Villages Monthly Cruise In
Jun05

Villages Monthly Cruise In

Contributed by Ed Sindoni The “snowbirds” may have left, but the car count is still over 200 here in The Villages.  This show is open first to the residents of the community, and then others may be allowed in if there is room.  Each month a different Villages’ car club has the honor of hosting the event and leading the vehicles into the square for display.  On hand to feed the crowd are the brick and mortar establishments as well as...

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Dade City’s Special Cruisers
May31

Dade City’s Special Cruisers

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Classic cars (and soon-to-be classics), hot rods and antiques gathered at downtown Dade City for the monthly show surrounding the historic courthouse.  At these shows, one expects to find interesting and appealing vehicles, but the owners are just as interesting.  Why do they own that particular collectible?  Usually, it’s a connection to the past, but sometimes, “opportunity knocks”. One such owner of a ’66...

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Gainesville’s Gator Nationals
May22

Gainesville’s Gator Nationals

Contributed by Ed Sindoni Writing this article, I thought that I would take a different approach.  Instead of describing the racing per se (go to www.nhra.com for this), I’d like to compare the NHRA brand of racing to NASCAR. THE ENTRANCE – When you enter Gainesville Raceway, you walk right across pit road, on your way to the mid-way, pits, and/or your seat. Want to take a picture of the race cars lining up for their runs, it’s not a...

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Quail Run Car Show
May11

Quail Run Car Show

Contributed by Ed Sindoni March 11, 2017 – Quail Run RV Park is quite an outstanding location for a show as the vehicles were nestled among the RVs, under the massive trees, and alongside the park’s facilities.  Driving along the road to the main staging area is quite picturesque as you will see. Entering the show area, it was difficult to miss the red 1941 Chevy convertible.  The newly finished machine was driven from...

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Combustion Chamber – Festivals of Speed
May01

Combustion Chamber – Festivals of Speed

Submitted by Casey J. Porter, video/photographer Combustion Chamber is a new You Tube show featuring very special cars, the drivers, and the stories behind it. From Exotic Supercars to American Muscle, and Custom Trucks, Casey finds out what makes these Florida vehicles so unique. On this episode, Combustion Chamber is on the road at the 2017 Festivals of Speed Amelia Island, which is a luxury lifestyle event located at the Omni...

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Combustion Chamber – 2002 Dodge Viper GTS
Apr20

Combustion Chamber – 2002 Dodge Viper GTS

Submitted by Casey J. Porter, video/photographer Owner Jim Cameron Combustion Chamber is a new You Tube show featuring very special cars, the drivers, and the stories behind it. From Exotic Supercars to American Muscle, and Custom Trucks, Casey finds out what makes these Florida vehicles so unique. This episode features a V-10 8 liter 488 engine 2002 Viper GTS.  It is not only unique because it’s a limited production Viper, or...

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Better Off Dead: A Camaro Story…
Apr18

Better Off Dead: A Camaro Story…

Contributed by Russ Muller Photography Owner Don Musica, Winter Springs Published in Eckler’s Chevy Classics Magazine There’s only a handful of movie cars that are instantly recognizable to most people; Burt Reynold’s black Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am, John Milner’s ’32 Deuce Coupe from American Graffiti, Steve McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang. But there’s a famous Camaro out there too, albeit not quite as instantly recognized. If...

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30th Mustang & Ford Roundup
Mar17

30th Mustang & Ford Roundup

Contributed by Russ Muller Photography On Saturday, February 25 2017, the Mid-Florida Mustang Club (MFMC) held their 30th Annual Mustang & Ford Roundup in historic downtown Longwood.  According to Joe Rodriguez of MFMC there were over 300 cars in attendance, between the show cars and specialty displays. And I photographed most of them… Before getting to the show details, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what the Mustang...

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Devereaux-Kaiser Collector Car Meet
Mar14

Devereaux-Kaiser Collector Car Meet

Contributed by Tara Bush I was determined, come hell or high water, that I was going to attended this show to see what 1200 cars in a field looked like.  Well, the high water did come…myself and about 60 other cars were optimistic that the weather would improve.  Cold and dreary was forecasted but my plan to travel from Orlando to Bradenton the night before was not going to deter me from my quest.  I have learned not to pay much heed...

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Boggy Bottom Auto Show
Mar06

Boggy Bottom Auto Show

Contributed by Tara Bush January in Central Florida is a wonderful time of year; the sky is bluer, the birds sing more, the breeze blows harder and the car shows are in abundance.  It is hard to pick which shows to attend, but with a name like Boggy Bottom, it’s hard to pass this one up…if only for curiosity sake.  Accommodating up to 3,500 guests, this 200-acre privately owned paradise is located in the secluded woodlands of the...

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Florida Car Scene – A Year-Round Experience
Jan22

Florida Car Scene – A Year-Round Experience

Contributed by Steve Klein  –  Photos by Russ Muller Photography   When people think of Florida, sunshine, palm trees, beaches, amusement parks and drinks with umbrellas often come to mind. However, Florida, and Central Florida in particular, offers much more for car enthusiasts of every sort and is home to thousands of amazing cars and a very strong and active car community. There are multiple shows, races, and other show...

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