Cinema West), Days of Thunder (demolition derby), will follow the awards ceremony. Come on down and join the excitement.”

The Blue Mountain Car Show & Events are presented by PH Consulting,  Bob Ruwart Motors, Lee’s Towing, Roaming Buffalo Design Company, and the Kiwanis Club of Wheatland.

For more information and for a full list of events and activities, visit  or call Aley at 307.365.1000.

Each year the show has gotten bigger and better and many people in Platte County were wondering how they could top the successes in the first two years.

This year, organizer Aley Philp has been working feverishly to pull off some things that this town hasn’t seen in a blue moon.