Harrisburg hosted the 39th annual “Motorama” event Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19. “Motorama” brings together various automotive and motorcycle related events such as car shows, remote control (RC) car racing and motorcycle racing. Other events include go-kart racing and robot battles.
The event opened Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Participants could choose which activity they wished to experience. A popular event was the car show, which housed various old cars, trucks, and motorcycles, each competing for a trophy for best overall. Cars ranged from Mustangs to Lamborghinis. Some of the cars were featured in movies, including a police car from the movie Transformers, as well as a car and a motorcycle from Resident Evil.
From the car show, people could go into another arena and watch RC car racing. Some cars raced on a dirt track while some went to different courses set up to test their skills. Before the race began, a dozen people took their places on the stand and controlled their RC cars with the hopes of coming in first. While they raced, others took the cars to the obstacle courses, where they put their skills to the test while controlling their RC car across bridges, through mud, up a hill and over stones. People as young as five competed and tested how well they completed each course. While some took their scores seriously, most scored themselves on the amount of fun.
At 1 p.m., participants quickly moved to the next arena for the main attraction: motorcycle racing on a dirt course. This event not only included motorcycles, but also four-wheelers and dirt bikes. The youngest age category consisted of three to four year olds on dirt bikes, while the oldest consisted of 18 to 20 years old. Each category then determined the first and second place drivers and sent them on to the finals which took place at 7 p.m. This sport is not only for boys as five girls proudly raced.
On Feb. 19, similar events took place. Doors opened at 9 a.m. and participants freely moved around the different arenas. RC car and motorcycle racing continued to as a popular event for the participants. The event concluded at 11 p.m.
For more information about “Motorama” events, go to www.motoramaevents.com.