Lots of fun will rev up at Downtown Disney this weekend — Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2013 — as classic cars meet the car stars from Disney-Pixar's animated motion pictures "Cars" and "Cars 2." Car fans are sure to delight in a family-friendly weekend devoted to all things cars, that includes activities from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day at Downtown Disney's West Side:
- More than 150 classic, muscle and exotic cars are expected to line the Downtown Disney West Side promenade as the local Muscle Car Network of Central Florida displays their cars for families and judges to view. Guest will have the chance to vote on their favorite car to win the "People's Choice" and "Kid's Choice" awards.
- Automotive designer Chip Foose and Disney-Pixar "Cars" filmmaker Jay Ward will host celebrity chat shows on the Car Masters Stage throughout the weekend. Foose contributed to the design of Ramone in the Disney-Pixar "Cars" film, will also be on-hand for a signing of his Cars-inspired images and Foose design items will be available for purchase at the event.
- Put the pedal to the metal and test drive remote-control model cars of "Cars 2" at RideMakerz.
- Vehicles from the new Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway will be on display.
- New this year! Splitsville, the luxury bowling emporium, will hosts the first Car Masters Weekend Sock Hop on Saturday, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event, which will feature live entertainment, bowling competition, a buffet of Splitsville delights, limited bar, raffle prizes and special appearances by Foose and Ward. Limited tickets at $69 per person are on sale at DisneyCarEvent.com
- Pose for photos inside the newest Chevrolet models!
- Live performances by the car Masters Singers and DJ's spinning classic-car tunes from the 50's and 60's. Of course, special "Cars" merchandise will be available throughout Downtown Disney.
- Finally, cars fans can purchase tickets and cool off at the AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres for an all-day movie marathon featuring the Disney-Pixar "Cars" and "Cars 2" films.
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