American classic cars to celebrate milestone anniversaries at 4th annual Atlanta Motorama
The 4th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama will wax nostalgic when the gigantic motoring festival returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway for its fourth edition in April 2017, as it celebrates major milestone anniversaries of some of the most iconic classic American vehicles to roll off the assembly line in the 20th century.
Celebrating their 60th anniversary, the timeless "Tri-Fives" - the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolets - will be a central focus of the festival. The classic Chevys were revolutionary to the auto industry with their debut in the mid-1950s and inspired a cult following still going strong today.
Chris Sondles, the president of the American Tri-Five Association, has already begun preparations for the highly anticipated Tri-Five celebration and will visit Atlanta Motor Speedway en masse with the official club dedicated to the ever-popular vehicles.
"Motorama is an event within an event within an event with everything that it has going on," said Sondles. "It just struck me that this would be the perfect way to get the Southeast involved. Hopefully, we can bring a lot of Tri-Fives into Motorama to share the experience."
Tri-Five enthusiasts are well-known across the nation for their ardent support of the classic models that have inspired admirers and owners and infuse pop culture still to this day. Each features a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive setup, typically with a 265-cubic-inch V8 engine that sports 162 horsepower. The engine setups remained in production in various forms over several decades.
All pre-registered Tri-Five Chevrolets will receive prime reserved parking at the festival, as well as a commemorative gift.
The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Camaro, which first went on sale in 1966 for the 1967 model year. The Camaro was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang and shared many of its major components with the Pontiac Firebird.
Additionally, fans and participants at the two-day automotive festival will pay tribute to the 1932 Ford, which will celebrate its 85th anniversary. In '32, Ford introduced both the Model B and the Model 18 as new models following their predecessor, the Model A which went into production in 1927. The B and the 18 had 221-cubic-inch V8 engines and were rated as 65 horsepower when first introduced. Both models had several standard and deluxe options with a large variety of body stiles including roadster, cabriolet, phaeton, sedan, "Woodie" station wagon, Victoria, panel, coupe and pickup. Original prices for the '32 Ford started at around $490.
The 4th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway April 22-23, 2017, and registration is available now. Participant entry is open to anything with an engine, ranging from classic cars, muscle cars and custom cars, to imports, rat rods, hot rods, trucks, big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and RVs.
For more information or to register your vehicle today, visit www.atlantamotorama.com or contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or (877) 9-AMS-TIX.