New England Summer Nationals

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New England Summer Nationals
NESN car hood.jpg
Detail of a car hood at the 2006 New England Summer Nationals.
Genre Auto show
Begins July 4, 2013
Ends July 7, 2013
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Worcester, Massachusetts
Years active 22
Participants 75,000+
Patron(s) Bob Moscoffian
Website
http://www.summernationals.com/

The New England Summer Nationals is a popular, annual, four-day-long automotive festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. It usually occurs on the July 4th holiday weekend. The 2012 show was on July 5–8.[1] In 1980, the first such festival attracted 2,000 visitors; since then, attendees have peaked at 200,000, drawn from both New England and the rest of the United States.[2] According to the Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau, it is the largest automotive event on the East Coast.[3] Since 1991, it has generally drawn at least 75,000 visitors.[4]

Events[edit]

The Summer Nationals has many events including drag racing,[5] controlled burnouts,[6] and stunt motorcycle riding.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The City of Worcester Welcomes the 18th Annual New England Summer Nationals". Centralmass.org. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ Kush, Bronislaus B. "Summer Nationals Weekend Revs Up". Worcester Telegram. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  3. ^ Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau. "July 1 - 4: 20th Annual New England Summer Nationals celebrates in Worcester". Centralmass.org. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  4. ^ New England Summer Nationals. "Extreme Stunt Bikes". http://www.summernationals.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ New England Summer Nationals. "Drag Racing". http://www.summernationals.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ New England Summer Nationals. "Controlled Burnouts". http://www.summernationals.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ New England Summer Nationals. "Extreme Stunt Bikes". http://www.summernationals.com. Retrieved 2011-03-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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