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GALLERY: All Revved Up for Motorama

Motorama features a bit of everything including ATV racing in an arena! (Photo: Jennie Mae Lingle | The Podium Finish)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the past 47 years, the Hostetter family have delighted racing and automotive enthusiasts by bringing the thrills of motorsports and car culture during those cold winter days of mid-February with Motorama. On Feb. 15-16, 1978, the Harrisburg Indoor Motorcycle Championship came to fruition when Armin Hostetter brought his passion for motorsports to fans longing for high speed action in the comforts of an indoor venue.

Since 1978, Motorama has expanded from arenacross racing to include go-karts, quarter midgets, and RC or scaled racing throughout the weekend. The Hostetter family, namely with Armin and his sons, Brad, Barry and Perry, continually build upon Motorama’s successes to be the premier racing and car culture event of the winter. Today, Motorama is the largest indoor racing event and live show featuring 1 million square feet of action.

Motorama encompasses all 30 acres of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center with car shows, a beauty pageant, vendors, live music and much more to entertain anybody who loves cars, racing or looking for family fun. From works of arts with accessorized pickup trucks to classic muscle cars that can rev up anyone’s engine, Motorama is sure to entertain even the newest or novice of automotive fanatics in your circles.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, Jennie Mae Lingle, Staff Photographer, paid a visit to find out what Motorama was all about. Now, check out her perspectives of this unique, yearly event in this photo gallery!

Car Show
Go Karts
Editor’s Notes

Special thanks to Jennie Mae Lingle, Staff Photographer, for her shots of the 2024 edition of the Motorama – Races and Shows at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Be sure to follow Jennie’s works by “Liking” her Facebook page and visiting her official portfolio website. Jennie’s works will continue to appear in more content for The Podium Finish with racing events later this year!

Also, special thanks to Brad Hostetter and Hostetter family for their kindness and hospitality with covering our first ever Motorama – Races and Show for The Podium Finish!

Rob Tiongson is a 30-something motorsports journalist who enjoys sports like baseball, basketball, football, soccer, track and field and hockey. A Boston native turned Austinite, racing was the first sport that caught his eyes. From interviews to retrospective articles, if it's about anything with an engine and four wheels, it'll be here on TPF, by him or by one of his talented columnists who have a passion for racing. Currently seeking a sports writing, public relations, or sports marketing career, particularly in motorsports. He enjoys editing and writing articles and features, as well as photography. Moreover, he enjoys time with his family and friends, traveling, cooking, working out and being a fun uncle or "funcle" to his nephew, niece and cat. Tiongson, a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, pursues his Master of Arts in Digital Journalism at St. Bonaventure University. Indeed, while Tiongson is proud to be from Massachusetts, he's an everywhere kind of man residing in Texas.

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