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Motorama 2012 at the PA Farm Expo Complex

Motorama Events boasts that it is “The Nations Largest ALL Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq. Feet Of Exhibit Space.” Not only is it probably the largest indoor show but it is one of our favorites! The event is several car shows, rc racing, quad racing, kart racing, quarter midget racing, arena cross, and much, much more all under one roof. But, every February Bubba’s Garage comes for the cars.


The main car show, “The Rod, Custom, and Tuner Show”, has a little bit of everything. Restored classics and fabulous customs are mixed with radically tricked-out tuners.


Why don’t more people do white cars? I love white cars and Paul Hunsicker’s 2003 Nissan 350Z with a carbon fiber hood shows why white works.


If you are going to theme your ride and your display you should go all the way. Gary and Flo Garman’s 1955 Chevy “Watermelon” truck had me smiling. Everything was done up in watermelon green with red accents. Peg even swore she smelled watermelon!


We have seen Alton Love’s 1956 Chevy Hardtop at a few other shows but it is no less beautiful. The orange to purple fade is just stunning as well as the totally custom engine bay.


A few show bikes were under the roof as well. Harley Davidson was the most represented with bikes like Fred Waltz’s 2009 Custom Harley and Rick Fetrow’s 1947 Harley Davidson Flathead.


Of course if you need something to tow your bike with you can’t get any better than Ron Yeager’s 1953 Dodge Truck. This puppy has a custom sled hooked up to a winch that loads his bike into the bed of the truck.



Motorama is a family event. There is something for all ages in which they can compete. It was great to see the youngsters taking some practice laps over in the quarter midget area.


We also stayed for the some of the arena cross rounds but we were showing our age.  The main arena was loud and the exhaust was rough on us. Still, we did enjoy our stay. The arena is set up very well and allows for some exciting action.



Over in the Speed Show area you could find anything from sprint cars to monster trucks. Heck, even the Mid Penn Garden Tractor Pullers had a number of there tractors cleaned up and on display. We really aren’t kidding when we say there is something for everyone here!


How about some great music? Sure, Motorama has that as well. We listened to the Jazz Me Rhythm and Blues Band play some awesome tunes as we gawked at all the vehicles on-hand around the stage.


Do you like muscle cars? How about these customs!? Derek White’s 1970 AMX and Rick Gentry’s 1968 Camaro were in the house.

Motorama is definitely one of those shows you need to attend at least once. Try to get there early and be sure to buy your tickets in advance. This show is very popular so it does get crowded.

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  1. Mmmm...watermelon. Were these taken using the new camera?

  2. No, I am still shooting using my trusty Nikon D300. The D4 has been pushed back until April. Hopefully I will get mine in the first batch but there are far more pre-orders than cameras.


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