NORTH ADAMS -- If it has a motor, it will most likely be on display at the third annual Motorama on Sunday.
"We had 200 cars and vehicles participate last year and we're hoping to double that number this year," Veronica Bosley, director of tourism and community events, said Thursday. "We don't hold a pre-registration for the event, so whoever shows up Sunday and pays the $10 registration fee is welcome. The initial buzz has been really good. We started promoting it a lot earlier this year and handed out 5,000 fliers at various car shows and Motorhead Media has also gotten the message out to their followers. We're really hoping this year has a big turnout, because we're hoping to turn it into a weekend long event in the near future."
Antique tractors, classic cars, motorcycles, vintage snowmobiles and more will fill Main, Holden and Eagle streets, which will be closed to traffic, from 9 to 3 p.m. Registration for participants will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
"This year we collaborated with Mass MoCA to align its ‘Movie at the Airport' with Motorama," she said. "In addition to the antique planes that will be arriving at the airport for the show on Saturday night, we're going to have a classic car cruise-in. As part of the cruise-in, we'll be offering pre-registration for Motorama."
Also new this year is swap meet and vendor area in the entrance of the Steeple City parking lot on Main Street.
"The majority of the participants will have automotive-related items and services," Bosley said. "One of the vendors does custom etching and painting on-site. There will be plenty of food, a 50/50 raffle and music by Loose Change."
Stunt motorcycle driver Luke ‘Duke' Emmons, who wowed crowds last year, returns for two shows at 11:30 and 1:30 in the Center Street parking lot behind 85 Main St.
Event organizers include the city, Jeff Sylvester and Glenn Maloney from McAndrews-King, and Daryl Roy from NAPA Auto Parts as well as a group of hardworking volunteers. The Night CruZers will lend a hand during the event by handling registration and the 50/50 raffles and announcements happening throughout the day. Over 50 awards will be given out at the event.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will support the Northern Berkshire Youth R.O.P.E.S. Summer Program, which provides a free week long summer camp twice a summer for more than 250 children in Northern Berkshire.
If you go
Third Annual Motorama
Where: Main, Eagle and Holden streets, North Adams
When: 9 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25.
Cost: Free for the general public; $10 registration fee for participants
What you should know:
Parking Ban: Beginning at midnight on Sunday a parking ban will be in effect on Main and North Church streets, in the Center Street parking lot (from light poles in the middle of the lot to Route 2) and in the Steeple City Plaza parking lot (the row closest to TD Bank and All Saint's Church).
For churchgoers: Those attending the First Baptist and First Congregational churches on Sunday will be allowed to drop off parishioners at the churches