Several cars similar to this will be on display at this weekend’s Atlanta Motorama hosted by Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Special Photo)
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When, where: Saturday and Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets: $12 per day. Kids ages 6 through 11 will be admitted for $5, with kids 5 and under being admitted free
HAMPTON — If you’re looking for rare auto parts or just want to see some classic cars, the Atlanta Motorama will offer car enthusiasts just about everything.
The event, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, will allow car enthusiasts the opportunity to find new, used and one-of-a-kind parts for their vehicles at the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet.
The Pull-A-Part Swap Meet will be located in the infield near turn four during the two-day event.
For the auto enthusiast restoring or working on a vehicle and seeking a part that is difficult to find, the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet will be an ideal place to search for new and used products and parts this weekend at Motorama.
“Pull-A-Part is thrilled to be teaming up with Atlanta Motor Speedway to be part of the inaugural Motorama event,” said Gregg Cohen, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Pull-A-Part in a statement released by the track.
Another rarity for the first annual event will be the showcase of collectible cars of Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-Fil-A.
A large majority of Cathy’s cars are stored near Southeast Atlanta, while a small number are displayed at the Chick-fil-A headquarters.
Motorama visitors will be afforded the rare opportunity to see vehicles that are kept in private storage out of the public eye. The cars from Cathy’s private collection, begun in 1995, will add to an impressive list of vehicles at Motorama that are both rare and high-priced. Other attention-grabbing vehicles at Motorama will include a 1939 Packard Convertible Sedan, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J and a version of Richard Petty’s 1964 Daytona 500-winning Plymouth.
A 1923 Ford Speedster will represent the 1920s at Motorama. It was purchased shortly after Cathy purchased his first car of the collection, a 1923 Model T. The Speedster is a faster car compared to other vehicles from 1923, especially the Model T. It was that attraction that drew Cathy to purchasing the Speedster. A 1934 Ford Cabriolet will also be on display. It holds a sentimental connection for Cathy, who recalls dreaming of one day owning a Cabriolet while he was a teenager. For this reason, it is Cathy’s favorite car that he owns.
Fans will also get an up-close look at a version of a car driven to victory by Richard Petty in the 1964 Daytona 500. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Petty’s first Daytona 500 win in 1964, the same year of his first of seven series championships.
One of the world’s most famous monster truck brands, BIGFOOT®, will be on display in addition to a restored 1930 Duesenberg Model J valued at $1.2 million.
“It’s important to me to do that, but it’s more important to whoever the next owner will be,” owner Jack Miller of Fayetteville said. “There are so few Duesenbergs out there. You only see about three or four of these come on the market each year, so people are going to want them to be authentic as they can be.”