TULSA (March 30, 2017) – Ever wanted to see a car driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr. in wins at Atlanta, Martinsville and Bristol? How about the car driven by Bill Elliott to set the NASCAR speed record? If you said yes, each of those racecars and more will be on display next week at the 100th Anniversary Tulsa International Auto Show.
The NASCAR exhibit will be on display at the 100th Anniversary Tulsa International Auto Show, which will be held April 7-9 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa.
“Whether it is Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Bill Elliott or any of our other famous NASCAR cars, there is a special feeling of excitement every time someone sees these cars on display,” Brent Hajek, owner of Hajek Motorsports Museum, said. “We are appreciative to the Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association for inviting us to be a part of this 100th Anniversary Tulsa Auto Show and we know the public is going to enjoy seeing some famous and highly visible racecars.”
The Hajek Motorsports Museum will be featuring several cars with NASCAR ties, including the 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo Aero Coupe driven by Earnhardt and the 1987 Ford Thunderbird driven by Elliott when he set the NASCAR qualifying record time of 212.809 miles per hour. Other NASCAR racecars that will be on display include the 1973 Chevy Malibu driven by Bobby Allison, the 1963 Ford Galaxie driven by Glenn “Fireball” Roberts and the 1969 Torino Talladega driven by David Pearson.
“We know we have a lot of NASCAR fans out there and this is always a popular exhibit with them,” Tom Bloomfield, general manager with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “The great thing is that these cars have so much history attached to them that are recognizable and exciting for people of all ages.”
The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. In addition to the Hall of Fame NASCAR exhibit, the 100th anniversary event will include a re-creation of the event from a century ago with one hundred-year-old and vintage cars; the opportunity to test drive cars and trucks from Toyota and Chevrolet; classic cars; an 18-hole mini golf course; a “Caffeine and Gasoline” event; and many new vehicles that are not yet in dealership showrooms.
“With names like Earnhardt, Elliott, Allison and ‘Fireball’ Roberts, we know people are going to instantly recognize these cars,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “To have all these racecars in the same location is such a great opportunity for visitors to the 100th Anniversary Tulsa Auto Show to see firsthand some of the more famous cars in NASCAR history.”
Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to go to www.thetulsaautoshow.com for additional information. Buy one get one free coupons are also available at QuikTrip.
Among the 27 automaker brands participating in the show are Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
The Tulsa Auto Show is sponsored by the Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association and The Tulsa World.
The Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and promote the franchised new motor vehicle dealers of metro Tulsa and is the owner of the Tulsa Auto Show.