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Last year's Motorama brought more than 500 vehicles to the streets of North Adams, and this year hopes to draw record attendance.

North Adams Hosts Eighth Annual Motorama on Sunday

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city of North Adams will host its eighth annual Motorama on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main, Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome.

Last year's Motorama brought more than 500 vehicles to the streets of North Adams, and this year hopes to draw record attendance. Those interested in exhibiting their vehicles can register beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. The cost to enter a vehicle is $15, but the public can enjoy the event free of charge.

In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy music from WUPE radio, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping downtown.

This year, the PopCares swap meet will take place in the Steeple City Plaza parking lot on the south side of Main Street. Patrons can shop both car and craft vendors.

On Saturday evening before the big car show, a free Motorama concert and cruise-in, featuring the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, will be held. Motorama vehicles will be allowed to cruise-in using the gate access along the river by Joe Wolfe Field. Everyone else is welcome to park in the lot and walk in. Gates open at 4 p.m.; music starts at 5 p.m. with opening acts Conor Hennessy and Quincy Band before the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow take the stage. Food will be available on site for purchase and Bright Ideas Brewing will be offering their local brews.

Special guest Paul Mennett will be back with the "Cruisin' New England" crew to film both the Saturday evening concert and Sunday's car show.

The event is run in collaboration with the city of North Adams' Office of Community Events and event organizers, including Joe Dean of Dean’s Quality Automotive, Jeff Sylvester from McAndrews-King and Daryl Roy from NAPA Auto Parts as well as a group of hard-working volunteers. The Berkshire County Night CruZers car club will lend a hand during the event by handling registration and the 50/50 raffles and announcements happening throughout the day.

The show donates all of its proceeds to local charities and gives charities a chance to fundraise during the event.

A parking ban will be in effect in the following locations beginning at midnight the night before the event. The ban includes: Main Street, Eagle Street, North Church Street, Ashland Street between Main and Summer Streets, and in portions of the Steeple City Plaza Parking Lot (the row closest to TD Bank and All Saint's Church).

In the case of extreme inclement weather, the rain date is Saturday, Sept. 1.

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