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The Sun Always Shines On Florida Car Shows

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2022)

What a perfect combination! The Sunshine State and Florida Car Shows! Car shows are a fantastic way to see a wide variety of cars you might never see anywhere else. Florida happens to be an ideal state for these events.

Florida does not use salt on their roadways, so cars have a much better chance of being pristine, unlike the cars in northern states that get peppered with salt for half of the year.

Florida car shows are also just plain fun! You will meet many like-minded people who love cars as much as you do. It is the opportunity to talk with others, share stories, get tips about care and repair. You can often get your car questions answered by those who genuinely have the knowledge. It is a paradise for car lovers!

The variety of Florida Car Shows reflect the variety of cars themselves. There are exotic cars, classic cars, show cars, luxury cars, lowriders, hot rods, and everything in between.

Here are a few of the Florida Car Shows that are available to attend. All of these shows are outdoor events and held rain or shine. In case of changes due to the pandemic, check with the listed websites for up to date information.

Central Florida Car Shows

Annual Spring Daytona Turkey Run

When: Twice Annually in Spring and Fall (check website for details

Time: Thursday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sun 9am to 2pm

Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Phone: 386.255.7355 (Swap meet, car corral information)

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              386.767.9070 (Car show information)

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://turkeyrun.com/

This is the largest combined car show and swap meet in the United States! There have been over 5000 collector cars in the eastern section of the infield of the Speedway in previous years.

The Car Corral is where you might find a collector car you would want to purchase and a swap meet with collector car parts and memorabilia. Handmade crafts, fashion items, and unique gift items are also available.

This car show is held twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Check the website for dates and complete details. 

Lake Mirror Classic Concours & Car Show

When: Annually, October

Time: Friday – 5-9pm; Saturday – 10am-3pm; Sunday – 9am-2pm

Where: Downtown Lakeland, Florida and Lake Mirror Park

Email: Contact Form via Website

Website: https://lakemirrorcarshow.com

Lake Mirror Car Show. Cars are parked in the grass beside the lake with people walking around looking at the cars
Credit: Lake Mirror Car Show

This amazing free-admission event draws thousands of visitors to the art-deco inspired promenade at Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland, Florida. 

Friday night kicks off the event with the Hot Rod Rendezvous. On Saturday, The Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance features some of the rarest and most beautiful cars brought by the country’s top collectors – everything from the fastest hyper-cars to 100 year old vintage vehicles. 

Beyond the Concours, Downtown Lakeland is filled with classic and sports cars from all over Florida. Sunday is a sight to behold with the Road Rally, which in the past has featured famous race-car drivers. 

This volunteer-run event supports local charities and brings fun and memories to spectators. 

Old Town Car Show

When: Wednesday nights

Time: 3 pm to 9 pm, Car Show begins at 5pm

Where: 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Fl 34846

Phone: 407.396.4888

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://myoldtownusa.com

Man in foreground with an open-mouthed, surprised look on his face as he points over his shoulder toward a yellow classic car. Above the car are the words "Car Show Wednesday 5 p.m."
Credit: Old Town USA

 

Every Wednesday, Old Town invites show-quality muscle, high-performance cars and trucks from 1964 and newer and classics from 1983 and older to come together for an ultimate display of engine power.

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There are weekly cash prizes, drawings, and giveaways. Free entertainment on the Trophy Row stage begins at 7 pm.

Each week has a different “theme” like Volkswagen Night, or GMs, Camaros, Corvettes & Classic Chevys. Click here to check out the line-up. 

South Florida Car Shows

The Classic Thunderbird Club Of South Florida Annual Open Car Show

When: Winter annually

Time: 10am to 3pm, Gates open at 9am

Where: Homestead Miami Speedway.   One Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd, Homestead, Florida 33035

Phone: 305.467.8196

Website: www.tbirdfl.com/Car-Show.htm

The Classic Thunderbird Club of South Florida’s Annual Open Car Show. The show and Miami 500 car race is open to the public, free of charge, all you need is a ticket, which you can register for online. 

There will be music with a DJ, food vendors, and a playground for the kids. This is a rain or shine event and sure to be fun for all!

Florida Classic Car Shows

Back To The Classics Car Show

When: Various dates throughout year

Time: See website

Where: Locations vary throughout Central Florida

Phone: 407.617.4201

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.cruisinorlando.com/

Cruisin’ Orlando is like a travelling car show, heading each weekend to different locations around Central Florida. DJ Don spins tunes from the 1960s to present. The event is open to all cars, trucks and bikes. Check their website or Facebook for details on where they’ll be next!

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show

When: Spring and Fall, Annually

Time: Visit the website 

Where: Aaron Bessant Park, 600 W Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Phone: 662.576.1448

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com/

 

The classic car show in Panama City Beach is an awesome place to see some hot rods! This event occurs on 17 acres of grass with sidewalks, shade trees, benches, and restrooms, with 125 vendors, including automotive, craft and jewelry. 

There is also a center stage to host live music and present awards as well as a kids area with rides and games. A fun event for all!

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Exotic Car Shows In Florida

Supercar Saturdays

When: The second Saturday of each month 

Time: 9am to noon

Where: The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Phone: 888.201.1791

FB: https://www.facebook.com/supercarsaturdaysflorida/

Held at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens, this bi-monthly event is the largest gathering of supercars, exotic cars, hypercars, classic cars, race cars, and custom cars in South Florida. This is a free event and open to members of the public and all types of cars are welcome. 

 

Some of the cars that have been displayed at SSF have included:

1967 Toyota 2000 GT, Mansory Bugatti Veyron, and a Bugatti Chiron, 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Aventador, with a matching MTI Hyper boat, a Lamborghini Centanario, (1 of in the USA), Ferrari LaFerrari, Ferrari F60, (there are only 10 in the world) McLaren P1, McLaren Senna, 2019 Ford Gt, and Porsche 918 Spyder, Koenigsegg, and a Pagani. These vehicles range in price from 1.5 million to over six million and often special guests stop by the event. It would be a real treat to see these!

Celebration Annual Exotic Car Festival

When: March/April, annually

Time: See the website for the schedule of events

Where: 600 Market Street, Celebration, FL 34747

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.celebrationexoticcars.com/

This four-day festival showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars, and Hollywood movie cars.

This annual children’s charity event hosts iconic actors and celebrities that come together to help children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The car show is free, but 100% of the other events’ net proceeds are donated after each event. This festival has grown to become one of the largest exotic car events in the world, attracting more than 300 of the world’s rarest exotic cars and more than 40,000 spectators.

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Ian, his wife, Heather, and two collies live in Central Florida and try to enjoy just about everything the Sunshine State has to offer, especially if it involves being on the water or out enjoying nature.

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