Thousands of cars, a massive vendor midway and thrilling motorsports entertainment await fans on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend at Georgia's newest and most unique motoring festival.
The Speedway will host the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collector's Insurance & zMAX in a two-day celebration of anything with a motor in it.
More than 1,000 cars from numerous eras, some rarely seen by the public, will be joined by hot rods, rat rods, classics, imports, customs, motorcycles, big-rig trucks and other cars in addition to a massive vendor midway, seminars and activities. The event will take place in the infield of Atlanta Motor Speedway, providing a great day of entertainment for car enthusiast and families alike.
Motorama visitors will view rare million-dollar vehicles in the Speedway Salon. Among them will be a 1930 Duesenberg Model J, one of less than 500 ever to have been built, a 1939 Packard Convertible Sedan which was used as the grand marshal automobile in the parade for the premier of Gone with the Wind, a 1930 Pierce Arrow Model A, a Rolls Royce and a version of the Plymouth driven to victory by Richard Petty in the 1964 Daytona 500.
In addition to the rare vehicles in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage at the Speedway, 34 car clubs help make up the more than approximately 1,000 vehicles expected for the event. Other featured vehicles include a selection of cars from Truett Cathy's private collection and a 1958 Ford Fairlane from the private collection of NASCAR President Mike Helton.
Motorama, however, is much more than a car show. Entertainment and activities are scheduled throughout the event, including the AJC Kid's Zone.
Near turn three of the Speedway, patrons can experience car-crushing exhibitions by BIGFOOT®, presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Spectators looking for speed can watch the lawnmower racing exhibitions.
In one of the more unique events at Motorama, high school students will be showing off their mechanical abilities in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow competition on Saturday as teams will take apart and reassemble engines in less than 20 minutes in the Speedway's Victory Lane. On Saturday and Sunday, Four Seasons Auction Gallery will conduct one of the largest collector car auctions in the southeast. Attendees are also invited to participate in the AARP Autocross.
Motorama will also be a place for car enthusiasts looking to buy, sell or upgrade their car and gain information on various topics. The giant vendor midway will feature nearly 200 vendors, giving attendees access to a number of vendors only seen at some of the largest car shows in the country. The Pull-A-Part Swap Meet will provide patrons the opportunity to browse various new and used vehicle parts and goods. Classic, custom and unique vehicles will be for sale in the car corral throughout Motorama.
Motorama opens each day at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. on Saturday and until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Motorama spectator admission is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 through 11 will be admitted for $5, with kids 5 and under being admitted free. Tickets will be available at Gate 15 and at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office while parking for the event is free.
For additional Motorama event information, visit www.atlantamotorama.com or contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX.