1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV, chassis J-4
1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV, chassis J-4

Complete Larry Miller Collection on Display

The Octane Party, a show for automobiles and motorcycles of all types including a display of the Larry H. Miller performance car collection, will hold its debut event on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

The Octane Party welcomes all types of cars and motorcycles to what is planned as “Utah’s party of the year for motorheads.” Vehicle registration is available at BeehiveDrive.org. “People’s Choice” awards will be presented in various categories, and other special awards and prizes are planned.

Vehicle entrants for the Octane Party will be charged $5 per vehicle until June 30. After that date, the fee will increase to $10 per vehicle, and $15 per vehicle will be charged on the day of the show. The fee includes two adult admission tickets. Spectator admission tickets are $10 per person with free admission for children age 12 and under.

The event will kick off the annual Beehive Drive (formerly known as the Utah Fast Pass), which will begin its annual tour around Utah the following day. Like the Beehive Drive, proceeds from the Octane Party will be donated to the Utah Highway Patrol’s Honoring Heroes Foundation, which benefits widows and orphans of fallen police officers and officers injured in the line of duty, as well as community grants and educational scholarships in the cities and towns visited by the Beehive Drive.

“We are creating an annual event to complement the Beehive Drive that is open to all car and motorcycle enthusiasts,” said Zane Miller, event organizer. “Owners and admirers of interesting vehicles are encouraged to attend this showcase of the coolest rides from throughout Utah and the Intermountain West, while simultaneously benefiting some very worthwhile charities.”

One of the biggest attractions for enthusiasts will be the first-ever gathering of all of the cars from the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum. The cars are customarily split between Miller Motorsports Park and the Shelby American Collection in Boulder, Colorado. For the Octane Party, all the Colorado cars will be shipped to Miller Motorsports Park and the entire collection will be displayed outdoors on the lawn of Club MMP, including Shelby Cobras, Shelby Mustangs and Ford GT40s. Many of the cars have significant racing histories, most notably the 1964 GT Class winner in the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe No. CSX-2299), the 1966 overall winner of the first-ever 24 Hours of Daytona (Ford GT40 Mk II No. P-1015) and the winner of the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring (Ford GT40 Mk IV No. J-4).

The Octane Party will take place during the final day of Bikefest, the second major event of the year at Miller Motorsports Park. On-track activities will include motorcycle road racing from WERA and the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains Series, as well as Supermoto racing from USA Pro Supermoto. Also on the schedule will be an autocross event staged by the Utah Region of the Sports Car Club of America. All Octane Party attendees will have access to the racing events.

For Octane Party or Beehive Drive even information, visit BeehiveDrive.org. For more information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit MillerMotorsportsPark.com.

[Source: Miller Motorsports Park]