|Motorama Returns to North Adams for Third Year|
|03:46PM / Tuesday, August 20, 2013|
Motorama 2013 brings the fast and the fabulous to the downtown on Sunday morning. Check out last year's photos.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Organizers are hoping this year's Motorama will draw more than 300 motorized vehicles to the downtown this Sunday from 9 to 3.
"The last two years have been major successes," Joseph Dean of Dean's Quality Auto, one of the Motorama founders. "We think the show could double in size this year, and we're ready."
Cost to enter a vehicle is $10 but event is free and open to the public.
The homegrown affair was launched in 2011, and returned last year with more entrants and activities. Luke "Duke" Emmons, a stunt motorcycle driver who was a big hit with last year's crowd, returns to Motorama this year. His shows will be at 11:30 and 1:30, in the Center Street parking lot, behind 85 Main St.
There will be music from Loose Change, 50/50 raffles, food and shopping, as well as a vendor and swap meet area with automotive and related items. Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic.
Anything with an engine can be entered in Motorama: cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Those interested in exhibiting their vehicles can register beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. An advance registration is being held on Saturday night at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts' big-screen showing of "Airplane" at the annual "Movie at the Airport" at Harriman-West Airport.
A portion of the proceeds will support the Northern Berkshire Youth ROPES Summer Program, which provides two free weeklong summer camp for more than 250 children in Northern Berkshire County. This program is staffed by police officers, firefighters and teachers from participating cities and towns.
The event is run through North Adams' Office of Tourism & Community Events with a small advisory committee. Other event organizers include Jeff Sylvester and Glenn Maloney from McAndrews-King, and Daryl Roy from NAPA Auto Parts as well as a group of hardworking volunteers. The Night CruZers will lend a hand during the event by handling registration and the 50/50 raffles and announcements happening throughout the day.
Local radio stations WNAW 1230-AM and WUPE 100.1-FM will present the event; other major sponsors include Motorhead Media, Greylock Federal Credit Union and T&M Auto. Motorama extends a special thank you to all of the local businesses and organizations that have generously supported this event.
A parking ban will be in effect in the following locations beginning at midnight Saturday: Main Street and North Church Street, Center Street lot (from light poles in the middle of the lot to Route 2) and in the Steeple City Plaza parking pot (former Kmart parking lot) from the row closest to TD Bank and All Saints Church. Churchgoers will be allowed access to drop off parishioners for First Congregational and First Baptist churches the day of the event.
In the case of extreme inclement weather the rain date is Aug. 31.