Classic car displays replaces Kool April Nites

Don’t be surprised by the number of classic and collector cars expected to ride through Redding starting Saturday.

For one thing it’s not Kool April Nites. For the second year in a row, organizers canceled that ever-popular, official annual car show more than four months ago due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Corvette Sting Ray sits in the parking lot outside Cicada Cantina off Hilltop Drive on Saturday, April 17, 2021, where the Spring Fest 4th Annual ION Car Show was held as part of the weeklong Shasta Show & Shines.

A new series of events is taking its place and there’s no cruise on the schedule. Also, one of the largest planned events was still waiting to see if it can get a permit.

From Saturday through April 24, drivers and other car admirers will be traveling to and from more than 25 events that are scheduled during the new eight-day event called Shasta Show & Shines.