Atlanta Motorama attendees soak up acres of fun, sunshine at massive auto festival
The first day of Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama Presented by Georgia Lottery was met with picture-perfect weather and thousands of car enthusiasts eager to see acres of vehicles and an infield full of entertainment.
Saturday was an opportunity to see a series of firsts for Georgia's Motoring Festival, including the Planters NUTmobile, a $1,500 cornhole tournament and crab racing both benefitting Speedway Children's Charities, and a burnout competition, which saw winner Trevor Evans send smoke billowing into the sky as he scorched the tires on his 1985 Chevrolet C10.
Another competition taking place in Atlanta Motor Speedway's infield was the Hot Rodder's of Tomorrow qualifiers, with several high school teams attempting to earn a trip to the dual national finals in Las Vegas and Indianapolis later this year; the competition continues for a second day on Sunday.
Several celebrities made appearances on the Bojangles' Stage, including Sam Mahdavi from Sam's Garage, Lou Santiago from Velocity TV, and BIGFOOT driver Larry Swim and owner Bob Trent. Shortly after appearing on stage, Swim took BIGFOOT onto Motorama's monster truck course for a thrilling car crushing exhibition showcasing the mammoth machine's power.
Power was a common trait of the unique collection of vehicles in the Georgia Lottery Million-Dollar Salon. There attendees were able to see vehicles built to pursue high speeds on the salt flats of Bonneville. In the Southeast it's rare to come across one of these velocity chasers, let alone an assortment all in one building.
Those vehicles were just a small sample of the impressive machines sprawled across the Speedway during Motorama. Many could be found inside the Show Car Garage, where dozens of the most awarded customs and classic cars were on display.
Before the day was through, dozens of classics had found new owners during the Classic Vehicle Auction, and a flock of vehicles took to the high banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway's to turn laps on its famous 1.54-mile oval.
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama Presented by the Georgia Lottery continues Sunday with a second day full of cars, trucks, and entertainment, including the highly-anticipated Monster Mayhem, the biggest monster truck show in the history of Atlanta Motorama. BIGFOOT returns to take on challengers War Wizard, Black Stallion, and Overkill Evolution in a series of competitions including fan-favorite FREESTYLE. Monster Mayhem begins at 1 p.m. and is included with admission to Motorama.
Sunday will also see award winners recognized on the Bojangles Stage, the Superprize Giveaway drawing, one-of-a-kind works of art by the pinstripers auctioned off to benefit Speedway Children's Charities, and the final round of autocross competition.
Spectator tickets are $15; kids ages 12 and under get in free. Admission includes access to all areas of the show including the Georgia Lottery Million-Dollar Salon, vendor midway, Show Car Garage, Monster Truck Mayhem, and much more.
For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlantamotorama.com or contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 770-946-4211 or 877-9-AMS-TIX.