MATSLV (Muscle cars at the Strip, Las Vegas) 2016 Preview

Forget about Phil the Groundhog. If you want to know when spring is coming we can tell you the exact date, March 18, 2016. How do we know that? Because that’s when Phil and Jill Painter’s world famous Muscle cars at the Strip Las Vegas starts. Formerly known as Mopars at the Strip, the name change reflects the fact that now owners of those “other” brands of muscle cars are invited to the party as well. And boy, do we mean party.

Drag racing, autocross, car show, swap meet, manufacturer’s midway and a free concert at the Cannery Casino and Hotel. Every year we feel like kids going to Disneyland for the first time. Oh boy, what ride shall we do first? And with our ADD we get whiplash trying to see it all at once.

First of all, when you attend MATSLV you’re in Las Vegas. Hello? Since when did anyone need an excuse to come to Sin City? Secondly, if you’re like the many thousands of folks in attendance who come from the snow belt up north and back east, welcome to sunshine and warm weather. OK, admittedly the Painters can’t 100% guarantee great weather, but trust us, we’re semi-locals, the weather is always sunny and nice in March in the desert.