SOURCE: Championship Auto Shows Inc.

January 24, 2012 10:03 ET

O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama to Turbocharge Three Days of Cars and Competition at Dallas Market Hall

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - The 52nd Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama will kick into high gear with extreme competitions, one-of-a-kind exhibits and hundreds of customized rides from Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19. One of the longest running and largest indoor auto shows in America, AutoRama will fill Dallas Market Hall with the finest Hot Rods and powerful muscle cars in the area.

"Whether you're a car enthusiast, sports fan or collector, there's something for every taste at this year's show," said Bob Larivee Jr., CEO of Championship Auto Show, Inc. "Enthusiasts in the DFW area won't want to miss the coveted vintage automobiles and contemporary performance cars that will be on display. Our action-packed arena is sure to raise hairs and heartbeats during an unforgettable weekend."

Feature cars, one of the main attractions for AutoRama goers, include the 2011 Camaro Transformers Special Edition. Built exclusively for the filming of Transformers 3, this vehicle's flashy yellow paint and bold black stripes are branded with Autobot Shield logos. For visitors looking for craftsmanship from a different decade, the Dean Jeffries' "Mantaray" is a must-see. Custom built in 1963 with a 289 Cobra engine, its distinct frame and eye-catching bubbletop lands it among the world's most famous hot rods.

In addition, attendees can make a pit stop to see the BASF 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, redesigned by Chip Foose, and a Factory Five Racing '33 Coupe.

After viewing this year's featured lineup, AutoRama guests can check out special exhibits including the 'Ol Skool Rodz' presented by Outcasts Car Club that will showcase traditional Hot Rods honoring the '50s and '60s. Vintage race cars from the '60s will be on display by Drag City USA while enthusiasts looking for some expert advice on how to restore and fine tune a custom ride can visit Meguiar's Car Care Tips during all three days of the show.

"Staying true to our annual tradition, the 2012 AutoRama will present an exhilarating action arena in addition to the featured cars and exhibits," added Larivee. "The combination of Bigfoot Monster Truck Car Crushing demonstrations, burn out competitions and cacklefests is sure to leave attendees on the edge of their seats."

About the O'Reilly AutoRama in Dallas
The 52nd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama in Dallas is sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts and is part of the Summit Racing Show Car Series. Event hours are Friday from 3 - 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Discount tickets are available at Dallas-area O'Reilly Auto Parts stores; regular admission tickets may be purchased at the Dallas Market Hall with children five years old and under admitted for free. Additional information about the show is available at http://www.autorama.com/shows/attend/dallas-2012.

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