AMS MAKING FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR GIGANTIC ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE SHOW
HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 29, 2017) – In just over a week, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by RacingJunk.com will transform the expansive infield at Atlanta Motor Speedway into one of the largest automotive festivals in the south, as the fourth annual edition of Georgia’s motoring festival returns April 22 and 23.
From exceedingly rare tribute cars and national award-winning vehicles to BIGFOOT® monster trucks and even a barbeque competition, the 2017 Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama will run the gamut of motor-centric entertainment for fans of all ages in what’s billed as the biggest event yet.
Anchoring the two-day festival, the Show Car Garage is jam packed with highly decorated automotive works of art, including a 1931 Auburn Phaeon, a 1940 Willy’s Gasser Coupe and a 1957 Chevrolet Belair. Of course, that’s just three out of the seven represented decades while more than 20 prestigious award winning cars will be featured on the garage floor.
Next door, the Million Dollar Salon will live up to its name with rare vehicles usually only found in a museum on display. A 1912 Hotchkis Gentlemen’s Roadster and a Bugati Atlantis highlight the extraordinary line up in the Salon.
For the extreme motorsports fans, BIGFOOT® monster trucks will be back for the fourth straight year, with car-crushing exhibitions twice each day, as well as the infamous No. 5 truck with its enormous 10-foot tires. Plus, Team FMX will also perform heart-pounding motocross stunts on both days of the show.
Atlanta Motorama fan-favorites will also be back for the 2017 event, including the Motorama Bikefest, the Bidder One collector car auction, Panasonic Automotive Autocross competitions, a pinstripers’ panel jam, the massive vendor midway, the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet, national championship qualifying competitions for over 20 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow teams, and as always, more than 1,000 classic, custom and collector vehicles distributed throughout the show.
But there are several new and exciting features this year that takes Georgia’s Motoring Festival to a whole new level. The first-ever Atlanta Barbeque Classic benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities will herald competition among many of the South’s best barbeque competition teams while adding a tasty new flavor to the gigantic motoring celebration. For the movie buffs, Smokey and the Bandit tribute vehicles, including the Bandit’s infamous 1977 Trans-Am, Snowman’s big rig and Smokey’s patrol car will all be on hand. A sea of vintage trailers will also add a “campy” new aspect to the show, while kids and families can meet Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, who will make special appearances on both days.
More than 100 awards are slated be given out to various vehicles entered into the show, and this year’s Super Prize Giveaway will award a Chevrolet ZZ6 turn-key engine, worth over $9,000, to one lucky participant.
For car owners interested in participating in the show, there is still time to register vehicles, and entry forms can be downloaded at the Atlanta Motorama website at www.atlantamotorama.com,
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. Admission is just $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and under.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets to the show, visit www.atlantamotorama.com or contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or (877) 9-AMS-TIX.