The show, packed with classic, collector and vintage drag and NASCAR vehicles, will give fans the chance to stroll through 100-years of American automotive history. Motorsports legends such as past NASCAR champion David Pearson, "Miss Hurst" Linda Vaughn, drag racers Butch Leal, Phil Bonner and Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick will be among the celebrities on hand interacting with spectators and signing autographs.
Nostalgic drag and NASCAR Cup Series cars will be showcased with several of the drag cars participating in exhibition drag races down Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit-road drag strip. With vehicles ranging from a one family owned 1919 Ford Model T to a Super Chevy Magazine featured 1962 Chevrolet Impala to several 2009 concept vehicles, all decades of automotive history will be well represented.
Separate General Motors, Ford and Chrysler pavilions will help comprise the Southern Auto Classic, making it one of the largest automotive displays of its kind ever in the southeast. The "War Wizard," a full-scale monster truck, will be present giving fans a ride around the AMS infield. For those with going fast on their mind, Speed Tech auto racing school will be offering rides and drives in a NEXTEL Cup style stock car around Atlanta Motor Speedway's high banks, with several lucky show patrons winning tickets to participate.
Inflatable toys will be in a children's play area and concessions will be available throughout the weekend. Vendors will be selling everything from hard-to-find restoration parts to rare automotive memorabilia with several automotive restoration-related seminars planned during the three-day show as well.
Adult general admission is just $15, with a weekend pass available for $25. Children under 12-years-old are free and military discounts are available. There is no charge for parking. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets and additional information can be obtained by calling 770-946-4211 or by visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or www.ticketmaster.com.