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The Most Exciting Automotive Event Of The Year Is Back On Track

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We at MC&T have a particular soft spot for Roadkill Nights. Taking place at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, the event is co-hosted by MotorTrend Network’s Roadkill, and sponsored Dodge itself. The highlight of it all is watching eighth-mile drag racing take place right on Woodward Avenue, where the winners take home big money at the end of the night. It’s loud, rowdy, irreverent, and casual. Just like our favorite American muscle cars, trucks, and performance SUVs. And it’s with great pleasure to inform you that, after a COVID-related hiatus, Roadkill Nights is back for 2021. The event will take place Saturday, August 14.

M1 Concourse will also be hosting Motor Bella in place of the Detroit Auto Show later this fall, as well as the American Festival of Speed.

2021 RoadKill Nights: Details

Dodge has been closely monitoring the progress of COVID-19 cases, and worked with city and state officials to get the green light. New for 2021, Roadkill Nights has announced a special “celebrity showdown” format that will pit four popular automotive social media influencers against each other, all for $10,000 in cash for car modifications and one task: build drag racing machines capable of besting Eric Malone, star of MotorTrend’s series “Fastest Cars in the Dirty South,” in a drag race. Capturing the action will be a one-hour “Roadkill Showdown Special” on MotorTrend TV.

Like years prior, Roadkill Nights 2021 will continue to feature an outdoor car show, with awards being given out to the best muscle cars that show up, as well as thrill and drift rides in both Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats.

Additional information and details are coming soon, including spectator tickets, car show registration, participant registration for drag racing and an extensive range of packages, at Final capacity limits, rules and regulations will be in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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