Motor Mayhem revs up downtown

“Motor Mayhem” will return to downtown Jamestown this Friday with the Downtown Cruisin’ classic car show and Thunder in the Streets motorcycle rally, presented by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. 

The two events, now combined as Motor Mayhem, will take place from 3pm to 9pm on August 15 along Third Street from Spring to Jefferson. In addition to the hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles that will be on display, the afternoon and evening will feature live music, stunt shows, food and retail vendors, and a kids’ activity zone.

Downtown Cruisin’ welcomes all owners of classic cars to display their vehicles. During the afternoon and evening, drivers may enter at the corner of Spring and Third Streets by providing a $5 donation to support the event. They will then be guided to parking spots along Third Street and cross streets between Spring and Washington by volunteers from Der Kobblers Automobile Association.  

At the same time, Thunder in the Streets will take over Third Street next to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The Anti-Tainment Stunt Team will showcase three professional motorcycle stunt shows at 4pm, 6:30pm, and 8:30pm in front of the arena. Motorcycle owners who wish to display their bikes may do so by entering West Third Street from Washington.  

Live music will be featured at both ends of Third Street throughout Motor Mayhem. A stage at the corner of Main and Third will feature live music by Amanda Barton and Bill Ward between 4pm and 6pm, and the band Ruckus between 7pm and 9pm. A stage at Renaissance Square, corner of Third and Lafayette, will feature music by Two for Flinching between 4pm and 6pm, and music for DJ Dan Myers from 7pm to 9pm.

An outdoor beverage garden will be operated by Shawbucks along East Second Street, adjacent to the bar. Numerous downtown restaurants and bars will be open during the event, and several on-street vendors will be selling food and other refreshments.

A Kidz Zone featuring a bounce house, games, and other activities will occupy Third Street between Washington Street and Foundry Alley, in front of the Renaissance Center. The activities will be coordinated by Eventz by Scott. 

Just added: The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts will be screening Gumball Rally at 8 pm. Gumball Rally is a hilarious cult classic road rally movie that travels the entire United States. The movie is rated PG and has a running time of 105 minutes. Watch the trailer hereShare the event on Facebook with your friends

Motor Mayhem is presented by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and sponsored by Media One, Shults Auto Group, and the Comfort Inn, with additional support from Harley Davidson of Jamestown and the Der Kobblers Automobile Association.

Visit or JRC's Facebook page to learn more about the event.