The Center of the Nation All Car Rally crew is putting on final touches for the 26th annual event that's an opportunity to see nearly 200 cars of all motoring eras and relax while doing it.
For spectators, it's all free.
Events open Friday late afternoon, June 14, with an evening designed to combine "the old days" of cruising and getting together in the evening to talk "car." It's an informal show of cars brought by early-comers and locals.
Live music, chow and some vehicle demonstrations are on the schedule.
Saturday, June 15, is the big day for the show at Herrmann Park as the big block-square of grass is converted to a parking lot for cars of all types and ages as well as vendors for lunch and beyond.
The informality is almost as much of a draw for the show as the cars. Except for exhibitors or show volunteers, there's a relaxed opportunity to see cars from the early days of horseless carriages to some current iron that ranges from high horsepower to high mileage.
The informal fun, even for the exhibitors, comes at the expense of volunteers who have been working on the show since last year's event. They're always looking to do things better.
Anyone who would like to enter a car in one of the dozen or more categories can call Doug Kraft at 605-210-2407.
Roundup events also get cranked up along with the vehicles during the car rally.
The increasingly popular Black Hills Roundup National Anthem Contest begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the park's band shell.
Singers from around the region compete for the opportunity to sing the anthem during the Roundup's PRCA rodeos.