Inaugural Octane Party Car and Motorcycle Show Set for
to ‘Utah’s Party of the Year for Motorheads’
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (June 11, 2014) — The Octane
Party, a show for automobiles and motorcycles of all types including a display
of the Larry H. Miller performance car collection, will hold its inaugural
event at Miller Motorsports Park on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Gates
open at 9:30 a.m.
The Octane Party welcomes all types of cars – including hot
rods, classic cars, sports cars, muscle cars, off-road vehicles and trucks – as
well as motorcycles – such as sport bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes – to
what is planned as “Utah’s party of the year for motorheads.” Vehicle
registration is available at www.BeehiveDrive.org.
“People’s Choice” awards will be presented in various categories, and other
special awards and prizes are planned.
Vehicle entrants for the Octane Party will be charged $5 per
vehicle until June 30. After that date, the fee will increase to $10 per
vehicle, and $15 per vehicle will be charged on the day of the show. The fee
includes two adult admission tickets. Spectator admission tickets are $10 per
person with free admission for children age 12 and under.
The event will kick off the annual Beehive Drive (formerly
known as the Utah Fast Pass), which will begin its annual tour around Utah the
following day. Like the Beehive Drive, proceeds from the Octane Party will be
donated to the Utah Highway Patrol’s Honoring Heroes Foundation, which benefits widows and orphans of fallen police
officers and officers injured in the line of duty, as well as community grants
and educational scholarships in the cities and towns visited by the Beehive
“We are creating an annual event to complement the Beehive
Drive that is open to all car and motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Zane Miller,
event organizer. “Owners and admirers of interesting vehicles are encouraged to
attend this showcase of the coolest rides from throughout Utah and the
Intermountain West, while simultaneously benefiting some very worthwhile
One of the biggest attractions for enthusiasts will be the
first-ever gathering of all of the cars from the Larry H. Miller Total
Performance Museum. The cars are customarily split between Miller Motorsports
Park and the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colo. For the Octane Party,
all the Colorado cars will be shipped to Miller Motorsports Park and the entire
collection will be displayed outdoors on the lawn of Club MMP, including Shelby
Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Ford GT40s. Many of the cars have significant
racing histories, most notably the 1964 GT Class winner in the 1964 24 Hours of
Le Mans (Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe No. CSX-2299), the 1966 overall winner of
the first-ever 24 Hours of Daytona (Ford GT40 Mk II No. P-1015) and the winner
of the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring (Ford GT40 Mk IV No. J-4). The Larry H. Miller
collection is considered to be the most significant collection of street and
racing cars associated with the late, legendary Carroll Shelby.
The Octane Party will take place during the final day of
Bikefest, the second major event of the year at Miller Motorsports Park.
On-track activities will include motorcycle road racing from WERA and the Utah
Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Series, as well as
Supermoto racing from USA Pro Supermoto. Also on the schedule will be an
autocross event staged by the Utah Region of the Sports Car Club of America.
All Octane Party attendees will have access to the racing events.
For more information regarding the Octane Party or Beehive
Drive, visit their website at www.BeehiveDrive.org.
For additional information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE
(7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.
About Miller Performance
Miller Performance oversees three operational units: Miller
Motorsports Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports facility for automobiles,
motorcycles, karts and off-road vehicles located 35 minutes from Salt Lake City
in Tooele, Utah; the Ford Racing School, the world’s only Ford-sponsored
driving school that includes the Boss Track Attack, Raptor Assault and ST
Octane Academy programs, plus a Teen Driving School and Highway Safety School;
and Oneiro, a logistics company specializing in automotive driving programs.
For more information, visit www.MillerPerformanceUSA.com.
Miller Performance is part of Miller Sports Properties,
which includes the NBA Utah Jazz; MiLB Triple-A Salt Lake Bees; EnergySolutions
Arena; KJZZ 14 Television; The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM, 1280 AM, 960 AM);
the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah men’s professional cycling race; and All-Star