Rare and Valuable Cars At Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama
The 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collectors Insurance, zMax Micro-lubricant and the Atlanta Journal Constitution will feature well over 1,100 classic, collector and show cars at the massive motoring festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway April 18 and 19, including several extremely rare and valuable automobiles rarely seen in public.
Headlining the automobile attractions and bringing the "wow" factor this year is the all new Million Dollar Salon. Living up to its name, this impressive display located inside the Marcy Scott Media Center will feature a collection of cars valued well into the seven-digit range. From the Jack Miller Collection, the Salon's showpiece will be a 1911 Mercer Raceabout valued at around $2.5 million.
Joining the Mercer Raceabout, will be other awe-inspiring cars from the prestigious 1930s "Gatsby Era," including a 1935 Dusenberg "J" Limousine and a 1936 Cord 810 Convertible from the Gene Cofer Collection. Additionally, showpieces from the personal collection of the late Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, will be on display, including a 1934 Brewster and a 1935 Auburn.
In addition to the Million Dollar Salon, the Show Car Garage will transform the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage into a vast auto exhibit with dozens of highly valued cars representing nearly a century of automotive history.
Featured vehicles will range from a 1941 Willlys Roadster to a 1966 Volkswagen pickup truck to a 1967 Pontiac GTO and many more. Also on hand will be the 2014 "Goodguys" Truck of the year, a 1957 Chevy C-10 pickup and the 2014 Truck Division winner at the International Show Car Association Championship Finals, a red 1983 Chevy Blazer owned by Powell, Tennessee's Harry Smith.
One of the most heralded vehicles from the era of moonshine runners, the 1940 Ford, will also be celebrated at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama. Marking the 75th anniversary of the historic vehicle, a special display area will be set aside for individuals entering 1940 Fords in the car show. Entrants will receive special awards and a commemorative gift.
Also marking a milestone anniversary is the 1955 Chevy. Its 60-year tradition will be celebrated with a classic car display in the show car garage.
While the eye-popping classic and rare vehicle displays are a major draw at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, they are just one of many motoring attractions and entertainment opportunities at the massive two-day festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Autocross sponsored by AARP, lawn mower racing, a 40th anniversary celebration for BIGFOOT® with monster truck exhibitions and car-crushing demonstrations, a massive vendor midway, the Pull-A-Part swap meet, the all new Motorama Bikefest presented by American Biker Lawyer and live music on the Bojangles' stage are just a handful of attractions that make the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama one of the country's largest motoring festivals.
Participant entry into the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is open to anything with an engine, ranging from classic cars, muscle cars, custom cars, imports, rat rods, hot rods, trucks, big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and RVs. Awards will be presented to hundreds of participants, and all participant entries will be eligible to win a portion of the nearly $20,000 in cash and prizes handed out at the show. Registration forms are available at www.atlantamotorama.com.
Admission to Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 to 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Camping at the speedway is available during the event, and full hook-up or dry camping can be reserved for the weekend. For more event information and to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.