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The Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Draws a Record Breaking Crowd of 35,000

summitracingApril 26, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio) More than 35,000 attended the Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama, featuring 1,000 vehicles at the I-X Center in Cleveland. From the moment attendees walked into the show they were amazed to see more than one million square feet of piston powered vehicles. Led each morning by a parade of prestigious military color guard, enthusiasts spent hours, and in some instances days, soaking in the horsepower of the largest indoor showcase of custom cars, trucks, antique construction equipment, motorcycles, tractors, planes, military equipment and more of its kind in the world. Merging the Piston Power Show and the Cleveland Auto-Rama into the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama, produced by the I-X Center, proved to be a great combination and will return to the I-X Center March 14–16, 2014.
 
Vehicle registration for participants opens May 1, 2013 at  ixpistonpoweredautorama.com and Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge.  “Tens of thousands of enthusiasts came to the show including many fathers and sons, mothers and daughters and grandchildren, bringing an undeniable presence of the timeless knowledge in this industry and how that knowledge is passed along from generation to generation,” said Steve Legerski, show manager. “With the success of the 2013 show, we expect vehicle space to sell out quickly for the 2014 show.”
 
The vehicle registrations sold out in 2013, filling the entire I-X Center show floor, and more than 600 ISCA and Piston-Power Driven Series trophies, plaques and cash prizes were awarded to participants including the $2,500 Cleveland Gold Cup, for a first-time shown vehicle in Cleveland, won by Allan Woodall and his 1965 Corvette and the $1,500 Duck Award, for the first time show motorcycle, won by Brian Becker with his custom motorcycle. “After working with many of these participants over the past year to lay out the floor plan, and then see the I-X Center filled with such a variety of amazing vehicles, it was fitting that I was able to personally present such prestigious awards to the men, women, and even children who put forth so much time and effort to be part of this show,” said Bill Perrien, I-X Center director of operations.
 
Not only did the I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama bring smiles to those award winners; it also was the setting to create many special memories. “Seeing families, friends and enthusiasts gather together in one place to talk about old times while admiring the vehicles was an incredible experience. These are the kind of memories that last a lifetime.  We are honored to be part of those memories now and for years to come,” said Steve Legerski, show manager.

The show will hold a special place in the heart of one participant, Ron Fischer, of Strongsville, Ohio. Ron knew displaying his Studebaker at the show this particular weekend was not going to be easy, as he lost his beloved wife, Betty, on St. Patrick’s Day in 2009. What he didn’t know was that the days to come would turn into a great tribute to his gal. “I have always wanted to put a little remembrance on our Studie because she sure was a good co-pilot, right from day one when we went to Niagara Falls to pick-up the car,” said Ron Fischer. As fate would have it, Ron ran into an Ohio Technical College pin striper while at the show. Compassionate about Ron’s heartfelt story, she graciously offered to paint the memorial, Betty Forever, on his Studebaker giving Ron a most precious gift. “Having it done on St. Patrick’s Day was something extra special.” said Ron.
 
The collaboration of generous contributions at the show did not stop there. Many community members also generously donated to help support wounded soldier Nick Vogt, 21st U.S. Army, who was injured in Afghanistan. The Medina VFW 5137, and many other local military troops dedicated their time daily to raise $3,400 and also raise awareness of other fellow wounded warriors. Bob Bader also revealed Ohio’s only life-size Wounded Warrior Monument, being created by Milano Monuments and hand crafted out of black granite from Africa. It is scheduled to arrive at its final resting place at the Medina VFW 5137, 3916 Pearl Road, Medina, Ohio 44256, on May 18th, 2013.

The Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the largest indoor showcase of custom cars, trucks, antique construction equipment, motorcycles, tractors, planes, military equipment, and more of its kind in the world filling more than one million square feet of space with over 1,000 vehicles at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The show will return March 14-16, 2014. For more information please call 216-265-7223 (RACE), or visitixpistonpoweredautorama.com.

Submitted by I-X Center, Cleveland, OH

Break Out the Wrapping Paper The I-X Christmas Connection Returns!

(Cleveland, OH) A holiday tradition for 27 years, the I-X Christmas Connection at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio jingles back into town November 16-18, 2012, with hundreds of unique gifts, homespun crafts, and great holiday entertainment!

