Mesquite Motor Mania wraps up 10th annual event with record-breaking participation and largest crowds ever

Mesquite, Nev. – For the past few days, the streets of Mesquite have been filled with the nostalgic sounds of roaring engines, the sights of custom vehicles and classic favorites and the feelings of the “good old days” during the 10th annual Mesquite Motor Mania. Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association, once again, partnered up for a rousing three days of non-stop fun and entertainment with nearly 900 participants and the largest crowds in the event’s history. More than 260 total awards were presented along with $15,000 in cash and prizes with Kevin and Tamme Merrill of Idaho Falls, Idaho taking home the top honors with “Best of Show” with a1940 Ford Pickup Truck.


“Our tenth annual Mesquite Motor Mania was, by far, our best evet yet,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “We were thrilled to kick off 2018 with record crowds, exciting competitions and a whole lot of fun.”


Other top award winners for the 2018 Mesquite Motor Mania include:

  • Participant’s Pick ($2,000): Steve Whitlock, Provo Utah; 1956 Ford F-100
  • People’s Choice ($1,000): Jeff Rexrode, Cedar City, Utah; 1929 Woodie Convertible


Pictured: Kevin and Tamme Merrill, 2018 Mesquite Motor Mania “Best of Show” winner; Mesquite Mayor Al Litman; and Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming


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About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates CasaBlanca Golf Club and The Palms Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit