The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has released event details for Motor Mayhem, downtown Jamestown’s signature automobile and motorcycle show. The event showcases classic cars, modern classics, Jeeps, trucks and motorcycles as well as kid’s activities, vendors, live music and local food.
Motor Mayhem takes place on Friday, Aug. 14, from 5-11 p.m. along Third Street and intersecting side streets in downtown Jamestown. Vehicle registration begins at 4 p.m. in the Jamestown High School parking lot followed by vehicle line up beginning at the corner of Third and Spring streets. Motorcycles will enter Third Street at the corner of Third and Washington streets. There is a $5 suggested parking donation that goes towards future events.
“We made a few changes to this year’s event based on the feedback we received in 2013 and 2014,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., events and marketing associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We spent some time in the fall talking with downtown business owners and community members about the event. They threw around some awesome ideas so we took the suggestions and ran with them.”
One of the biggest changes to this year’s event is the food vending. Motor Mayhem is focusing on the unique food options that make downtown Jamestown special rather than having food trailers parked on the streets. Nine of downtown’s most popular restaurants are opening their doors and serving food outside during the event including: Jones Valhalla, Shawbucks Pressroom, Studio-D Catering (operating outside the Jamestown Renaissance Center), Fresco’s Pizza, Harvest Time Cafe, Brick City Market and Deli, Havana Cuban Cafe, Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, and Lori’s Kountry Kafe. All of these restaurants are found along the event route and will feature a limited event menu. The restaurant menus will be posted online the week of the event.
Live music and outdoor beer vending will be held in two locations between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Smackdab (5-7:15 p.m.) and Blood Money (7:45-10 p.m.) are performing on the stage at Winter Garden Plaza, sponsored by the Jamestown Wine Cellar. Two for Flinching (5-7:15 p.m.) and We Speak Canadian (7:45-10 p.m.) are performing at the stage on Lafayette Street, sponsored by Shawbucks. Kids Zone activities, operated by Eventz by Scott, will be located on Third Street between Washington and Cherry streets.
“One of the primary goals of the JRC and of Motor Mayhem is to promote downtown businesses and restaurants,” said Greg Lindquist, executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We can’t wait to see the community come downtown, enjoy all the great vehicles and live music, enjoy some incredible local food and visit with our sponsors. Without them, this wouldn’t be possible.”
Aside from the JRC, headline sponsors for this year’s Motor Mayhem include Shults Auto Group, Lite House Auto, Gebbie Foundation, Signature Paving and G. Patti Enterprises, Line X of Jamestown, and the City of Jamestown. Additional support is provided by Media One Group, Der Kobblers Automobile Association, Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, TitanX Engine Cooling and CyberSpokes.com.
For more information on Motor Mayhem, or to download information about being a vendor at the event, visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org or call 664-2477. Vendors are being accepted until Friday. No food vendors please. You can also find more up-to-date event information on the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Facebook page.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is a nonprofit organization that supports downtown and neighborhood revitalization in Jamestown by promoting reinvestment, stakeholder engagement and innovation.
The following streets will be closed from 3 to approximately 11 p.m. for the event to operate on Friday, Aug. 14:
Third Street, from Prendergast to Jefferson streets
Second Street, from Jefferson to Washington streets
Lafayette, Pine, Main, and Cherry streets, from Second to Fourth streets
Mechanics Alley and Potters Alley, from Second to Fourth streets
Original article by The Post-Journal.