The Christmas shopping season starts here with up to 500 booths, including 60 new vendors, offering something for everyone on your shopping list, making your holiday shopping a breeze! Gourmet dips, woven garments, flavored coffees, chocolate-covered pretzels, handmade jewelry, furniture and much more will fill the aisles with Christmas cheer. And speaking of cheer, the NEW Christmas Wine Cellar will allow patrons to
take a break from shopping and enjoy a few wine tastings. If a favorite vino is discovered, full bottles will be available for purchase to take home.

Also NEW this year will be the Traveling Duck® Tape experience where attendees can check out a custom-made, bright green 31-foot Duck® Bus and learn about the history and timeline of Duck® Tape, look at creative items made from it, and take part in interactive activities all around their favorite tape. A free roll of Duck® brand duct tape will be given to the first 500 attendees each day of the show courtesy of Duck® Brand!
With so many items to take home, attendees will truly appreciate the Shop and Drop,allowing them to place their holiday purchases in one convenient location while they explore the show floor. Gift wrapping will also be available.

Kids will have a great time getting in the holiday spirit with special features meant just for them! In SantaLand they can write and mail their letters to Santa, or stick around to meet the jolly old elf in person. The Sugar Plum Shoppe is perfect for pint-sized wallets and lets them buy special little gifts for Mom and Dad. At Gingerbread Square, the first
700 kids will have the chance to decorate – and eat! – their own holiday cookie. A giant gingerbread house will be on display to help inspire some sweet ideas.

Back by popular demand is “Breakfast with Santa.” Mrs. Claus, along with many of Santa’s Elves, will enjoy a hot breakfast while waiting to see if Santa can find his way to the I-X Center! A special present from Santa and great photo opportunities (patrons must bring own camera) are included with this package. Please note that “Breakfast with Santa” tickets can only be purchased online or at the box office the day of the show.
A newly-designed stage will host live entertainment throughout the weekend using comfortable theater-style seating. To get everyone into the holiday mood, local choirs, dance teams and bands will be playing and performing all of the holiday favorites.

Included on the roster is Northeast Ohio’s own Singing Angels, who will take the stage for two magical performances on Friday evening. The non-profit group is a Cleveland institution supporting youth in arts and music, and have performed throughout the region as well as to international audiences.

The I-X Cleveland Christmas Connection has all the holiday shopping fun November 16-18, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, One I-X Center Drive on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.

General admission $10.99 onsite; Children ages 12 and under FREE. Advanced
discount tickets are just $8.99 each at Marc’s. Don’t forget about the NEW Family Christmas Packs which include four tickets and a parking pass for only $39.99 (while supplies last)! Tickets to Breakfast with Santa available online only.

For more information visit us at www.ixchristmasconnection.com. Follow the I-X Christmas Connection on Facebook!

Submitted by:
Carol Lindley (216) 265-2647
Email: clindley@ixcenter.com

 

I-X Trick or Treat Street Returns

(Cleveland, OH) The 3rd annual I-X Trick or Treat Street returns to the I-X Center October 20 & 21 and October 26-28, in Cleveland, Ohio. The not-so-scary Halloween event is geared for kids ages 10 and younger with 12 themed candy stations, amusement rides, costume characters, and much more, all included in one low price!

With everything inside under one roof, little princesses and super-heroes won’t have to worry about the weather stopping their fun. The show has even expanded its hours to accommodate more happy trick-or-treaters. “It’s a great family event to enjoy, no matter what Mother Nature is doing outside,” said Director of Marketing and Show Manager Amy Girton. “Don’t get chilled to the bone this Halloween – come in and have some fun at a great low price!” In addition to discount and group ticket offers, a FREE parents’ ticket to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park will be given to each Mom or Dad, a value of $24.00 per ticket . Restrictions apply.

Children and parents will love the 12 creatively themed ‘ spooktacular’ candy stations with costumed staff passing out pre-approved, individually packaged candy. The street empties out into a giant Festival Area with plenty of things to see and do, including amusement rides, a giant slide, a play area filled with toys, and the 3D Mystery Manor, a Halloween-themed house complete with a vortex tunnel! Ghoulish Mini Golf will give families a chance to share the fun together, and a Pony Ride ring full of fall festiveness will delight wee ghosts and goblins (additional fees apply). Parents can also get some ideas on pumpkin-carving courtesy of Chef Alford and the culinary department of the University of Akron.

