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Kruisin' Kittitas Car Show and Burnouts

Kittitas County is revving up this summer for the 20th annual Kruisin’ Kittitas Burnouts & Car Show on Main Street in Kittitas, WA. On Saturday, August 17, 2024, visit downtown filled with classic cars— watch awesome burnouts – and so much more! This event is hosted by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.




Interested in sponsorship? Let us know how you want to be involved with our annual event by contacting our Director of Events and Programs, Darby Grimes at or by calling the Chamber office at (509) 925-2002.


Kruisin' Kittitas has two separate 18+ registration applications and waivers to complete if you wish to participate in these events. If you are registering for both the car show and burnouts, please fill out two forms. You will be invoiced per registration from the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, $30.00 per registration.

Vendor Application

If you are interested in being a vendor for our event please complete our online form, $50.00 per registration. More details coming soon!

Volunteer Signup

We would not be able to put on this event without our amazing volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for Kruisin' Kittitas, please complete this online form below and we will get back to you with more information.

Monster Jeep Ad

The “World’s largest Jeep” was built in 1986 by Jeff Bainter in his shop in Yakima Washington. This monster jeep was based on a Jeep CJ-7 body that Jeff split down the middle and widened 15” and sitting over a custom built frame and suspension to make room for the 66” flotation tires. Jeff and the big red jeep competed under the name of “HOTSTUFF” on the monster truck circuit from 1986-1989, winning many national events against the best trucks in the country. In 1989 Jeff Bainter built a second monster jeep “High Voltage” to compete with and handed the driving duties for Hotstuff over to Debbie Rhoden, the first woman to compete full time in open competition on the monster truck circuit. Both HOTSTUFF and HIGH VOLTAGE monster jeeps toured all over the United States and Canada thrilling fans for many years. Eventually both monster jeeps were sold, as Jeff needed to make room in his shop for the new Captain USA monster truck being built.

Many years later Jeff had an opportunity to buy the big red jeep back. It was in pretty rough shape and needed a complete ground up rebuild. In a labor of love exactly 30 years from its original build, Jeff restored and repurposed the aging jeep including adding additional passenger seating to be able to give the fans a ride in a piece of monster truck history.

Jeff and his original monster jeep HOTSTUFF were inducted into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame in 2017.


Photos from Kruisin' Kittitas Car Show & Burnouts in 2022