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May 13, 2014 > Motor Rally - a showcase of exquisite vehicles

Motor Rally - a showcase of exquisite vehicles

By Jesse Peters

Metallic roars compete as they enter the lot, a crescendo that peaks with a beautifully mechanical symphony of gears. One by one they are silenced as owners lift the hoods to showcase their pride and joy. You can see smiles grow, reflected by paint so well polished it rivals most mirrors. The precision of hand-picked machinery, perfect colors that showcase personality, custom upholstery, and individual expression will be showcased in every vehicle when the 3rd annual ÒTri-Cities Motor RallyÓ pulls into NewPark Mall on Saturday, May 17.

See candy apple red autos that will make your mouth water, chrome you wish you could use for a mirror at home, and meet the people who brought their dreams to mechanical reality. A fundraiser for the Newark Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with local car club Team District 10, last yearÕs Motor Rally boasted over 125 autos from a variety of clubs and individuals.

The event started as a spinoff from the Summerfest Classic Car and Truck Show and welcomes vehicles of all kinds. ÒWeÕve got categories for cars, trucks, motorcycles,Ó says Greg Magee, former member of the Board of Directors with the Chamber of Commerce; ÒPretty much anything on wheels.Ó All show participants will receive a certificate of appreciation and are entered for a chance to win in one of the categories they enter. Judged categories include Best in Show, Best Restoration, Trick Truck, Wildest Custom, Best Female Ride, Best Import, Pure Muscle, Best Team Award, and the PeopleÕs Choice Award.

If you feel inspired to start customizing your own ride, or need one to customize, youÕll have every type of vendor at your disposal from local dealerships to auto hobby enthusiasts. ÒMany of the vendors/sponsors are local businesses,Ó says Valerie Boyle, President of the Newark Chamber of Commerce. TGIF Body, Stan Carlson Body Shop, Newpark Auto Service, AAA, Almost Everything Auto Body, LeadFoot Automotive, Newark Collision Center, City Auto Sales and Repairs, Ristau Real Estate & Loans, The Sign Zone, Detail Addict, RaceWorz, and Allen Graphic Design are all taking part in the event.

A KidZone will be available for those still a few years away from modifying their first car. Food vendors will also be present.

Registration is $25 per vehicle and can take place onsite, but space is limited so preregistration is encouraged. Registration can also be done online at Check in begins at 8 a.m. the day of the show; awards will be presented at 4 p.m. For registration (credit card or check) call Valerie Boyle at the Newark Chamber, (510) 744-1000 or send an e-mail to

Tri-City Motor Rally
Saturday, May 17
11 a.m. Ð 5 p.m.
NewPark Mall
2086 Newpark Mall, Newark
(510) 744-1000
Registration: $25 per vehicle

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