Great Halloween fun starts the first weekend with the Spooky Kooky Magic Show on October 20 & 21. Kids will learn about Halloween safety while enjoying majic tricks and puppetry. Jungle Terry will bring his critter pals big and small each weekend on the Main Stage (see website for times). Everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving feline Garfield will appear October 20 and 21, and Funshine Care Bear will bring the hugs October 27 and 28. Live entertainment with local dance and singing acts will take place on the Main Stage both weekends!

The I-X Trick or Treat Street starts Saturday, October 20 from 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday, October 21 from 11:00am – 7:00pm and opens again Friday, October 26 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, October 27 from 11:00am – 9:00pm; and Sunday, October 28 from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Advanced discount tickets are available at Marc’s starting October 3rd for just $11.99 each for adults and children. NEW this year are Family Pumpkin Packs, which includes four tickets and a parking pass for only $44.99 (while supplies last)!

Tickets sold onsite at the I-X Center will be $13.99 for adults and children, seniors 60 and over are $9.99. Children two and under are FREE, however if you would like them to participate in trick or treating, a ticket must be purchased. Group tickets are available for just $9.99 each with a group of 10 or more. Groups can order online or call (800) 897-3942 for more details.

The I-X Trick or Treat Street is located at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call 800-897-3942, or visit us online at www.ixtrickortreatstreet.com.

Submitted by:

Carol Lindley
Special Events Marketing Assistant

International Exposition Center
(ph) 216-265-2647

All Hail the Return of Hops! International Beer Fest is Back for Another Round

(Cleveland, OH) The I-X Center proudly announces the return of International BeerFest, the largest showcase and competition of world beers in the Midwest, held May 11 & 12, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The event will feature three public tasting sessions with over 200 stellar breweries from around the world pouring upwards of 800 select beers – tickets are on sale now at http://www.ixbeerfest.com.

“We were very pleased with the attendance last year, and are looking to build on the excitement and enthusiasm the event generated,” said Robert Peterson, President, I-X Center. “International Beer Fest has quickly grown to become the largest beer centric festival in the Midwest, and we hope to get bigger and better with each installment.”

International Beer Fest features appearances by celebrity brewers, respected authors and entertaining personalities sharing enlightening industry insights on The SPEAKeasy, Brew U and Tasting Room stages. From discussions to demonstrations and food pairings, renowned beer experts reveal how they have shaped the industry and will meet patrons during interactive sessions (schedules can be found on www.ixbeerfest.com). In addition to the stages, the Real Ale Bar returns to the show floor with a variety of cask-conditioned beer, including Founder’s Brewing Company’s Centennial IPA.

International Beer Fest Features:

Educational programming abounds at Brew U, where beer-centric demonstrations and discussions presented by regional brewers highlight trends in beer styles, food pairings, economic developments and sustainable brewing.

The International Beer Fest Awards Ceremony is hosted on The SPEAKeasy stage between scheduled presentations across all three sessions by some of the world’s most highly regarded brewmasters and industry professionals.

The Tasting Room offers seminars on food and beer pairings identifying beer flavors and more.

Vendors specializing in beer-related products offer their wares on the Fest Floor.

Officially licensed brewery apparel and event merchandise will be available exclusively in the Festival Store.

Live entertainment including a Silent Disco, plus a selection of Cleveland’s premier Food Trucks and more!

NEW! Mixology Bar and Meads & Cider Showcase, featuring a full-range of unique beer alternatives.

All features are included with ticket purchase. Patrons keenly interested in exceptional beers and a unique encounter can also purchase a VIP exBEERience ticket which includes all of the Fest Features above, PLUS additional tasting tickets, commemorative t-shirt and access to the VIP Brewers Lounge, where tappings of limited edition beers not available on the main floor, complimentary hor d’oeurves and the opportunity to meet and mingle with renowned brewers are available.

Tasting Sessions:

Session 1 — Friday, May 11 from 7-11 p.m.
Session 2 — Saturday, May 12 from 1-5 p.m.
Session 3 — Saturday, May 12 from 7-11 p.m.

