NHRA fans can mingle and view hundreds of show cars at the John Force Summer Car Show Thursday, Aug. 30, during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus. The show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the John Force Racing Shop at 498 Southpoint Circle in Brownsburg, Ind.
Fans can tour the 150,000-square-foot John Force Racing shop (the JFR Road Show will be featured on the tour), view many Funny Cars on display, and visit the Eric Medlen Memorial Room as well as the mezzanine-level museum, which includes race-worn firesuits, memorabilia, and race photographs.
Drivers including John Force, Robert Hight, Mike Neff, Courtney Force, and Brittany Force will sign autographs from approximately 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The event is hosted by the Mustang Club of Indianapolis. This year, hundreds of classic hot rods will be representing any make or model, from Ford to Chevy to Pontiac to Dodge. Cars, trucks, and hot rods are all welcome; entry forms can be submitted in advance by downloading forms here: www.johnforceracing.com.
“The John Force Summer Car Show along with Bill Estes Brownsburg Ford gets the event off to an exciting start,” said Craig Hoelzel, John Force Racing director of special events. “We will be hopefully celebrating Courtney Force’s inclusion in the Traxxas Shootout from the Wednesday press conference. In years past, our fans have donated thousands of cans of food, and we have raised lots of money for the Sheltered Wings organization, so this is a really a great way to go into the race weekend. We have changed the route for the tour to really make this an exciting and new event for first-timers or returning fans.”
One new addition to this year’s Bill Estes John Force Summer Car Show is the inclusion of food trucks from around Indianapolis. Those committed to attend include Taco Lassi, Dashboard Diner, Scratch Truck, and Byrnes Grilled Pizza. Throughout the afternoon, Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band will be performing.
In addition to showing off great-looking hot rods, the goal of the John Force Summer Car Show is to build up the food pantry for the Hendricks County Food Bank. For every can of food that is donated, the donator receives a raffle ticket and could win a Sanyo 50-inch TV. The more cans of food a person donates, the more raffle tickets he or she will receive. John Force Racing will be giving away an award to a special person at the show for the most food given.