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    American Cars Mania 2024: Unleashing V8 Power in Katowice

    Katowice is poised to host the premier American car and culture extravaganza in Poland and Central Europe. From June 21 to 23, 2024, Muchowiec Airport will transform into a showcase of mesmerizing vintage American vehicles and powerful muscle cars boasting engines that exceed 1,000 horsepower.

    “We are expecting well over 1,000 iconic American cars,” shares Mariusz Wypychowski, President of the American Cars Mania Foundation and the driving force behind this spectacular event.

    Jump! Jump! Low Rider Show

    Among the event’s highlights is the exhilarating Low Rider Show, featuring cars equipped with special hydraulic systems that enable them to bounce and leap with dynamic flair. Notable entries include a customized 1979 Oldsmobile and a 1964 Chevy Impala convertible.

    Win a Car with a Purpose

    Attendees can take part in a car raffle by purchasing the e-book “Drive for Health,” which outlines the foundation’s charitable initiatives. The fortunate winner will drive home in their vehicle on June 23, following the strongman competition. Proceeds from the e-book sales will support a medical ambulance offering free preventive health screenings across Poland.

    Introducing the Health Zone

    Debuting this year is the “Health Zone,” where the American Cars Mania Foundation will provide complimentary health assessments aboard their medical ambulance, “Chevi.” Oncologists will conduct skin examinations, and visitors can participate in blood donation drives and first aid workshops.

    Celebrating Mustang’s Milestone

    Enthusiasts of the Ford Mustang will celebrate the iconic car’s 60th anniversary in a dedicated area showcasing models from 1964 to the latest releases. Attendees will also have the opportunity to test drive the new Ford Bronco on a specially designed off-road course. Ford Polska, the event’s technical partner, will oversee this area.

    Top 8 Attractions at American Cars Mania:

    • Low Rider Show: Experience the thrill of bouncing cars in action.
    • Miss Pin Up 2024 Pageant: Celebrate vintage style and glamour.
    • Military and Police Vehicle Zone: Explore exhibits from the Polish Army and U.S. military reenactment groups.
    • Health Zone: Receive free medical screenings and participate in health workshops.
    • Car Giveaway: Enter to win a Dodge Challenger 5.7 HEMI R/T.
    • Live Music: Enjoy performances by Hollywood Rose (a Guns N’ Roses tribute band) and The King’s Friends (Poland’s top Elvis tribute act).
    • Viking European Strongman Cup: Witness elite strongmen from Europe compete.
    • Quarter-Mile Races: See a Tesla challenge a classic dragster.

    Strongmen Compete in Katowice

    On June 23, the event will feature strongman competitions where athletes will demonstrate their strength by lifting cars and engine blocks. This marks the return of the European Strongman Cup to Katowice after several years. A single ticket grants access to the car show, concerts, and all attractions.

    About American Cars Mania

    American Cars Mania stands as Poland's largest American car and culture event and ranks among Europe's most significant. For over a decade, it has united owners of more than 1,000 iconic American cars, blending a car rally with trade exhibitions, outdoor concerts, displays of American service vehicles, quarter-mile races, and a culinary extravaganza. Thousands of visitors, automotive luminaries, and major auto-moto corporations attend annually, embracing the spirit of The American Way of Life. Founders Mariusz Wypychowski and Adam Rostalski are also devoted to charitable causes, promoting healthy living through initiatives conducted aboard their medical ambulance.

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