Benton City 2020 Car & Bike Show

The 2020 spring opener will be held on the grass at the Ki-Be Middle School on August 7th, 2020. The address of the middle school is 913 Horne Dr. Benton City, WA 99320. Although Coronavirus has impacted our communities, we are still striving to provide a heartwarming event for our city. We will have a show & shine event, local vendors, kids activities, food, and live entertainment. You can find our event plan below:

  • 7:00 am – Gates open for registration & vendors
  • 9:00 am – Show opens to the public
  • 9:15 am Car detailing competition begins
  • 10:00 am Flag-raising ceremony – Sea Cadets National Anthem
  • 1:00 pm Voting closes for Peoples Choice
  • 4:30 pm Awards ceremony begins
  • 5:15 pm Show closes

For more information about the Benton City Spring Opener, then visit our “Who Are We?” page. On this page, we cover the purpose of the BC Spring Opener. We’ve linked to it from this page! 🙂

Entry Classes

All vehicles regardless of make and model are welcome to compete, if it has wheels and you’d like to show it off, we’ll make room for it. Entries will be judged and cool one-of-a-kind trophies awarded by independent judges. Auto trophies will include Best of Show, plus Best of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Additional auto trophies include Peoples Choice, Kids Choice, Best Truck, Best Foreign, Hard Luck, Under Construction, Off the Beaten Path, Best Low Rider and two Custom Rat Rod Trophies. Motorcycle entries will be judged independently of autos; trophies will be given for 1st Place plus Peoples Choice. Also, the Best Bicycle (youth exhibitor) are competing. So, get the kids bicycles ready!

Entry Fees (This show is a fundraiser for school teachers & youth groups, therefore we charge admission for the event)

  • $3.00 per individual
  • $6.00 per family (Mom, Dad, and their kids under 12 years)
  • Show ‘n Shine – $20 per vehicle, includes dash magnet and admission for driver and passenger.

All entrants will be given a number and dash magnet upon payment of entry fee. You may pre-pay/register and your number will be set aside for pickup upon your arrival. Payment is by check, cash or money order made out to the Benton City Spring Opener. We’ve made registering as easy as possible in one of two ways: (We encourage pre-registration but it’s not mandatory by any means.) 

  1. Download the registration form from our website, type in the information save/print it out and bring it to the event or mail it in with payment.
  2. Register the day of the event.

There’s no waiting at the gate. Entrants will drive onto the grounds, park, (we have flaggers) go up by the flag pole and register or pick up your pre-paid registration.

All mailed-in pre-registrations, and order forms need to be received 7 days prior to the event to make sure we have everything. You can mail it to our P.O. box at Benton City Spring Opener, P.O. Box 995, Benton City, WA 99320. All information to be included in our show program must be received no later than 7 days prior to the event.

Car Detailing Competition

We are hosting Benton City’s annual auto detailing competition in 2020! With the help of numerous car detailing services on the West Coast, we are excited to bring talented detailers in from various cities throughout California. Currently, we have detailing teams traveling to Benton City’s Spring Opener from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chula Vista.

Currently, we have three teams competing in the competition. They will each have 7 hours to fully restore a classic car. They will detail the exterior of the vehicles, and transform the interior surfaces. Last year, mobile car detail services were showcased on TV for their professional detailing. After the competition, Lubbock Locksmith] will auction the vehicles for charity. If you’re interested in learning more about their car detailing projects, then visit our website! Car enthusiasts appreciate auto detailing, so we are truly honored to host these car detailing services.

The auto detailing competition will begin at 1:15 pm on August 7th, 2020. The applications for this event are due before August 1st, 2020. Unfortunately, we can’t consider late applications due to high demand for our limited spots.


Special Note for Vendors: This Show is to help our youth help themselves wherein they host a booth to raise funds for their particular group.  No vendor may “give away” free food to the public except as single bite size samples. The vendor can donate the food to any Youth Group to sell to help the group and promote work ethics for the group. 

Vendor spaces are 10′ x 10′ with spaces available on either grass or asphalt. The asphalt spaces are very limited. We will try, in as much as we can, to accommodate a vendors request for locating their spots. However, all spaces are allocated on a 1st come and paid for basis. NOTE: Checks and money orders must clear our bank BEFORE we allow vendors to operate. The exception being previous vendors in good standing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You can view our vendor fees below:

  • Businesses and crafters – $30.00
  • Food vendors – $60.00 – NOTE: You will be requested to show a current Health Permit at the show before we allow a setup.
  • Non-profit vendors – $10.00
  • Youth Groups – no charge. We encourage pre-registration but it’s not mandatory.

Thank you Tampa Bay Car Detail! We appreciate your efforts regarding vendor setup. In addition to providing car detailing lessons throughout the day, Tampa Car Detail covered the logistics of vendor spots for us. They are committed to helping our youth, and we are committed to helping them teach the art of car detailing. o

Youth Groups

We encourage all local youth groups to apply for funding. The Youth Group Funding Applications are due before August 1st, 2020. Unfortunately, late applications will not be considered. If you’re looking for more information regarding the youth groups, then you can visit Benton City, Washington’s city website by clicking here. Also, thank you to Lubbock Locksmith. They are the best locksmith service in Lubbock, TX.

