Full house for Summit’s big day at McDonough store

Written by Moore Good Ink

Ford car, boss engine

Ford 57 Custom with Kaase Boss Nine, restored by Chris Agee Resto Racing

McDonough GA: Each year from April 20 to May 20, before the summer heat settles in, north Georgia presents itself as the ideal venue for event planning.

It is during this time, when the azalea and the dogwood preparing for their first flush of bloom and the magnolia presents its exquisite burnished, dark green leaf, that Summit Racing holds its open house at its McDonough branch, located at Junction 216 on the I-75 just south of Atlanta.

inside summit store, Summit store interior

And so it was on April 20, one month from the first day of spring, when Summit’s Ray Tatko and his team greeted their guests under warm, blue skies at their McDonough store. For the third successive year, they had invited dozens of manufacturers to display their wares in the marquee and hundreds of enthusiasts presented their machines in the parking lot. These included the 1967 Pro Street Camaro of Ram Clutches’ Mike Norcia, a car that has been in his family for decades and a delightful 1957 Ford Custom sporting a Kaase Boss Nine.

1967 Pro Street Camaro Ram Clutches’ Mike Norcia camaro
The 1967 Pro Street Camaro of Ram Clutches’ Mike Norcia, a car that has been in his family for decades

“The objective of our McDonough store, which we opened in 2006,” said Summit’s Gene Qualls, “is to promote faster deliveries in the southeast and to engage enthusiasts in the area.”

Summit Tent Rat Rod, Truck at Summit Jon Kaese engine, Boss Nine, boss 9 engine

sumit store, open house

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