Future Of Popular Motor Mayhem Uncertain

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation announced it will not sponsor Motor Mayhem this year. P-J file photo by Dennis Phillips

The future of a popular annual event in downtown Jamestown is up in the air, and a number of residents and community members are expressing their concerns.

Recently, it came to light that the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has opted not to sponsor its annual Motor Mayhem event, which regularly draws hundreds of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts to the downtown area over the course of a weekend in August.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, which sponsors several events throughout the city — including the annual “Third Thursday” concert series, the Hands On Jamestown citywide clean-up event, the weekly Jamestown Public Market throughout the summer months, and the Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration — has removed the link to Motor Mayhem on the event page of its website at jamestownrenaissance.org.

According to Kristy Kathman, JRC interim executive director, the board of directors discussed at length whether to continue sponsoring Motor Mayhem and ultimately decided against it this year.

“Our board felt (Motor Mayhem) is something that we were no longer able to do,” Kathman said. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make.”

See tomorrow’s edition of The Post-Journal for more.