What was already set to be an impressive collection of national award-winning vehicles, the Show Car Garage at the upcoming Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama just upped the ante by a factor of five, booking more than half of the acclaimed Great 8 vehicles from this year's Detroit AutoRama and continuing its tradition of drawing several of the country's most celebrated hot rods.

The Great 8 are the eight final vehicles judged to be eligible for the coveted best-in-show "Ridler Award" at the annual auto show in Detroit. Each vehicle is widely considered to be among the most unique and well-built custom vehicles in the U.S. today.

The hot rods scheduled to be at the Atlanta Motorama April 28-29 include:

  • A 1934 Ford pick-up owned by Danielle Lutz from Hamlin, Pennsylvania and built by Jason Graham Hot Rods
  • A 1936 Pontiac Sedan owned by Robert Anderson from Savannah, Georgia and built by Legens Hot Rod Shop
  • A 1940 Ford Coupe owned by Reid Hotaling from Mooresville, North Carolina and built by Farrell Creations and Restorations
  • A 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II owned by Chris Ryan from Ninety Six, South Carolina and built by Ryan's Rod and Kustom
  • A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Chris and Greg Allen from Shelbyville, Delaware and built by Superior Autoworks

Show attendees will be able to view the vehicles up close throughout the 2018 Atlanta Motorama at the Show Car Garage, located inside the track's NASCAR Cup Series garage.

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, including a Super Prize Giveaway that features a turn-key Chevrolet ZZ6 engine. Registration forms are available now at www.atlantamotorama.com.

Spectator admission to Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is only $12 per day. Kids ages 6 to 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. Camping at the speedway is available during the event, and full hook-up and dry camping can be reserved for the weekend. 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.