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Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show Rolls into Lee Civic Center

By: Yohana de la Torre, Chief Editor
Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show has something for everyone.

Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show has something for everyone.

Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show announced today that it will roll back into the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, FL on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Rendezvous back to the Glory Days with over 2,000 vintage cars, motorcycles and all things chrome.  Encompassing 105 acres of amazing automotive eye candy and 65,000 square feet of indoor exhibitor space, the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show is unquestionably the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. 

 “The show truly has something for everyone— vintage beauties, burnouts, horsepower, loud exhaust…the list goes on and on,” says Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Founder, Tony Allen.  “The day is an exciting display down memory lane with gems that are art in motion.”

Attracting as many as 15,000 spectators, the show caters to fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods, trucks, drag and airboats, swamp buggies, and world-class bikes.  Patrons can enjoy the rare and highly desirable classic cars of yester-years, the roarin’ engines of high-powered muscle cars and the gleaming chrome of the head-turning motorcycles that will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s celebrity lineup for the event will include My Classic Car host Dennis Gage, Bitchin’ Rides television personality Dave Kindig and the stars of Hot Rod Reality Bubba Lloyd, Tom Lloyd and Layla Von Athey.

By popular demand, My Classic Car television personality Dennis Gage will return to the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show!  As the host of My Classic Car on Velocity and MAVTV, Gage travels the world soaking up classic car enthusiast’s stories and visiting everything from local cruise-ins to the most prestigious car shows in the world.

 “I had a great time at the show last year, and I was thrilled when Tony asked me back.  Cool cars, awesome bikes and great folks.  On top of all that, it’s Florida in December!  What’s not to love!” Gage says.

Velocity’s Bitchin’ Rides star Dave Kindig will also join the motorsports celebrity lineup this year.  Kindig is the owner and operator of Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah— a shop that turns out one-of-a-kind vehicles from rendering and design to building and restoring.  

Rendezvous back to the Glory Days with over 2,000 vintage cars, motorcycles and all things chrome.

Rendezvous back to the Glory Days with over 2,000 vintage cars, motorcycles and all things chrome.

“Gear heads and car enthusiasts are a breed of their own,” Kindig added.  “I’m looking forward to enjoying time with other car lovers and all types of Bitchin’ cars and bikes from all different periods in beautiful Southwest Florida!”

Lastly, Bubba Lloyd, Tom Lloyd and Layla Von Athey will also join the cast on December 7.  Bubba and his father Tom are the celebrities of the popular television show Hot Rod Reality, a program spotlighting the work at Bubba’s East Coast Rods & Customs— the East Coast’s premier modern performance, exotic car, classic car and hot rod facility.  Fans will also enjoy the presence of Bubba’s pinstripe artist and pin-up model girlfriend, Layla Von Athey.

Spectator general admission to the all-day event is $15 for adults; children under 10 are FREE.  Live entertainment will get your motors running with bands including Kate and The Keys, Mike Imbasciani and the Bluez Rockerz, Stolen Fruit and Maiden Cane.  A special youth entertainment center, face painting, children’s finger printing and bounce houses will also be on site.

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Trucks Gone Wild

The November 7 – 9 weekend-long event is designed to celebrate the country and mudding lifestyle.

The November 7 – 9 weekend-long event is designed to celebrate the country and mudding lifestyle.

The Redneck Yacht Club, one of Florida’s largest and best-known mud parks, welcomes mud enthusiasts from around the country to Trucks Gone Wild! 

The November 7 – 9 weekend-long event is designed to celebrate the country and mudding lifestyle.  Activities include the Built Ford Tough Mud Truck Races, ATV races, trail riding, truck pulls, camping, live entertainment every evening and much more.

“Season is here and we look forward to welcoming thousands of mud-loving visitors to this huge Trucks Gone Wild weekend,” remarked Redneck Yacht Club Sales and Marketing Director, Dave Kelly.  “Creating a fantastic, country-lifestyle experience in a safe, secure environment is our top priority.  Well-trained park staff — plus 880 acres of perfect mud conditions and our beautiful November weather— mean we’re rarin’ to get Trucks Gone Wild underway!”

To help ensure that all visitors experience a fun, care-free and safe event, park officials routinely execute a comprehensive safety and security plan including ID verification and age-identification bands for all park visitors; park regulation postings onsite and online; around-the-clock detail of on-staff, trained security; at-the-ready emergency infrastructure; and ongoing coordination with Charlotte County first responders. 

In addition, the park has requested and received support from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department, who will be onsite for periods of time on Friday and Saturday during the event.

Park General Manager Rob White expressed his appreciation for his Charlotte County partners, “We value the collaborative relationships we have with Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and the Tourist Development Council.  The Redneck Yacht Club contributes significant impact to the economic vitality of this region, both directly and indirectly, and their support is vital to our continued shared success.”

- Join the fun at the Redneck Yacht Club located at 44570 Bermont Road in Punta Gorda, FL.  For more information, call (239) 410-6282 or visit  http://www.showclix.com/event/3862965/pre-sale.