Street Machine & Muscle Car Nats Returns to Fairplex April 8 & 9

Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals Revs Into Fairplex With More Horsepower Than Ever April 8-9

 Fans can expect more show car and driving event awards, celebrity appearances and new indoor exhibits showcasing some of SoCal’s hottest automotive eye candy

POMONA, Calif. (February 13, 2017) – The 4th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals returns to Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., April 8-9. Billed as “America’s Car Show,” the event is a national celebration of horsepower and torque featuring the nation’s top muscle cars, street machines, pro touring and pro street vehicles, wild street trucks, and parts manufacturers. The show celebrates muscle cars of every year, make and model – from the 60’s Chevelle to modern muscle cars like the ’17 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Celebrity Appearances

New this year, Chris Jacobs, co-host of the popular auto makeover show “Overhaulin’” and lead host of Velocity’s Barrett-Jackson auto auctions, will meet fans for photos and autographs on April 9 from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. at a special exhibit inside Building 4 dedicated to cars that were featured on “Overhaulin’.”

Jacobs will also comb through the automotive eye-candy on-site on April 9 to find his personal favorite, “Best of Show,” and will award one car owner with the Chris Jacobs “Top Pick” trophy when he co-hosts the show car awards ceremony at 3 p.m.

Event Highlights

Returning event features are sure to please fans with a need for speed, power and performance. All cars registered for outdoor event space are eligible to participate in featured driving events at no extra charge, including burnout contests, the Total Cost Involved Autocross, the dyno competition, the stop box and the on-going car cruise showcasing a parade of automotive eye candy all weekend.

The Street Machine Challenge returns this year as the premier Pro Touring and G Machine competition. This contest showcases the braking, handling and horsepower-generating abilities of top cars in the stop box, autocross and on the dyno — with one car reigning best above the rest. All cars registered for the Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals are eligible to compete in this competition for an additional fee.

Other event features include live music from “Catch A Wave” (Beach Boys tribute) on the main stage, lovely ladies competing in the trophy girl contest, Show Car Alley with more than 1,000 hot cars on display, over 50 show car and driving events awards and the manufacturers midway with top companies displaying the latest products in the industry and representatives on-site to answer questions about personal project vehicles.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, the event will donate half of the net proceeds to the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC), an automotive learning center for high school students. AXC is part of the Career and Technical Education Center at Fairplex, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high school students and community members with vocational training, including a two-year automotive industry certification program.

Registration and Tickets

Car owners can register their ride online at www.StreetMachineNationals.net or by calling (317) 236-6515. Advanced registration is available through March 31. Outdoor show cars, which can cruise Fairplex, can be registered in advance for $50 or on-site for $65. Indoor cars, which are not permitted to cruise, must be registered in advance and moved in on April 7. Prices begin at $75.

All registered cars receive a goody bag and are eligible to compete for 50+ professionally judged awards.

Discount tickets are available at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts locations beginning in early March for $18 adults and $5 children (ages 6-12). Children 5 and under are free. Tickets on-site and online are available for $20 adults and $5 children.

The 4th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals takes place Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif.

For additional information, call (317) 236-6515, visit www.StreetMachineNationals.net or follow at www.facebook.com/StreetMachineNationals , on Snapchat @smnationals and on Instagram @StreetMachineNationals.

About Elizabeth Puckett

Elizabeth Puckett is a seasoned writer and hardcore gearhead. She was born with motor oil in her blood and a passion for everything that goes fast, especially if it's also loud and smells of race gas.