Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What can I expect at the 2020 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama?
The 2021 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama will celebrate its 54th year in Cleveland at the I-X Center, March 12 – 14, 2021 under a new theme!!!

What’s in store for 2021? All roads will lead to Cleveland for Piston Powered March Motor Mania 2.o at the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama. March 12th – 14th, 2021 at the I-X Center featuring the Hot Rod Asylum, Gasser Madness Machines and insane show cars and bikes from across the country. The show will be kolored by Krazy Paint! If a piston makes it go, it’s in this show!

Q. What about tickets and kids pricing for 2021?
Ticket will be $20 for adults. Kids 12 and under will be free in 2021. Tickets will go on sale on Black Friday, November 27, 2020. Discounted tickets will be available at select locations for only $18 and once again, we’ll have our deepest discount for the Military at the box office only. Group rates are available, too.

Q. Do you have a Military Discount?
Yes. Eligible member or spouse (but not both) may purchase up to 6 tickets, provided one is used by the purchasing member/spouse. Tickets are available to active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses. Must show Current, Retired or Dependent Military ID to receive discount. Veterans must show DD214. Limit 6 tickets: At I-X Center Box Office only. General Admission at Show $15. Kids 12 and Under FREE.

Q. When will you start taking applications for the 2021 show? How do apply to be one of the featured cars in the 20’ x 20’ areas? What about becoming a Crusin’ Time All Star and being featured on Thunder Row?

As of 12:01am EST today (Wednesday, July 1st), applications are being accepted for the 2021 Piston Powered Auto-Rama, but space is limited. “The application process for the 2021 will be very limited,” said Legerski. “We provided all 2020 participants, both non-commercial and commercial, the opportunity to a receive a refund by opting out of their place in the show. We were both amazed and humbled by the number of participants who retained their space for the 2021 show. Of the 1036 available spots, only 17 spaces are available on the non-commercial vehicles. That’s an incredible 98.36% retention rate for the 2021 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama.”

Legerski said, “Anyone interested in one of these non-commercial spots will need to contact me directly with a description of their vehicle along with an electronic photograph. I will then route the RFP (Request for Placement) to the appropriate Acceptance and Placement Committee for consideration.”

Motorcycle area?
The motorcycle area will be featured on the Main Floor and like 2021, we will be inviting some of the top bike builders from across the country to be part of the show.

Q. You had the Model Car Contest over the last two years. Is that coming back?
Yes it will be back in 2021. Same deal as last year. All model(s) need to be submitted by 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 13. Judging will take place Sunday morning with the awards beginning at 11:00 am. All models must be picked up by 6:00 pm Sunday. Any models not claimed at the close of the show, become property of the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama.

Q. What about commercial space? Will you have the Swap Meet and Toy Modelers back in 2021?
Yes we will. There are a limited number of slots for vendors for 2021. There are only 90 10’ x 10’ booth spaces available on the Main Floor. There are 84 swap meet tables and 70 Toy Modeler tables available. In 2019, all the commercial space was sold out and we expect the same to happen in 2021.

Q. Why limit the commercial space?
Two reasons. One: We understand that our attendees work hard for their money and expect to see a LOT of Piston Powered vehicles when they walk into the show. We have and will continue to deliver value to them. That’s a promise!!! Two: We limit the number of commercial vendors to maximize interactivity between each vendor and all of the attendees.

Q. How much is Parking?
$10. Cash or credit is accepted for parking fees. Motorcycle parking is free courtesy of Ohio Bike Week.

Q. Are Wheelchairs or Strollers Available?
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. A photo ID must be left with the attendant to secure return. There are no strollers or wagons available to rent; however, you may bring your own.

Q. Can I bring my Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal?
The I-X Center allows service animals at the I-X Center. Emotional support animals are not allowed at the I-X Center. Service animal defined by Title II and Title III of the ADA: A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Tasks performed can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, reminding a person to take medication, or pressing an elevator button. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals either. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. It does not matter if a person has a note from a doctor that states that the person has a disability and needs to have the animal for emotional support. A doctor’s letter does not turn an animal into a service animal. 

Q. Can I bring in my own food or beverages?
No outside food, beverages, coolers or sack lunches are allowed in the facility. For your convenience, we have numerous concession stands and bistros which carry a variety of food items including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, deli sandwiches, salads, french fries, pretzels, assorted snacks, and more.

Q. Is there an ATM available?
Yes, there are ATMs available in both the East and West lobbies.

Q. Do you offer shuttle service?
The I-X Center does not offer shuttle service; however, if you stay at some of our partner or surrounding hotels, they may have shuttle service available for I-X Center patrons.

Q. Can I use a credit card or personal check to purchase tickets?
We do accept major credit cards at most shows; however, we do not accept personal checks.

Q. Do you have a paging system?
The I-X Center does not have a paging system. Please be sure to designate a meeting spot and departure time for your group.

Q. Will the Ferris Wheel  be operating?