AMS Concludes Day 1 Of 4th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama
Day 1 of the 4th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by RacingJunk.com concluded under warm, sunny skies at Atlanta Motor Speedway this afternoon.
One of the largest automotive festivals of its kind in the South, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is a massive celebration of anything with an engine. From hot rods to rat rods to motorcycles, to monster trucks, freestyle motocross, go-kart racing a massive vendor midway and much more, there are plenty of attractions for all ages.
Fans were greeted early with a thunderous car-crushing display by world-renowned BIGFOOT® monster trucks, including a rare crushing by the famous No. 5 truck with its massive 10-foot tires, a pinstripers showcase and open competitions in the Panasonic Automotive Autocross.
Other attractions included the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet, a classic car auction, an Smokey and the Bandit tribute cars, live music on the Bojangles' Main Stage and countless other fan-friendly activities.
New to the show in 2017 is the first-ever Atlanta Barbeque Classic, a cooking competition heralding some of the best barbeque cooks in the south. Show attendes were treated to five one-ounce samples of the heavenly grub for just $5, which is donated directly to Speedway Children's Charities.
Celebrities who appeared throughout the day on the Bojangles' Stage to meet and greet enthusiastic fans and take questions included members of the Team FMX Freestyle Motocross squad, Butch Patrick, the actor who played Eddie Munster on the hit TV show "The Munsters" and Lou Santiago, TV show host and personality on Velocity.
A film crew from the LoKar Car Show was in attendance shooting an episode of the show, which will air on July 15 at 9 a.m. and July 16 at 8 a.m. on the MAVTV and REV'N networks. The crew plans to return for Day 2 tomorrow, and car owners who have registered their vehicles in the show have a chance to appear in the episode of the nationally televised program.
Throughout the day, more than 20 high schools from around the region competed in an official qualifying event for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow in a quest for an appearance at the dual national finals in Las Vegas and Indianapolis this fall. The challenge: completely tear down a car engine and rebuild it faster than the other teams.
Participating schools included Cedar Shoals High out of Athens, Americus Sumter High out of Americus, Mazwell High School of Technology and Sims Academy of Innovation & Technology out of Winder, among others.
The 4th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama continues with its second and final day of competition, attractions and fun for the whole family tomorrow, Sunday, April 23.
Admission to the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 through 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids 5 and under are free. For complete 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.