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Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival to Feature Custom Car and Motorcycle Show

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Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival seems to keep getting more and more interesting as time slowly approaches the two-day event. Having recently added more metal acts such as Sepultura and Suicidal Tendencies to the bill, Metallica frontman James Hetfield stepped it up once again by announcing that there will be a car and motorcycle show at the festival.

Got something interesting in between your legs? Well, James Hetfield wants to see it! The Orion Music + More Festival will be accepting over 300 custom cars, hot rods, muscle cars and custom motorcycles submitted by fans to be displayed during the festivities. There is no entry fee for potential participants and the accepted vehicles will be displayed amongst Hetfield’s 1936 Auburn Roadster Slow Burn Custom and 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Voodoo Priest Custom.

In a video interview (below)with Hetfield about the car and motorcycle show, the Metallica frontman described his father’s affinity for drag racing motorcycles and referred to the building of custom vehicles as “a lost art.”

Hetfield spoke about his ambitions and goals for the auto show: “Maybe they [Metallica fans] wouldn’t normally go to a car show and see what really goes on there. It would be great to get a little of everything from muscle cars, to traditional stock things, to full-blown crazy customs, to dragsters, to things spittin’ flames – dangerous things, to beautiful, long elegant pieces of art. Hopefully everything so everybody can get a taste of the automobile passion and obsession that I seem to have.”

The Orion Music + More Festival is set to hit the shores of Atlantic City, N.J. on June 23 – 24.

Watch James Hetfield Talk About Orion’s Car and Motorcycle Show

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