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 hotrod.com/events/roadkillnights. Final capacity limits, rules and regulations will be in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.