Contributed by Tara Bush
If you’re ever in southeast Florida and looking for some automotive excitement, check out the monthly Supercar Saturdays on the second Saturdays at their new location, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Yes, it’s at the new guitar- shaped hotel, complete with guitar faces and brightly lit strings. This engineering masterpiece reaches 450 feet and outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass panes.
Floyd Rag started this supercar extravaganza seven years ago and it has moved around to several locations. The 7th anniversary show coincided with the first event at the Hard Rock and it did not disappoint. Starting at 9am, we arrived in our American supercar, a black 2019 Corvette ZR1 (the only one in attendance, I might add). There were three checkpoints to maneuver around. The parking marshals were trying their best to differentiate the real show cars versus the want-a-bes and daily drivers. We were being followed in by the one-and-only Bugatti (a million-dollar ride). You know you are in south Florida when you see that in your rearview mirror.
The open parking lot was adjacent to the hotel parking garage whereas many people were on the top level taking photos and videos. It was casually sectioned off by brand; Corvettes, BMW, classics, Rolls, JDM, Jeeps, etc. But the real show was the fashionably late parade of McLarens, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis. There was no less than 25 each in a rainbow of bright colors.
Remember, this is a supercar show in south Florida. Anything goes. The more outlandish, the better…and that goes for the people too. The vibe here is way different than any other place in Florida. The crowd is younger and bolder, and it is reflective in the cars they drive. The classics were few but that is to be expected. Our American supercar was highly regarded and well viewed, even among the millions of dollars in supercars.
I took a few photos just to capture the highlights but there were dozens of videographers milling around. They can all be viewed on the Supercar Saturdays website and Facebook page. If you ever get the chance to attend, even if exotics are not your passion, stop by and see another world of automotive excellence.