HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama will add a dash of adrenalin pumping horsepower to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with spectacular cars, competitions, unique exhibits and celebrities from Friday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 25. One of the largest and longest running auto shows in the U.S., AutoRama will transform Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center into a custom car paradise, with the Kruse Collector Car Auction, live music and autograph sessions.
“AutoRama is as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and football,” said Peter A. Toundas, president of Championship Auto Show. “This year, we’re expanding the event with the Outdoor AutoRama on Friday and Saturday. We’ll close Avenue de Las Americas in front of the convention center to host a ‘Cruise In’ each day with more than 200 classic, custom, hot rod and new cars to ensure that fans of all ages experience a holiday weekend to remember.”
One of the main attractions this year will be a handful of elite feature vehicles including a “Tribute to the Batmobile” with four generations of the iconic vehicles. The newest is a replica of the “Tumbler” that appeared in the last installment of the Batman movie trilogy.
“Between visiting exhibits and checking out the hottest feature cars, guests can tune in to our action arena,” added Toundas. “We planned three days of Bigfoot Monster Truck Car Crushing demonstrations, car hopping competitions, a motorcycle stunt show and RC Drag Racing to keep every heart racing.”
On the AutoRama Celebrity stage, Stefanie Scott, who plays “Lexi Reed” from Disney’s “Ant Farm”, will sign autographs on Friday while Davis Cleveland, “Flynn Jones” of Disney’s “Shake It Up”, takes over on Saturday.
The Kruse Classics Collector Car Auctions will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by the “Pinup Girl Contest” at 4 p.m. presented by Pinup Girl Photographer Angela Morales. The automotive swap meet & toy show, AutoRama Women’s World, Gene Winfield’s “Chop Shop” demonstrations presented by “Genuine Hot Rod Hardware”, “Exotic Imports” presented by Painthouse and “Street Truck Magazine” Shootout featuring late model, classic, lifted and mini trucks will continue all weekend. The Outdoor AutoRama over Friday and Saturday will be on the Avenue de Las Americas.
About the O’Reilly AutoRama in Houston
The 53rd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama in Houston is sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and is part of the Summit Racing Show Car Series. Event hours are Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Discount tickets are available at Houston-area O’Reilly Auto Parts stores; regular admission tickets may be purchased at the George R. Brown Convention Center with children five and under admitted for free. Additional information about the show is available at http://www.autorama.com/casi/show/spectator/houston.php.
Austin Knott, 214-520-3430 ext. 306