2013-09-10 22:10:07 - Automotive, Marine, Off-Road, Aviation, Industry Trade Expo, Entertainment and More
ORLANDO, Fla. – September 10, 2013 – The world famous Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. will host the first RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo, a celebration of motorsports and its achievements, off-road, aviation, aerospace, and high performance marine on December 4-8, 2013. The five-day, “Marvel of Motors” will cross seven exciting venues within 40 square-miles of Walt Disney World Resort, beginning with the RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo. It will then build throughout the weekend with a host of dazzling exhibits; exciting racing and social activities; celebrity appearances; entertainment; and closing with a Motoring Festival at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course.
“This will be the greatest combination of an international industry trade show and motorsports expo
ever assembled,” said RJ Hunt, executive producer and CEO of RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo. “We’ve created the ultimate motorsports experience in one location to engage, educate and entertain. This extravaganza will give enthusiasts a serious adrenaline rush with products, rare vehicles, interactive displays, and conceptual designs from around the world. Many of the most impressive names in the high performance industry have already committed to be part of this event.”
The week kicks off with the two-day aftermarket trade show. Then the trade show opens to the public, giving adrenaline seekers and motorsports enthusiasts the chance to see, hear, touch and even drive the latest and most innovative technologies.
“We look forward to hosting the first RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo at the Walt Disney World Resort in December,” said Anne Hamilton, vice president of Resort Sales and Services, Disney Destinations. “RPM’s team has so much in store for enthusiasts of all types. The Disney name is synonymous with unparalleled experiences, which makes Disney the perfect place to host such a high-octane week.”
Several Walt Disney World venues will play host to RPM Expo events:
• Disney’s Animal Kingdom – RPM Gone Wild reception on December 5
• Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center – Serving as the host hotel and heart of the RPM Expo: RPM International Motorsports Expo; RPM Salutes Women in Racing; Green Speed Zone presented by Braille Battery; RPM International Aviation Expo; and the RPM Racing Village
• Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Cars are the Stars and VIP fashion show on December 7
• Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course – RPM Motoring Festival featuring over 1,500 stunning motorcars that will dot the greens of this Tour-style golf course, a course that received four stars from Golf Digest
• Disney’s Yacht Club Resort – RPM Performance Marine Village, hosted by six-time world-champion, Miss Geico Racing
• Epcot – Test Track presented by Chevrolet
• Walt Disney World Speedway – Richard Petty Driving Experience
Some of the corporate participation in the automotive tradeshow and public activities include: Braille Battery, duPont REGISTRY, General Motors/GMC, Good Roads, Gtechniq, Heacock Classic, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Larsen Motorsports, Mech-Tech Institute, Miss Geico Racing, Opt4Text, Parker Brothers Concepts, Passport Transport, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Rossion Automotive and Starkey Hearing Technologies. GM is hosting the “Heritage Collection” at the RPM Racing Village featuring the new 2014 Corvette and a Camaro Build-Off exhibit. Braille Batteries is sponsoring the “Green Zone,” which will be dedicated to environmentally friendly vehicles, research and education, and Good Roads is presenting the RPM Wheel Zone. Additionally, RPM will showcase an exhibit paying tribute to Women in Racing hosted by jet dragster driver, Elaine Larsen.
While attendees enjoy the RPM Expo, they can also explore Walt Disney World Resort theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and two water adventure parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon). The property also includes 35 resort hotels, five golf courses, spas, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.
For event and lodging information (including the “Your Car Can Win a Trip to Disney” promotion), please visit RPMmotorsportsexpo.com.
About RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo
Held December 4-8, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., the RPM International Motorsports & Trade Expo is a celebration of motorsports, off-road, aviation, aerospace and high performance boating. Developed by RJ Hunt and his incredible RPM team of professionals, the five-day, “Marvel of Motors” includes an industry trade show; exhibits; exciting racing and social activities; celebrity appearances; and entertainment for adrenaline seekers and their families. The RPM Expo is the ultimate experience! For information, visit the website or Facebook. The Expo can also be found on Twitter (@RPMTradeExpo) and on YouTube.