Private Tours Highlight Daytime Activities of Blackie Roast!

-John Lawson's private collection will be open for tours Saturday, November 3rd during the day of Blackie's Roast

In case you hadn’t heard – Blackie Gejeian – founder of the Fresno Autorama and promoter par excellence is being roasted in downtown Fresno this fall! The gala event, billed as The Celebrity Roast of Blackie Gejeian and salute to Fresno Motorsports Heroes takes place Saturday, November 3rd at THE GRAND – the opulent, newly restored banquet hall in downtown Fresno (

While the roast takes place in the evening, several daytime activities are taking place to add to the overall event experience.  John Lawson’s pristine collection of automotive memorabilia and his world renown personal museum featuring over thirty 1932 Fords will be open from 10am-2pm for roast attendees to enjoy. If you can manage to pick your tongue off the floor in time, Charlie Lambetecchio will also be hosting the crowds at his private garage showcasing his AMBR winning 1936 Ford as well as a host of prestigious cars and collectables.

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this once in lifetime opportunity to experience these two private collections by day, then laugh your ass off and pay tribute to a true hot rodding legend that evening!

For complete roast details, hotel accommodations and to order your roast tickets, visit

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