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  • The Gear Jam Drags, Rod n Custom show, Swap Meet, May 10-11

    The Gear Jam vintage drags, traditional hot rod n custom show and swap meet is May 11 at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia, with a cruise-in/concert Friday night May 10 in the historic downtown area.

    Check Mapquest--if you live East of the Mississippi, the Atlanta Dragway is just a day's drive.

    Cruisin’ Commerce on Friday night from 6-10pm, with cruising on the main street, VIP hot rod parking, food tents, a beer garden and live music by Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho Devilles! This is being put on for us by the City of Commerce—to say they are excited to have us is an understatement.

    Saturday’s event features race classes for Gasser, Front Engine Dragster, Altered/Comp Coupe, Nostalgia Super Stock, Hot Rod and Muscle Car (1974 and older), with attention paid to the cars looking like they’re from the ‘60s, not modern “Pro” style builds.

    Heads-up racing with qualifying in the morning, and then the hard cases run a Quick 8 Elimination for $1,000 per class purse money, while everyone else is paired with the car (in class) closest to your ET for a best 2-out-of-3 shootout eliminations—Everyone gets to race all day, nobody gets put on the trailer, nobody gets their doors blown off, and nobody watches staggered-start racing. It should be fun for everyone, whether you run 7 or 17 seconds!
    At the end, we’ll take the class winners and the two fastest non-qualifiers from the field for a final Mr. Eliminator.

    Tech cards are $50, and gets the driver, your pit kitty and little grease monkeys in.

    Gear Jam Car Show is for traditionally-styled 1966 and older cars, trucks and motorcycles. “Traditionally styled” meaning pastel or monochrome paint jobs and 20-inch Boyd wheels with rubber bands, or Pro-Street Camaros and the like will be in the parking lot.

    Show Car entry is $35, and gets the driver, your chick and little grease monkeys in. (Immediate family.)
    All other adults, race crew and spectators are $10 each. Kids 12-under free.

    Show awards are:
    Flat-out Bitchin! -- Sponsored by Sock F'ers Car Club
    Best Paint-- Sponsored by the TW's Car Club
    Best Survivor -- Sponsored by The Cross Members
    Best Traditional -- Sponsored by The Iron Lords
    Trick Truck -- W&H Restoration and Performance
    Best Use of Louvers-- Bright Star Hot Rods

    If your club or shop wants to sponsor a trophy, let me know.
    Classes still available are:
    Quality Breakage (Breakage coming to or at the event, including race cars)
    Best Race Car
    Best Engine
    Best Wheelie
    Best Custom
    Best Interior
    Just Kicks Ass!

    Swap Meet
    We’re anticipating between 150-200 vendors, based on the vendor count for our monthly NE Georgia Swap Meet, put on by us at the same location.
    Spaces are just $25 for all the space you want, and that gets you and a helper in the gate. One rig per space, please—no sharing spaces with your buddy’s truck and trailer.

    Manufacturer’s Midway: $100, for as much space as you need; includes passes for your entire crew.

    Back-up Girl Contest sponsored by Rich Venza’s FaceBook Back-Up-Girls page. $100 Cash prize for the Best Bug. This isn’t a “Hot Chick” contest-- the Bug Contest will be based on how well the BUG does her job, not how much she entertains the guys in the stands. This is open to all ages.

    Burn-out contest sponsored by Hot Rod Deluxe Magazine. Prize to be announced.

    For more information, go to www.gearjamdrags.com, shoot me an email directly at brad56@windstream.net, or call (706) 424-5035
    Last edited by Brad54 2.0; May 7th, 2013, 01:09 PM.

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    Re: The Gear Jam Drags, Rod n Custom show, Swap Meet, May 10-11

    Forgot to mention that if you live East of the Mississippi, the Atlanta Dragway is a day's drive from just about everywhere!

    -Brad

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      Re: The Gear Jam Drags, Rod n Custom show, Swap Meet, May 10-11

      3 weeks!

      Lots of clubs and shops have stepped up for trophies--here's the updated list:
      Show awards are:
      Flat-out Bitchin! -- Sponsored by Sock F'ers Car Club
      Best Paint-- Sponsored by the TW's Car Club
      Best Survivor -- Sponsored by The Cross Members
      Best Traditional -- Sponsored by The Iron Lords
      Trick Truck -- W&H Restoration and Performance
      Best Use of Louvers-- Bright Star Hot Rods
      Best Engine-- US Army
      Best Custom-- RollFast Customs
      Quality Breakage-- Bethlehem Steel & Iron
      Just Kicks Ass!-- The Roadents Car Club
      Best Hot Rod on Cokers-- Coker Tires (Winner gets $200 gift certificate)

      If your club or shop wants to sponsor a trophy, let me know.
      Classes still available are:

      Best Race Car
      Best Wheelie
      Best Interior

      Burn-out Contest, sponsored by Hot Rod Deluxe: Winner to receive a full set of Mickey Thompson tires.

      Back-up Girl Contest sponsored by Rich Venza's Back Up Girls Facebook Page: Winner gets $100 cash prize, and he working on some more swag.

      Final version of the race classes are as follows:
      Gasser (sponsored by Lamar Walden Automotive Racing Engines)
      FED (will include Altered and Comp Coupes)
      Hot Rod
      Muscle Car (will include Nostalgia Super Stocks)

      Race Format:
      Qualifying in the morning. Quick 8 in EACH CLASS will run Heads-up Eliminations for $1,000 purse money.
      EVERY ELSE in-class will be paired with the car closest to their ET, to run a Heads-up best 2-out-of-3 Shootout through Eliminations, for bragging rights.
      Everyone makes heads-up passes all day against cars in the same class, nobody gets their doors blown off, everyone has fun, and the "slow" guys are just as important as the "fast" guys.

      We had 200 vendors at the swap meet last month, WITH the Charlotte Auto Fair the same weekend... we're anticipating 200-250 vendors for The Gear Jam.

      Mark your calendars!
      Cruisin' Commerce May 10 with Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho Devilles playing, The Gear Jam May 11

      www.gearjamdrags.
      email: brad56@windstream.net

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        Re: The Gear Jam Drags, Rod n Custom show, Swap Meet, May 10-11

        NEW DATE!
        Due to NHRA moving their Southern Nationals because of weather, The Gear Jam vintage drags, traditional rod n custom show and swap meet, has been moved to Saturday, September 28, with Cruisin' Commerce held on Friday night, September 27 from 6-10pm.

        We will be having the NE Georgia Swap Meet this month, on Saturday, May 18. For information, call (706) 424-5035, or send me an email at brad56@windstream.net

        -Brad

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