Motor Magic returns for another year

Featured car restored by Minot couple

Each year Motor Magic has a featured a special car displayed for attendees to see. For the 2018 Motor Magic, the chosen car is a 1951 Ford Woody wagon that has been restored by George and Eileen Masters of Minot. SubmittedPhoto

For any car lover, Motor Magic is an event to stop by and enjoy. Drag racing, a car show, more racing, Enduro and a classic car auction are all planned for the weekend of cars and fun.

Starting today at 10 a.m., Motor Magic will run through Sunday at Nodak Speedway, Magic City Internaltional Dragway at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds. Today will feature the Classic Car Auction with viewing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., a Historic Military Vehicle Display, Drag Racing at 5 p.m., and Enduro racing at 7 p.m.

Saturday there will be vendor booths from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Drag Racing starting at 10:30 a.m., Dirt Track Auto Racing at 5 p.m., and Dakota Cruisers Classic Car Show starting at 10 a.m. Classic Car Auction and the Historic Military Vehicle Display will run the same times as today.

Ending the Motor Magic, Sunday will continue to have vendors, Drag Racing, Dirt Track Auto Racing, Dakota Cruisers Classic Car Show, Classic Car Auction, and the Historic Military Vehicle Display all running throughout the day.

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature Daryl’s Racing Pigs at the Flickertail Gardens for shows at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Every year Motor Magic will show off a specially chosen car to be awarded the title of “The Feature Car” at the show. The chosen car is prominently displayed for attendees to view.

For the 2018 Motor Magic, the feature car was restored by George and Eileen Masters of Minot. The 1951 Ford Woody wagon has an upgraded chassis, drive train, interior, and a paint job. Masters purchased the vehicle in October 2015.

“It’s really an honor because we bring in cars from all around, so having my car be selected is quite an honor,” said Masters.

The vehicle took two and a half years to restore to the condition it will be seen in at Motor Magic. Many parts were special made for the vehicle, such as the tires so Masters could continue to use the original hubcaps.

When asked why he decided to restore the Ford Woody, Masters said, “I thought it would be neat to do because there’s none around and it’s pretty rare for the area.”

Masters does high-end car restoration for a living. He is also the president of the Dakota Cruisers whose car show features many restored classic cars for attendees to enjoy.