2020 Event Sponsors

We are more than excited to announce that we have secured some wonderful sponsors! In collaboration with our car show, we will be bringing in multiple car detailing companies around the country to showcase their products and services. Without you (people of Benton City), this wouldn’t have been possible! Thank you! To view pictures of the 2019 BC Spring Opener, view the gallery!

Platinum Sponsor

San Diego Car Detail has been an amazing platinum sponsor for a few years! We truly enjoy working with them… especially because they professionally detail our show cars! If you’re on the West Coast, then we’d love for you to hire them to detail your car. Car enthusiasts in Benton City love working with this professional detailing company. You can find their website at: Let them know we sent you!

The Port of Benton has been an ongoing sponsor for this event for the past several years. In addition to this, the Port has been a partner in developing properties within Benton City to allow incubator businesses to reside in. The Port developments are truly la first class operation.

Gold Sponsors

Blue Room is an established locally owned portable toilet rental and service company located in Pasco, WA. They’re committed to providing fast, high quality service to the greater Columbia Basin region. Their service areas are specific to the Tri-City, Burbank, Benton City, Prosser, Connell, and Franklin County areas. They provide portable toilet rental service for all types of events e.g. backyard BBQs, special events, agriculture or contractor sites.  Their fleet consists of nine trucks, so they’re are able to meet your service needs. Their highly trained service drivers are dedicated to keeping your portable toilets cleaned and sanitary, while providing you with the best quality of service. They welcome you to use their website to expedite the portable toilet rental process. You can send them a form request for the unit rentals and a customer service representative will get back to you within 24 hours. Their mission is simple; they want to provide the best service for our customers so they can have the best experience possible.

Orlando Car Detailing is a family owned and operated car detailing service serving Orlando & the surrounding areas. They offer professional services that are beyond compare. Auto, truck, and boat detailing services are their expertise. If you’re in the Orlando, FL area, then give them a call!

Ala Cart is a family owned and operated business serving Central and South Eastern Washington and North Central Oregon. Ala Cart provides carts for us old people to putt around in to support the show. They are a Tomberlin E-Merge NEV/LSV Street Legal Dealer. They offer full service and repair of all brands of golf carts. In addition, their pickup and delivery options make it easy to get your cart repaired or serviced when needed.

Who are we?

Hello, welcome to the website for the annual Benton City Spring Opener Car & Bike show! (2019 pictures) The Benton City Spring Opener is brought to you through the cooperation of many local civic organizations. With the help of our amazing community, we have raised to-date over $70,000! Throughout 2020, we are aiming to raise an extra $10,000 to support our charitable causes. The proceeds of our non-profit (Benton City Spring Opener) show is used to help support youth activities in the community. Additionally, we use the show each year as a way to raise funds for different projects that provide for the community as a whole. For this year, we’re planning a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family including the main event big show, a fun run (in/on your wheels), kids activities, community resource fair, and a parade. We’re also hosting vendors of food, and other neat stuff (crafts) will be on the grounds throughout the day. The American Legion group is offering a special dinner after the parade, so be sure to plan for the street dance once the parade concludes.

With the help of the Benton City Economic Development Council, the first annual Spring Opener Car Show was held in 2000. Although we didn’t anticipate 20 years of charitable car shows, we are extremely fortunate to give back to such an amazing community! Throughout the last 20 years, we have provided classroom materials, donated shoes, and restocked food kitchens. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your consistent support. Although it’s tough to make a difference as an individual, collectively we can make a huge impact on our community. Fortunately, the annual car and bike show has allowed us to do just that!

Wherever you are, there are plenty of charity events to attend. If you’re near other charity car shows and cruises, then please go support! Benton City isn’t special because of our car show; however, we are special because of the people.

Charitable Car Detailing

Although our main event is the annual Benton City Spring Opener, we also host a few other events throughout the year. We don’t advertise our auto detailing events as much as the car show, but we do hold a few charity car details in the warmer months. Typically, we bring in professional detailers to detail cars for those in need. If you’re in need of some extra help, we would love to hear from you! Our detailers are available upon request, and are looking forward to connect with you. If you’re looking for some support, we would like to help. While a free car detail may not be a necessity, it could definitely help increase the value of your car. Within the last few years, we’ve helped host car detail events in Orlando, FL, Bakersfield, FL, and Denver, CO.

We’ve detailed plenty of vehicles in the past few years, but we hand-wash loads of automobiles too! Sometimes people may not want a full detail, so we opt for a simple hand wash instead. With our charitable actions, we simply love making a difference.

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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors! Without you, the 2019 BC Spring Opener wouldn’t have been possible. If you’re checking out these amazing pictures, then go give our sponsors a look too! We are showing them off on the Event Sponsors page.

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