Industry News 12/3/2015

EVENT: Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals Returns To Fairplex in Pomona

The 3rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals returns to Fairplex in Pomona, CA March 12 & 13, 2016. Billed as “America’s Car Show”, the event is a national celebration or horsepower and torque that will feature the nation’s top Muscle Cars, Street Machines, Pro Touring, Pro Street, wild Street Trucks and top professional builders and parts manufacturers.

Although the Southern California landscape is bursting with classic car shows, there has been a void for modern muscle cars and street machines, which have been growing in popularity. The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals  fills this void in the car show calendar by celebrating muscle cars and street machines of every year, make and model - from the 60's Chevelle to the '16 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.  The event offers the best showcase of these amazing performance machines from the Baby Boomer generation to today.

Returning event features are sure to please fans with a need for speed, power & performance. All cars registered for outdoor event space are eligible to participate in featured driving events at no extra charge including the tire screeching Burnout Contests (both Saturday & Sunday), the challenging Hotchkis Autocross course complete with crowd-pleasing action and tight competition, the Dyno Competition and the on-going car cruise showcasing a parade of automotive eye candy all weekend. New this year, cars can test the combination of acceleration and braking in 150 feet in the Stop Box. All registered cars also receive a goody bag and are eligible to compete for 40+ professional judged show car awards. 

New this year, fans can experience the Street Machine Challenge. This contest showcases the braking, handling, and horsepower-generating abilities of top cars in the stop box, autocross and on the dyno - with one car reigning best above the rest. All cars registered for the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals are eligible to compete in this competition for an additional fee (info available at www.StreetMachineNationals.net). 

In addition to exciting features that all outdoor show cars can participate in, the event will feature a Pro Builder Face-Off Invitational. Pro Builders have displayed their cars at the event for years in the Pro Builder Pavilion, but this year, the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals is upping the ante. 

By invitation-only, some of the best professional builders in the country will enter some of their finest custom car creations to compete for cash awards and bragging rights to be crowned the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals Pro Builder of the Year. 

Additional event features include live music from "Catch A Wave" (Beach Boys tribute) on Saturday and "Paperback Writer" (Beatles tribute) on the COMP Cams Main Stage, lovely ladies competing in the Trophy Girl contest, Show Car Alley with 1,000+ hot cars on display and the manufacturers midway with top companies like F.A.S.T. and iON Cameras displaying the latest and hottest products in the industry, with representatives to answer questions about your personal project vehicle.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, the event will donate half of the net proceeds generated, to the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC), an automotive learning center for high school students. AXC is part of the Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high school students, as well as community members with vocational training including a two-year automotive industry certification program.

Register your ride at www.StreetMachineNationals.net or by calling (317) 236-6515 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm EST.  Outdoor show cars can register in advance through Friday, March 4, 2016 for $50.  Register a vehicle for outdoor space at Fairplex for $65 on site…Outdoor cars can cruise Fairplex. 

Indoor car spaces are available in advance for only $75 plus through Friday, March 4th.  Move-in for indoor space is on Friday, March 11th only.  No indoor cars will be moved in after Friday.  Indoor cars are not permitted to cruise at Fairplex. 

The 3rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals takes place Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif.  Discount tickets are available at participating O'Reilly Auto Parts locations beginning in February for $18 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12). Children 5 and under are free. Tickets on-site and online are available for $20 adults and $5 children. For additional information, call 317/236-6515, visit www.StreetMachineNationals.net or follow at www.facebook.com/StreetMachineNationals and on Instagram @StreetMachineNationals.