Summit’s Motorama festival grows

By Fergus Ogilvy, April 28, 2014

UncleJedAtSummitApril 26-27: For the fourth successive year Summit Racing Equipment promoted its annual McDonough, Georgia event. Moved from their warehouse facility to the nearby Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Summit Motorama was their inaugural at the venue and their biggest such event yet. Families arrived and by 1pm on Saturday 10,000 attendees had passed through the gates.

Presented by Classic Collectors Insurance and zMAX Micro-lubricant, Summit’s two-day motoring festival displayed more than 1,000 show cars, including a rare Duesenburg as well as machines from Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s private collection. Two further components of the Motorama included a vendor midway, comprising nearly 200 participants with some of the leading automotive brands, and a swap meet. Perhaps the key innovation, though, was a collector car auction, one of the Southeast’s largest.

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“Bad to the Bone” award presented to Robert Killian’s 1928 Ford at Summit’s inaugural Atlanta Motorama. Killian’s “Uncle Jed” is powered by a Kaase-built 820cu in Pro Stock engine.

Hard work had its reward

Happily, the well-rounded show was quite the hit and Summit Racing Equipment will return as title sponsor of next year’s event, scheduled for April 18-19. “We would like to thank all show participants, vendors and visitors who attended the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama,” said Ed Clark, President of Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Thanks to the efforts of so many, this year was a tremendous success and we are already underway with the building process for an even more successful event next year.”

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