Car Idiots Forever™ had a booth at the 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Piston Power Auto-Rama at the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The show ran from March 16th through the 18th. We met many Car Idiots Forever who shared a multitude of great car collection/obsession stories. This video played continuously at this year's booth and features many of the Car Idiots Forever we met at the 2017 Auto-Rama! 


Dates and Times

  MARCH 15, 16 AND 17, 2019 

Friday 3 PM - 10 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM


General Admission at Box Office – $20
General Admission in advance – $18*
Kids 12 and under – FREE

*A $1 service fee per ticket will be added to your advance ticket purchase.

Discount tickets are available for $18 

at Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge and at select Discount Drug Mart store locations.

Military Discount & First Responder Discount:

Limit 6 tickets, only available at the I-X Center Box Office.
General Admission – $15*
Kids 12 and Under – FREE
*Eligible member or spouse (but not both) may purchase up to 6 tickets, provided one is used by the purchasing member/spouse. Tickets are available to active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) and First Responder (Police, Fire, EMS or Sherriff) or their spouses. Must show Current, Retired or Dependent Military ID to receive discount. Veterans must show DD214 or a VA Medical Card.




What can I expect at the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama?
The 2019 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama celebrates its 53rd year in Cleveland at the I-X Center. New for 2019 is the Fatman’s Invasion of South Hall, featuring Euros, Imports, Sport Compacts and Low Riders!

With more than 1,000 custom cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, military equipment, and vintage aircraft,  the Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama largest show of its kind in the world!

What about the motorcycle area?
The motorcycle area will be featured on the Main Floor with some of the top bike builders from across the country to be part of the auto show.

Is the Model Car Contest coming back?
Yes, it will be back in 2019. All models need to be submitted by 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 16. Judging will take place Sunday morning with the awards beginning at 11:00 am. All models must be picked up by 6:00 pm Sunday. Any models not claimed at the close of the show, become property of the I-X Center Piston Powered Auto-Rama.

Will the Swap Meet and Toy Modelers return in 2019?
Yes!  84 Swap Meet tables and 70 Toy Modeler tables are available. Last year, all the commercial space was sold out and the same is expected in 2019.

How much is Parking?
$10. Cash or credit is accepted for parking fees. Motorcycle parking is FREE courtesy of Ohio Bike Week.

Are Wheelchairs or Strollers Available?
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge. A photo ID must be left with the attendant to secure return. There are no strollers or wagons available to rent.

Can I bring my Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal?
The I-X Center allows service animals. Emotional support animals are not allowed at the I-X Center. 

Can I bring in my own food or beverages?
No outside food, beverages, coolers or sack lunches are allowed in the facility. A number of concession stands and bistros provide a variety of food items for your convenience including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, deli sandwiches, salads, french fries, pretzels, assorted snacks, and more.

Is there an ATM available?
Yes, ATMs available in both the East and West lobbies.

Is shuttle service offered?
The I-X Center does not offer shuttle service; however, if you stay at some of our partner or surrounding hotels,they may have shuttle service available for I-X Center patrons.

Can I use a credit card or personal check to purchase tickets?
Major credit cards are accepted. Personal checks are not.

Is there a paging system?
The I-X Center does not have a paging system. Please be sure to designate a meeting spot and departure time for your group.

Will the Ferris Wheel and the Zip Line be operating?