Leonardos

Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse is preparing to finish the summer in style with the 4th annual Enid Mack Motor Mania event on August 25, and is seeking ALL types of vehicles to participate.  “In the past we have had a fire truck, a police car, new cars, several City of Enid vehicles, ambulance, race cars, tow trucks, a bucket truck, motorcycles, RV’s, ATV’s, farm equipment, and even a hearse,” commented Tabitha Buller, Event Coordinator.  “It allows children to get up close and personal to vehicles they have only seen in books.”

“This year, we are adding something new,” Buller continued.  “Children get to actually take a car apart, thanks to our friends at Southside Recycling!  It’s fun, it’s something children are usually not allowed to do, and it also promotes our new Tinkering traveling exhibit inside the museum.”  Tinkering is the eighth traveling exhibit to visit Leonardo’s as part of the Oklahoma Museum Network funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

All those who show vehicles will receive a free family pass to visit Leonardo’s another day.  Additionally, sponsor Troy Phillips, owner of Enid Mack Sales will be on hand cooking free hamburgers for all who attend.  The event is from 10 AM until noon and will conclude with a “truck parade,” led by a City of Enid fire truck.  There will also be face painting and door prizes presented throughout the event.  The cost to attend is $3 for Leonardo’s members and $6 for non-members and includes all day admission to the museum and Adventure Quest.  Adventure Quest will open at noon, immediately following the parade, and remain open (weather permitting) until 8 p.m.

Phillips will also have on hand a refurbished 1964 Mack truck, which was the first truck purchased by his father, the late Les Phillips, when he went into business.  “We welcome all makes and models of motorized vehicles,” Buller concluded.  “One thing, we would really like, but have never been able to find, is a monster truck.  We like to add new vehicles each year.”

For more information about participating in Motor Mania, contact Buller at marketing@leonardos.org or call 580-233-2787.