From Ernie Saxton
One of the true legends of NASCAR stock car racing will be part of the Motorsports 2010 Presented by StreetBlaze 100 Race Car & Trade Show set for January 22 to 24th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
Three time Daytona 500 winner Bobby Allison, named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers, will be returning to the show to meet fans and signing autographs on opening day of the show (Friday) from 7 PM to 9 PM and on Saturday, 1 PM to 3 PM.
According to the NASCAR record books the 72 year old legend has 84 wins to his credit in Cup racing. However Allison still disputes that and claims he has 85. He will be glad to tell you about it at the show. He does stand third on the All-Time Win List for NASCAR Cup racers.
Allison was one of the most popular racers on the circuit when he was active winning the Most Popular Driver Award six times and he remains very popular with fans.
In addition to being the 1983 Winston Cup Series Champion, the Hueytown, Alabama resident was a five time runner-up for the title and amassed close to $8 million in winnings. He had more than 600 short track victories during his career and has been inducted into a number of Halls of Fame.
What some fans may not remember is that Allison also competed in two Indianapolis 500 races (1973 and 1975) for car owner Roger Penske and was 1973 Rookie of the Year. Mechanical problems sidelined him both times.
Allison will join NASCAR Sprint Cup standouts Kasey Kahne and Marcos Ambrose in autograph sessions at the 25th annual Motorsports 2010 show. NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief Frankie Kerr will be there along with other nationally famous racers and personalities.
The three day show will feature more than 200 racing vehicles on display along with just about everything imaginable in motorsports.
Langhorne Speedway, considered one of the greatest dirt track racing facilities in the history of the sport, will be remembered during the show with a huge display and reunion of past performers in race events at the legendary one mile dirt track.
One of the highlights of the show is the annual BPG Racing Ms. Motorsports Pageant. Young ladies looking to enter the pageant are invited to contact the show office at 609.888.3618.
A variety of seminars designed to help racers with setups, sponsorship, and more will be presented free during the weekend.
A full color brochure describing the show and exhibitor information is available at 609.888.3618. Update information on the show can be found at www.aarn.com.