Pricing:

Single-Session General Admission
(Choose from Session 1, 2, or 3): $45
Single-Session “VIP exBEERience”
(Choose from Session 1, 2, or 3): $75
ALL-Session General Admission
(Includes ALL 3 Sessions): $120
ALL-Session “VIP exBEERience”
(Includes ALL 3 Sessions): $200
Designated Driver Ticket – excludes alcohol sampling
(Choose Session 1, 2, OR 3): $10

To maximize the VIP exBEERience, only a limited number of tickets are available.

General Admission Ticket includes:
Admission to selected session(s)
36 tasting tickets good for 2-ounce pours each
Commemorative tasting cup
Access to all public special appearances, demonstrations and educational programming
Festival program

VIP exBEERience Admission Ticket includes:

ALL benefits of General Admission PLUS….
6 additional tasting tickets good for 2-ounce pours each
Commemorative T-Shirt
Access to VIP Brewers Lounge to enjoy select rare and/or limited edition beers
Exclusive programming
Opportunity to meet and mingle with prominent Brewers
Complimentary hors d’oeurves and food pairings

International Beer Fest is held May 11 & 12, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland,Ohio, One I-X Center Drive on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.ixbeerfest.com. For more information call 216.265.7468 or visit us online at http://www.ixbeerfest.com. Follow International Beer Fest on Facebook and Twitter!

Submitted by:
IX Center, Carol Lindley
Email: clindley@ixcenter.com

The Spring Fabulous Food Show Gets a Green Thumb

(Cleveland, OH) If yard work and hardscaping sounds like a fantastic way to spend the weekend, the Spring Fabulous Food Show is the place for new ideas and products helping the weekend warrior. The event takes place April 28 & 29, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and focuses on outdoor living and entertaining. From creating an urban garden to fabricating stamped concrete, there are plenty of demonstrations and displays to get backyard escapes ready for summer!

“The Spring Fabulous Food Show gives us an opportunity to move from the kitchen to the deck,” said Eric German, executive show director. “We’ve brought in some of the most recognized companies in outdoor lifestyle products, from Weber Grill to locally owned Petitti Gardens. The show will literally be embracing the outdoor living lifestyle with the Weber Grilling Pavilion located on the exterior of the I-X Center, the first time we’ve expanded off the main floor.”

Landscaping companies will bring the outdoors indoors on several key locations throughout the show floor. The Outdoor Living Pavilion will be the centerpiece of these efforts, with live demonstrations from landscaping and design experts. Learn how to create your dream deck, plan an outdoor kitchen, or tailor your gardens to provide edible herbs and vegetables for that next backyard blowout. Concrete professionals will show how creative you can be with this versatile material as they stamp, stain, and seal for patios and walkways

 The Spring Fabulous Food Show retains an element that fans can’t do without – celebrity chefs! The top grillers in the business, from Food Show veteran Bobby Flay to first-time appearances by Emeril Lagasse, “Barbeque Bible” grilling authority Steven Raichlen, and Weber Grills’ Jamie Purviance will all take turns manning the grill and sharing their outdoor cooking tips and techniques. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com, and include admission to one celebrity chef show in the Backyard Patio Theatre. 

The show floor will have several areas incorporating outdoor features and products, including the Tasting Gardens hosted by the American Wine School. More than 300 wines, spirits and specialty beers will be available to sip, swirl, and savor. Seminars in the Cadillac Tasting Theatre will help select the perfect beverage for outdoor gatherings, and the conveniently located Wine Cellar will allow patrons to purchase their favorite finds onsite. Nearby the Taste of the Beer Fest will showcase four Cleveland food trucks and offer up to 50 different brew samplings.

The Farmer’s Market Stage will offer advice on wellness and sustainability and will host area chefs with fresh new recipe ideas. Local CSA’s and farmer’s markets such as Fresh Fork will be presenting on stage in addition to selling products onsite. Other features will emphasize growing ideas such as an herb spiral garden, a raised bed hoop house, and a hydroponics display.

Spring Fabulous Food Show Tickets on Sale

Ticket prices: One-day Admission ticket: $25 (advanced) online at http://www.fabulousfoodshow.com, or $30.00 onsite and online April 28 & 29, 2012, at the I-X Center.

