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Car Craft Summer Nationals moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky


Bowling Green, Ky. – The 2017 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals, presented by Chevrolet Performance, will take place July 21-23 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This will be the first year the highly anticipated annual automotive event will be held in Bowling Green.

The 2017 CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals will offer something for automotive enthusiasts as well as the whole family, including new features such as daytime drag races and popular annual events with nighttime drags, burnouts, autocross, and more.

“CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals continues to be one of the leading, must-attend events for automotive enthusiasts nationwide,” says TEN’s Vice President of Automotive Events Steve Freeman. “We are excited to bring this engaging event to Bowling Green and look forward to taking it to a new, expanded level.”

CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals is one of the country’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars that showcases more than 2,500 performance cars and attracts upward of 25,000 enthusiasts from across the country over the course of three days. CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals is a fun-filled family event and annual celebration of horsepower, torque, and all things automotive. Performance sponsors and vendors mingle with enthusiasts along a spectacular automotive midway, while burnout contests, drag racing, dyno pulls, a drift, and autocross challenges let the hardcore fans put their vehicles to the ultimate test amid the sights and sounds of thousands of high-horsepower vehicles on display.

Car registration information and spectator ticket details will be announced soon.

"There is no event quite like the CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals and it’s an event that my team always looks forward to,” said Craig Shantz, Manager, Chevrolet Performance Shows/Events and Specialty Vehicle Builds. “We want Chevrolet Performance to be an experienced brand; this move to Bowling Green allows for true brand integration with all the Chevy presence in town. It’s a great venue for the future of CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals. We look forward to continuing our longtime partnership with the event and being a part of yet another fantastic automotive celebration.


  • Faster, Open Autocross
  • Dyno Challenge–Test Your Torque and Horsepower Against the Best!
  • Undiscovered Builders’ Invitational
  • Pro Builders’ Shootout
  • Midnight Drags
  • Drag Racing Challenge
  • Real Street Eliminator
  • Performance Marketplace
  • Giveaways and Activities From the Main Stage
  • CAR CRAFT Editors and Photographers On-Site, Generating More Editorial Content Than Ever, While Searching for Rides Worthy of "Editor's Choice" Awards!
  • Show-`N’-Shine Competition–Outstanding Rides in 50+ Classes, Professionally Judged and Awarded
  • Meet the Staff of Car Craft Magazine
  • Burnout Competition
  • Kids Zone
  • …and much more!

For the latest information, visit, Facebook at Craft Magazine, email, or call 310-363-4231.


CAR CRAFT, a brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, is devoted to street machines, wrenching, and drag racing. It was first established in 1953 to help car guys from the novice to expert build and maintain their American rear-wheel-drive cars. The motto of the brand is “Loud, Fast, Real,” which emphasizes its more budget-oriented approach to automobile building.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit

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