Thanks to all the hearse
drivers, sponsors, vendors and spectators. You helped
make this year our biggest and best show ever! Even though we didn't
break the current Guinness World Record, we had 68
hearses (which is a
club record) and one flower car (our first ever)!
|Best Hearse in Show
||1969 Cadillac S&S
|Best Hearse 1960-1976
||1971 Oldsmobile Cotner-Bevington
|Best Hearse 1977-1999
||1993 Buick Imperial
|Best Original Hearse
||1962 Cadillac Miller-Meteor
|Best Modified Hearse
||1992 Cadillac Federal
||1992 Cadillac Superior
|Hearse Herman Munster Would Drive
||1988 Cadillac "Monster Truck"
|How the Hell did you get here?
||1992 Buick Superior (drove 705 miles)
|Longest Trip to Hell?
||1975 Cadillac S&S (drove 740 miles)
||1993 Cadillac Federal
|One Hell of a Member
||Junction Valley Railroad
|Best Hearse used for 9-11
||Bruce & Ruth Coburn
||1976 Cadillac Superior
|First Place Costume
|Second Place Costume
||Mychal & Stephannie VonLaGrave
|Third Place Costume
In the mean time, mark your calendars for next year (allways the third
Saturday in September):
12th Annual Hellfest Hearse Show and
and Nightmare Cruise is Just Hearse'N Around's annual all hearse
car show and parade. (Same great show, just with a new name.)
September 15, 2012 (always the third Saturday in September)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Hearse Show
4:30 pm Parade - Registration
closes at 4:00 pm.
You do not need to attend the hearse show in order to be in the parade,
but please note that you must be registered by 4:00 pm for the parade.
and all hearse owners, clubs, mortuary professionals, and enthusiasts.
hearse show registration and parade are free.
We'll have the Casket
Grill fired up with hot dogs and hamburgers. Please bring a cooler with whatever drinks you
You are also welcome to bring your
own food and grill for tailgating / picnicing.
- Just Hearse'N Around
members eat for free.
- Food wristbands will be
available for non-members and guests for a $5.00 donation.
Also, Dam Site Inn (right next door) has a full
service menu and bar.
you have to ask that, then you can go to Hell.
Hearse Show Details
- The hearse show is open
all makes and models, regardless of their condition. This is not a
Concours show. We just
want you to come out, show off your rides and enjoy the day with like
minded enthusiasts. For an idea of what our shows are like, check out
this slide show from
All we ask is that the vehicle was purposely built and
in service at one time (or currently) as an actual hearse, combo, or
(Pickup trucks with coffins in the back are really cool, but they
- Trophies for various
categories will be given, including "Scariest Hearse" and the ever
popular "How the Hell did
it make it here?" award!
- Gift basket raffles
throughout the day.
for this year
- Specially made dash
for the first 52 hearses registered. Why 52? See the parade details
- Walk around costume
contest. Just show
up for the day in your goth/horror outfit, and you may just win a
- Hearse, Halloween,
Goth and Steampunk crafts and items
- If you would like a
free vendor space, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and other gear
World Record for the Longest Hearse Parade with 51
hearses, with only one of them still in service as a working funeral
On August 30, 2012, a group of
funeral directors in the Netherlands set the new current
world record with 107.
let's go people. Here is your call to arms. Let's forget about "pro"
vs. "creep", mortuary professionals vs. private owners, and club vs.
club. Together we can show those Dutch how its done, and bring the
title back to North America where is started, and where it belongs!
- All the vehicles must be
capable of carrying a coffin and must be, or have been, in actual
service as a hearse.
- All drivers must possess
valid driver's license (any state or province). Your license will be
scanned at registration and included with the evidence sent to Guinness
for verification of our record. We also need to
record the driver's telephone number.
- All vehicles must have a
license plate (even if it is expired). A photograph will be taken, and
submitted as proof of the
vehicle's participation. We also need to record the vehicle's make,
model and year (1983 Cadillac Superior, etc.).
- All vehicles must drive
under their own power. You may certainly transport your hearse to the
show on a trailer, but it must be driven in the parade.
- The parade must travel a
minimum distance of two miles, with no more than one vehicle length gap
IS NOT A FUNERAL
- No funeral flags may
displayed on your vehicle while on the public roadway. This is Michigan
law. (It's okay to display them at the show.)
- No purple,
red or blue flashers or strobes. Again, this is Michigan State law. The
Livingston County Sheriff's Department has given us permission to use
white, amber or green lights only.
parade will step off at 4:30 pm from Screams (point A), turning right
Lake Road, and
continuing east to Dexter-Pinckney Road (point B) (2.6 miles).
the end of the route, your parade registration form is collected as
proof of your participation, and you may continue on to a day-time tour
Forest & Manor
haunted attraction, return to Screams or make your
way back home.
more information, send email to info@HellFest.info
here for the 2011 event page
11th Annual Hellfest and Nightmare Cruise is brought to you by the
clubs and businesses.
Please show your appreciation by clicking on their