Contributed by Bob Vail, Written by Tara Bush
The car scene should be fun and for the Keystone Motor Club in Tampa, it still is. They have a special theme every month and the summer shenanigans are worth mentioning here. They are not afraid of rain or heat, they don’t close down.
July brought on the heat wave, but the Club stays cool but dipping their feet in the grassy field beside the show. A sprinkler system from an underground well provides ice cold and clean water to dip the feet into. They encourage flip flops and Hawaiian shirts. This month’s grand door prize was a real and authentic dashboard hula doll…no joke.
The registration table, by the way the show is free, has 96 pounds of ice for bottled water and a do-it-yourself root beer floats. One member donated souvenir umbrella straws (just like the beach drinks) plus spoons & napkins. All this was free to attending car show people.
Remembrance photos can be taken on a “simulated cruise ship” with a beach backdrop plus free Hawaiian leis and a two loaner hats to mark the occasion. By now if you are not feeling like you’re in the tropics, at 11am there is a ceremonial “pouring of the sand” to get the party started.
If you want to experience a cruise-in like no other, with a fun bunch of car enthusiasts, stop by on the third Saturday of each month between 10am-1pm at Fox’s Corner, 16921 Gunn Hwy, Odessa.