Get In Gear

“Motor Mayhem” will break out in downtown Jamestown later this summer with the return of the Downtown Cruisin’ classic car show and Thunder in the Streets motorcycle rally, presented by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

The two events, now combined as Motor Mayhem, will take place from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, along Third Street from Spring Street to Jefferson?Street. In addition to the hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles that will be on display, the afternoon and evening will feature live music, stunt shows, food and retail vendors and a Kidz Zone.

Downtown Cruisin’ welcomes owners of classic cars to display their vehicles throughout the event. Starting at 1 p.m., drivers may enter at the corner of Spring and Third Streets by providing a $5 donation to support the event. They will then be guided to parking spots along Third Street and cross streets between Spring and Washington by volunteers from Der Kobblers Automobile Association.

All drivers will receive a complimentary goodie bag for their participation. Any business or organization wishing to include information, coupons or other promotional items is encouraged to deliver items to the JRC offices located at 119-121 W. Third Street in downtown Jamestown. Items must arrive by Wednesday, Aug. 13.

At the same time, Thunder in the Streets will take over Third Street next to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The Anti-Tainment Stunt Team will showcase three professional motorcycle stunt shows at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in front of the arena. Motorcycle owners who wish to display their bikes may do so starting at 1 p.m. by entering West Third Street from Lafayette or Washington.

Live music will be featured at both ends of Third Street throughout Motor Mayhem. A stage at the corner of Main and Third will feature live music by Amanda Barton and Bill Ward between 4-6 p.m. and the band Ruckus between 7-9 p.m. A stage at Renaissance Square, corner of Third and Lafayette streets, will feature music by Two for Flinching between 4-6 p.m. and music for DJ Dan Myers from 7-9 p.m.

An outdoor beverage garden will be operated by Shawbucks along Lafayette Street, adjacent to the bar. Numerous downtown restaurants and bars will be open during the event and several on-street vendors will be selling food and other refreshments.

A Kidz Zone featuring a bounce house, games and other activities will occupy Third Street between Washington Street and Foundry Alley, in front of the Renaissance Center. The activities will be coordinated by Eventz by Scott.

Motor Mayhem is presented by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and sponsored by Media One Group, Shults Auto Group and the Comfort Inn, with additional support from Harley-Davidson of Jamestown and the Der Kobblers Automobile Association.

Responsible volunteers are needed to assist in the implementation of Motor Mayhem. Anyone interested in donating their time is asked to contact the JRC at 664-2477, ext.233.

Visit jamestownrenaissance.org or search for “JRC14701” on Facebook to learn more about the event.