Mesquite Motor Mania presents decennial eventMesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, and the Mesquite Resort Association will partner with the Las Vegas Cruisin Association to fill the streets of Mesquite with classic cars, custom automobiles, and vintage hot rods during the 10th annual Mesquite Motor Mania event Jan. 12–14. The three-day weekend event features roaring engines, slow drags, burn-out competitions, open-header cruises, exciting exhibitions, and a giveaway of $15,000 in cash and prizes for car show participants.

“For three full days in Mesquite we get the opportunity to wax nostalgic,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “From the classic cars to cool tunes, Mesquite Motor Mania is fun for the entire family.”

Drawing more than 900 vehicles and thousands of spectators over the three-day weekend, the Las Vegas Cruisin Association will give out more than 260 total awards, including the Top 150 Vehicles, plus specialty awards including dignitary and sponsor picks, Peoples Choice, Participant’s Pick, and more.

Spectators can also enjoy a variety of entertainment in one of the many entertainment venues at CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel. All week long, Sharon & the Chevelles, a ‘50s and ‘60s cover band, will play inside the Skydome Lounge at CasaBlanca Resort and country/rock cover band Marshall Star will play at the River Lounge. On Jan. 13, Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Serpentine Fire will perform.

A complete schedule of events and more information on Mesquite Motor Mania are available at More information on Mesquite Gaming is available at or by following Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or HookTube.

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