Events

Aug. 28, 2020

Summertime Treat for Local Car Enthusiasts

Golf Lakes - a great collection of Classic Cars

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of attending the Classic Car Parade and Show at Golf Lakes in Bradenton.  We met some of the nicest folks we had ever encountered at a car show.  And the food was terrific ...

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Feb. 9, 2020

Bill Mergens Memorial Car and Truck Show - Spring 2020

Registration Now Open for the Spring 2020 Bill Mergens Memorial Car and Truck Show at Gamble Plantation.

Mark your calendars!

The Bill Mergens Memorial Car and Truck Show returns to Gamble Plantation on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park.  The event is open to all ...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Ponies Under The Palms 2019

A Great Start To The Holiday Season!

The annual "Ponies Under The Palms" show was held on Sunday, November 24.  This traditional kickoff to the holiday season brought 179 enthusiasts from around the state to Main Street, Lakewood Ranch to show off their spectacular rides.  The weather was ...

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Nov. 25, 2019

Welded For Success

Celebrating Classic Cars In A Truly Unique Way

While this year's Island Bayfest Classic Car and Truck show was cancelled due to inclement weather, there was at least a silver lining. 

Prior to the scheduled event, Mike Starcher - the event organizer - was looking for some unique awards to ...

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Nov. 5, 2019

Gamble Plantation Car and Truck Show Fall 2019

Record Breaking Attendance Makes This Our Biggest Show Ever!

The Bill Mergens Memorial Car and Truck Show at Gamble Plantation State Park last Sunday was an unqualified success.   Hundreds of spectators thronged the park and were rewarded with spectacular cooler and dry weather and a dazzling display of some ...

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Sept. 23, 2019

Last Summer Weekend - Sarasota Classic Car Museum

A Fantastic Farewell To Summer!

Last Saturday, folks were treated to a terrific Classic Car and Truck Show at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum on highway US 41 in Sarasota.  The day was sunny and bright and the temperature was hovering in the low 80's.  Nearly 50 ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

Registration Open For The Bill Mergens Memorial Show At Gamble Plantation

It's Not Too Early To Sign Up!

One of the area's best loved car and truck shows returns to Gamble Plantation Historic State Park in Ellenton, Florida on Sunday, November 3. Car and Truck enthusiasts from all across West Central and Southwest Florida will be on hand to ...

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July 1, 2019

4th of July Happenings

4th of July Weekend on the Sun Coast

The lazy hazy days of summer has descended on SW Florida. Which means Independence Day is right around the corner. The nation will celebrate its 243rd birthday this year with the much anticipated patriotic displays, parades, and fireworks that will light up ...

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June 3, 2019

The Ruskin Family Drive In Show Returns!

A Fun Show For A Great Cause

After a several months absence, the Car and Truck Show returned to the Ruskin Family Drive In on Sunday, May 26.  Long a favorite with the Classic Car and Truck Community, 65 enthusiasts turned out in the sunny warm day to show ...

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May 22, 2019

Memorial Day. A Time for Fun. A Day of Remembrance

The unofficial “official” start of summer. 

Memorial Day: A day that many spend with family and friends. Grills will be awakened from their long winter nap on patios across the country. Backyard chefs with their tongs and spatulas at the ready will be on deck cooking up their special ...

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