May 2021 Last year may have put the brakes on the best exhibition of collector cars and recognized artists in the Midwest, but this year the organizers and sponsors of Artomobilia Weekend are revving up for their best event weekend since the inception of Artomobilia in 2008! What\u2019s New for 2021? I spoke with Artomobilia Event Director John Leonard about what\u2019s new this year and what automotive enthusiasts can expect at all of the remarkable events throughout Artomobilia Weekend. Leonard also shared the details about a brand-new event that will kick off the Artomobilia season, if you will, this coming June\u2014GO LIKE HELL! 10000 Rally, presented by Gator Motorsport. The GO LIKE HELL! 10000 Rally is inspired by Carroll Shelby and his distinct and charismatic approach to his road and race cars. As characterized in the movie \u201cFord v Ferrari,\u201d Shelby defies Ford management in signaling to Ken Miles to exceed the 7,000 rpm limit and \u201cGo Like Hell!\u201d This rally is a rain-or-shine, untimed, noncompetitive road rally through the nicest, windiest backroads in Hamilton and surrounding counties. The Artomobilia team has managed to find the most interesting 90-minute drive, starting at the impressive St. Vincent facility in Carmel and ending at the unique First Wing Jet Center in Zionsville. The GO LIKE HELL! 10000 will give folks the opportunity to enjoy one another\u2019s cars, and company, from what is widely considered a safe outdoor environment. \u201cThis is an evening event on Saturday, June 5,\u201d Leonard said. \u201cThere will be three run groups: 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Like our previous rallies, 100% of the entry fees will go to a charity. If we get 500 cars , it will be a crisp $20,000 check that will go to our friends at the Peyton Manning Children\u2019s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. This event will really kick off our summer.\u201d Expanding the Footprint and Economic Impact Those familiar with Artomobilia Weekend will be excited to learn that SHIFT, Fuelicious and Artomobilia are coming back and will be better than ever, while adhering to the county\u2019s and city\u2019s health protocols. Like the rallies, each of the Artomobilia events support local charities and also provide an economic boost to local businesses. Artomobilia alone brings in upward of 20,000 people into the Arts & Design District. \u201cThis year\u2019s Fuelicious will benefit Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana,\u201d Leonard shared. \u201cWe\u2019ll be doing some promotional things to make some hay this August. Meals on Wheels serves north of 500 clients, two meals every day, five days a week. It is certainly a deserving charity that does some remarkable work, and our hope is to put on a great event and provide an economic opportunity that will support their continued work." This year\u2019s Artomobilia will be held on Saturday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Gator Motorsport is the title sponsor, and the featured marque is Lotus. \u201cWe will have a bunch of Lotuses on display,\u201d Leonard stated. \u201cAnd we will have a footprint that is commensurate with the health stipulations of the county and city. We will have the 26 corrals and classes that we\u2019ve always had. With the success and popularity of Porsche-Palooza, we\u2019ve extended the opportunity to BMW and Lotus, so this year we will have dedicated areas further extending our footprint on North Range Line Road for Porsche-Palooza, BMW-Palooza and Lotus-Palooza. I\u2019m super excited about that.\u201d Leonard mentioned that if he and his team secure sponsors for these \u201cPaloozas,\u201d 100% of the entry fees will go to the respective clubs\u2019 charities of their choice. Introducing Revolant\u00e9 Wrapping up Artomobilia Weekend, Leonard and his team will debut their newest event: Revolant\u00e9. This event will take place at the beautiful Bridgewater Club in Westfield on Sunday, August 29, from noon until 5 p.m. \u201cWe are going to start with a comparatively small number of significant cars\u201480 to 100\u2014that will come from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and from collectors in the Indianapolis and surrounding markets,\u201d Leonard explained. \u201cWe will have the Jim Clark car that ran in the Indianapolis 500. And in keeping with this year\u2019s theme, there will be Lotuses on display. This will be our first event on grass , and we will start selling tickets to Revolant\u00e9 in June. The tickets will be $33 per person\u201412 and under are free. And 100% of the ticket sales will go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.\u201d The Bridgewater Club\u2019s catering team will offer food and beverages that will be available for purchase throughout the event. Leonard concluded, \u201cThe team is very excited and is looking forward to a great summer. My hope is that Artomobilia Weekend will end the summer on a high note. We are committed to doing these events safely and to doing the same great job that the team has done over the last 13 years.\u201d For more information on all of these events, including ticket and registration information, visit artomobilia.org. Save The Dates! GO LIKE HELL 10000Saturday, June 5 @ 6:30 p.m. SHIFT Friday, Aug. 27 @ 8 a.m. FUELICIOUS Friday, Aug. 27 @ 7 p.m. ARTOMOBILIA Presented by Gator Motorsport Saturday, Aug. 28 @ 11:00 a.m. REVOLANT\u00c9 Sunday, Aug. 29 @ 12 p.m.