42ND ROADSTER SHOW SET TO RETURN TO EXPO IDAHO THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The O’Reilly Auto Parts Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires officially opens to the public on Thurs., March 6th at 4 pm and continues until the award’s program comes to a close around 7 pm on Sun., March 9th. For over four and half decades, we’ve had the privilege of presenting one of the great automotive events in the intermountain west. Filling all three buildings of the Expo Idaho complex, the Roadster Show marks the official kickoff for motorsports in the Treasure Valley.
Hours are 4 pm – 9 pm on Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm on Friday, 10 am – 10 pm on Saturday, and 10 am – 6 pm on Sunday. Save on tickets today by stopping by any O’Reilly Auto Parts store with the general admission ticket price of $9 for adults, $2 for kids 6-12 and toddlers 5 & under free. Tickets are $1-more at the door.
The ISCA Summit Show Car tour has been extra busy this season appearing in cities literally coast-to-coast. Leading up to the Roadster Show weekend, the national series has made stops in Pomona and Sacramento, Calif., Kansas City, Louisville, Dallas, Indianapolis, Calgary, Alberta, Chicago and many other markets. As the only stop in Idaho, the Roadster Show is proud to host quite a number of the top cars in the country, along with a wide variety of fine vehicles from throughout the local region, too. The crown jewel prize at the Roadster Show is the Goldmark award. On Sunday evening we will be awarding the one vehicle judged “best of the best” for this very special honor. Pictured above, the former Great 8 finisher Scott Burton in the Dave Kindig-inspired three-window coupe (at the 2014 show).
Don’t miss your chance to attend this wonderful weekend of fun and festivities. All of us look forward to reacquainting the many friendships we’ve established over the years. See you there!
MISS ROADSTER SHOW SWIMSUIT PAGEANT SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8 PM
Be sure and mark your weekend planner for Friday night, March 7th, when the Miss Roadster Show Swimsuit Pageant returns. Presented by 96.9fm, the Eagle – the pageant has always been one of the most popular nights of the show. Ever since we first introduced the Legs Contest nearly twenty-five years ago (the same year Billy Gibbons had his `34 Ford Eliminator coupe at the show), we’ve had fun presenting the fan-favorite Swimsuit contest. Program director Scott Souhrada will emcee the Swimsuit Pageant up on the Trophy Stage. If you’d like to participate (18 & older), please email us and we will send you an entry application or you can print off a form from the hyperlink in the left hand column under Upcoming Events. Image by Greg Johnson.
NEW FAMILY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ROADSTER SHOW FOUNDER BILL NEW DURING ROADSTER SHOW WEEKEND
In memory of the late Bill New, we plan to honor and pay tribute to the man who launched the Boise Roadster Show off the ground 42 years ago and operator of Firebird Raceway over the March 6th – 9th weekend. Recognized by many as an icon of Idaho motorsports dating back to the early 50’s, the New family looks forward to sharing many memories and an exhibit of his personal 1940 Ford coupe, a hot rod he had been tinkering with, fine tuning and driving over the past several years. We look forward to all of you who will be able to participate in the experience with all of us in the New family and our show and raceway staff.
REMINDER TO: FIREBIRD RACERS – NHRA Chassis Certification will be offered on Saturday, March 8th, from 9 am – 3 pm, in the Expo Idaho general parking south lot. Please call the Firebird offices at 208 938-8986 or drop us an email if you’d like us to add your name to the chassis sign-up list. We will also offer an E.T.I. (annual tech inspection) to drivers who would like to take advantage of opportunity. We are in hopes of getting the majority of racers who plan to race for Team Firebird at the Summit E.T. Finals in Woodburn this Labor Day weekend to expedite the tech procedure at the team race and events throughout the season at Firebird. In order to secure an ETI, you’ll need to maintain a current NHRA membership and NHRA number. Let us know if you’d like your name added to the list for Saturday’s ETI Day at Expo Idaho. Plus it gives you one more reason to attend this year’s Roadster Show!
MEET SPIDERMAN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE ROADSTER SHOW
Direct from Marvel Comics, the Amazing Spiderman will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday. Kids and adults alike will get an opportunity to meet, greet and have your photo taken of the iconic Super Hero. Adding further significance to the occasion, the Amazing Spiderman 2 motion picture will hit theaters this Spring (May 2nd), underscoring an additional reason to come score an autograph. Image by Bob Minton Photography.
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