270,000 square feet of show space gone that means the Motorsports 2011
Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuel Race Car and Trade Show will be like a
huge motorsports candy store with something for just about everybody when
the show takes place Friday, January 21 thru Sunday, January 23 at the
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
“Show space has been sold out and we are still working to try to squeeze in
a few late arrivals,” said show organizer Len Sammons. “This show could very
well be a record setter and that fact that we have such stars coming in to
meet fans and sign autographs should mean record crowds.”
Pioneer Pole Buildings has just signed on to sponsor the Model Search that
will take place on Friday night at 8 p.m. Those entering the Search must be
at least 18 years of age. Two ladies will be selected by a panel of judges
as winners and each will receive $500. In addition the Pioneer Pole Building
Girls will be required to do Saturday and Sunday appearances at the show.
From 11 - 2 PM and 3 - 4 PM on Saturday the Pioneer Pole Buildings Models
will be signing autographs at the Pioneer display in booth No. 616. The
second Saturday autograph session will also include Billy Pauch Sr., Craig
VonDohren and Jonathan Swanson.
Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet and collect autographs from
such well known figures in motorsports as 15-time NHRA Funny Car champion
John Force, past NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace who is now a
popular member of the motorsports broadcast team for ABC-ESPN, Nationwide
racer and SPEED TV personality Kenny Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Famer David
Pearson, former Partridge Family TV star and now Philadelphia area radio (WYSP)
personality Danny Bonaduce, Hall of Fame sprint racing legends Rick Ferkel
and Shane Carson plus a long list of other national stars along with
numerous local and regional racing stars.
Rusty Wallace’s visit is being sponsored by Miller Lite, which adorned
Wallace’s cars for a few years on the NASCAR Cup Series.
More than a dozen free NASCAR-sponsored seminars covering a variety of
helpful subjects for race car drivers, owners, pit crew members and others
will be presented on Friday and Saturday. Subjects covered range from The
Basics of Racing to The Basics of Race Team Sponsorship.
Don Miller, who has done just about everything in the sport ending up as a
major part of the Roger Penske Motorsports operations, will show off his new
book “Miller’s Time” along with co-author Jim Donnelly.
The RAACE Foundation Casino Night action continues throughout the weekend.
Casino Night will be a featured attraction from 9-11 PM in the D-Hall Stage
area Friday, opening night.
More than 200 motorsports vehicles of all types will be on display along
with a long list of vendors offering just about everything imaginable in
motorsports and some items that are not part of motorsports.
Many area speedways will have displays at the show and offer a great
opportunity for fans to meet some of their standout performers and pick up a
schedule of events for the 2011 season.
Old timers will have interest in visiting the Silver Spring Speedway
Memories Display along with the Flemington Speedway Historical Society and
the Reading Fairgrounds Historical Association. Many former greats will be
on hand to talk with fans and sign autographs.
Always a highlight of the show is the BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant on
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Adult admission for the show is $14 each day or a three day pass may be
purchased for just $30. Youngsters 6 thru 12 are admitted for $5 and a three
day pass is available for $10. All three days of the show children under 6
will be admitted free. The Metal Fab Family Day will include a long list of
activities for youngsters including Big Wheel Racing and youngsters 12 and
under will be admitted free on that special day. There are more than 4,000
free parking spots.
$2.00 off coupons are available at participating area McDonald’s restaurant.
Motorsports 2011 will donate $1 to Ronald McDonald Houses for each coupon
that is redeemed.
Show hours run from 2 pm to 9 pm on Friday, 11am to 9 pm on Saturday and 11
am to 4 pm on Sunday.
A great idea for show attendees is to purchase one of the Motorsports 2011
Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuel Race Car and Trade Show program books.
The fact filled book offers some great articles, ample information on the
show and a list of show participants that will help guide attendees through
Complete show information can be had by telephoning 609.888.3618 or check in