Motor-Rama

The third annual Midwest Motor-Rama at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph will showcase premiere vehicles from across the country this month.

The third annual Midwest Motor-Rama at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph will showcase premiere vehicles from across the country this month.

The third annual Midwest Motor-Rama at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph will showcase premiere vehicles from across the country this month. Robert Davis, promoter of the show, said the three-day event will have classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, custom trucks and motorcycles. He said the event raised $7,000 last year for Camp Quality in Northwest Missouri that benefits children in the region with cancer. Davis said the event will showcase vehicles that have been built by custom car and motorcycle builders from across the country that have received awards including the SEMA show. He said they have accepted cars from nine states for the event including Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas. “The crowd that attended was just fantastic last year,” Davis said. “We are so thankful. We strive to make this show new and exciting each year and we will display different vehicles this month than previous shows.” There will be a collection of rat rods that were created with a builders’ unique design including one from North Carolina that is award-winning. He said one of the rat rods at the show will be 11 feet wide and 28 feet long. “We call this show best of the best in the Midwest,” Davis said. “We handpick many of the cars and trucks in the show. This is a national show with world-class entries.” Davis said a car that was recognized as part of the elite Fine Nine Award Show in Oklahoma will be at the event.

The third annual Midwest Motor-Rama at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph will showcase premiere vehicles from across the country this month.

Robert Davis, promoter of the show, said the three-day event will have classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, custom trucks and motorcycles.

He said the event raised $7,000 last year for Camp Quality in Northwest Missouri that benefits children in the region with cancer.

Davis said the event will showcase vehicles that have been built by custom car and motorcycle builders from across the country that have received awards including the SEMA show.

He said they have accepted cars from nine states for the event including Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Texas.

“The crowd that attended was just fantastic last year,” Davis said. “We are so thankful. We strive to make this show new and exciting each year and we will display different vehicles this month than previous shows.”

There will be a collection of rat rods that were created with a builders’ unique design including one from North Carolina that is award-winning. He said one of the rat rods at the show will be 11 feet wide and 28 feet long.

“We call this show best of the best in the Midwest,” Davis said. “We handpick many of the cars and trucks in the show. This is a national show with world-class entries.”

Davis said a car that was recognized as part of the elite Fine Nine Award Show in Oklahoma will be at the event.

In addition, there will be cars that were showcased in movies during the show.

There will also be custom-designed motorcycles at the show including a display of work by St. Joseph native Travis Caw.

The Midwest Motor-Rama will be held on Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph. Awards for the entries that place in the Midwest Motor-Rama will be given at 3 p.m. that Sunday.

“We are home of the Key 3 Award which is something special that we do,” Davis said. “Due to the amount of quality cars, we do not pick one best in show. We pick the top 3 of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Our participants want to win a trophy because it carries so much merit and they chose to display the award at other shows they go to.”

In addition, there will be two live pinstriping auctions held during the event to collect funds for Camp Quality. They will be at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. A portion of the ticket sales on Saturday will also be given to the camp.

Davis said they will have a KC Chiefs Party with KC Wolf and cheerleaders that will hold autograph and photograph sessions starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The adult ticket price for daily admission is $12, youth ages 6 to 12 is $5 and youth five and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.midwestmotorrama.com or at the door of the arena.