Each ticket includes admission to exhibits and seating to see one of your favorite celebritychefs, and also allows patrons to see other celebrity chefs on the day of the visit — on a firstcome, first-served basis. See website for standby and ticket upgrade procedures.

Event Hours:
Saturday, April 28 — 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 29 — 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Spring Fabulous Food Show is held at the I-X Center at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit us online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com

NEW Spring Fabulous Food Show Fires Up the Grill and the Fun!

Let the backyard barbeque battles begin!  The first edition of the Spring Fabulous Food Show pays homage to the masters of the flame April 18 & 29, 2012, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  Tickets are on sale now for the best celebrity grillers in the business, from Fabulous Food Show favorite Bobby Flay to first time appearances by Emeril Lagasse, “Barbeque Bible” grilling authority Steven Raichlen, and Weber Grills’ Jamie Purviance!  Tickets can be purchased online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com and include admission to one celebrity chef show in the Backyard Patio Theatre.

“Hosting the show in April allows for a whole new food show experience,” said Eric German, executive show director.  “While the fall show emphasizes holiday cooking and entertainment, this event will encompass the entire outdoor living experience, from designing the perfect patio to becoming a master griller.  It will get people ‘thinking spring” and about getting back outside!”

Helping patrons get to “grill mode” will be a powerhouse of celebrity chefs that have taken outdoor cooking to a new level.  Emeril Lagasse, host of Emeril’s Table on the Hallmark Channel and Cooking Channel’s Fresh Food Fast, The Originals with Emeril, and Emeril Live, makes his Spring Fabulous Food Show debut on Sunday, April 29th in the Backyard Patio Theatre.  A TV cooking veteran, Lagasse’s unbeatable passion for cooking and teaching will surely inspire any backyard warrior to turn up the heat!

Make the next cookout the envy of neighbors.  Barbeque master, lecturer and grilling authority Steven Raichlen joins the celebrity chef lineup, sharing some of his best practices and insight into the world barbeque.  Raichlin has written a multitude of cookbooks for grilling aficionados and hosts his own “Barbeque University” in Colorado Springs.

No stranger to the Fabulous Food Show, Bobby Flay returns to break out some of his favorite grilling recipes!  Flay hosts the widely-popular Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Boy Meets grill, Brunch @ Bobby’s, Bobby Flay’s Barbeque Addition, and Emmy-award winning Grill It! with Booby Flay.

Grilling expert Jamie Purviance represents Weber Grills and will share his expertise in the Weber Grilling Pavilion, an outdoor feature of the show.  Purviance has authored many Weber grilling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling, Weber’s Charcoal Grilling, Weber’s Way to Grill, and his latest book, Weber’s Smoke.  Purviance will host live demonstrations on grilling, barbeque, and smoking techniques, and will also be joined by Weber Grilling Academy Grillmaster Kevin Kolman. Kolman will offer insight and tips on the best Weber equipment to match any cooking challenge.

Create a great memory with your favorite chef and get their autographs at the Celebrity Book Signing Pavilion!  A Book Store will be on-site with all celebrity chef books for sale. 

Additional show features include the Outdoor Living Stage, hosted by industry professionals presenting the latest products and ideas to help consumers create their own outdoor paradise.  Learn how to perk up a backyard with new hardscaping tips, design a stress-free garden, or build a patio perfect for entertaining.

An expanded Farmer’s Market will offer fresh local produce and products, while the Farmer’s Market Stage will feature local chefs highlighting seasonal dishes and gardening tips.

Spring Fabulous Food Show Tickets on Sale
Ticket prices:  One-day Admission ticket: $25 (advanced) online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com or $30.00 onsite and online April 28-29, 2012, at the I-X Center.

Each ticket includes admission to exhibits and seating to see one of your favorite celebrity chefs, and also allows patrons to see other celebrity chefs on the day of the visit — on a first-come, first-served basis.  See website for standby and ticket upgrade procedures.

Event Hours:   Saturday, April  28 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 29 – 10:00 Am – 6:00 PM

The Spring Fabulous Food Show is held at the I-X Center at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.  For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit us online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com.

(Above information submitted by Carol Lindley, I-X Center)

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