Thursday, November 21, 2013

IHRA to Debut ‘Hollywood Cars of the Stars’ Collection in 2014




IHRA to debut 'Hollywood Cars of the Stars' collection at all 2014 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events


Famous cars from film and television to star in new IHRA Fan Zone


NORWALK, Ohio (November 21, 2013) – In one of the most exciting additions to the national event lineup, the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) is pleased to announce that the series will showcase the popular "Hollywood Cars of the Stars" collection from the Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection at all Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series™ (NJDRS) national events in 2014.

Featuring some of the most iconic cars ever created for film and television, the "Hollywood Cars of the Stars" from the Dezer Collection will hit the road with the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series beginning next spring featuring select cars from the collection in its own specially designed transporter.


The Batmobile from the television show Batman


Some of the famous machines that will be included on the tour next season include The General Lee 1969 Charger from the hit television show Dukes of Hazzard, the DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future movie franchise, the Ford Gran Torino from the hit show Starsky & Hutch, the Batmobile from the 1960s television show Batman, an Aston Martin from the James Bond movies series, and the Flying Ford Anglia as seen in the Harry Potter movie franchise.


The "Hollywood Cars of the Stars" collection will be integrated into the all-new IHRA Fan Zone which will feature interactive exhibits, driver autograph sessions, and more, prior to the start of the professional racing each night. The collection will join a robust lineup of entertainment as the biggest stars in drag racing hit the track in 2014, with an all-new championship format and incredible nitro racing the likes of which fans have never seen before in IHRA competition.

"We are very excited about all of the elements being added to the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series in 2014, especially the brand new 'Hollywood Cars of the Stars' exhibit that will hit the road with the series beginning next spring," said Jason Rittenberry, CFE, President and Chief Executive Officer of IRG Sports + Entertainment™, the parent company of IHRA Motorsports. "The level of excitement at each Nitro Jam event next season will be unmatched as we bring in some of the best racers and the most exciting entertainment elements found anywhere in the sport. And when you add in this incredible collection of famous and well-recognized movie and television cars, you get an event that is built for both the diehard race fan and the family looking to have an evening of fun. We can't wait to hit the track next season."


The General Lee from the hit television show Dukes of Hazzard


The IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will feature four core nitro-burning classes in 2014 including Nitro Funny Car, Nitro Harley, Nitro Altered and Jet Dragster. Each event will also include additional drag racing elements and the all-new IHRA Fan Zone, resulting in a family-friendly experience of non-stop motorsports entertainment not found anywhere else in racing.

Visit for more information on the "Hollywood Cars of the Stars" collection and the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series.