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Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show 12/8/13
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center

Join the fun at the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida


FT. MYERS, FL- On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show will roll back into Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda, FL with the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. 


Fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods, trucks, drag and airboats, swamp buggies, and world-class bikes will enjoy the roarin’ engines, gleaming chrome and retro décor that will be on display from 9 am to 5 pm.  Come and enjoy rare and highly desirable classic cars from a golden age or the velocity and ingenuity of motorcycle dream machines lining acres of Downtown Punta Gorda and the 45,230 square foot indoor exhibitor space at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.


“The enthusiasm shown by young and old when they see cars and bikes on display is exciting,” says Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Founder, Tony Allen.  “The show is my way of bringing back a little history and nostalgia of the classic cars built with tradition and the cycles that bring art to life on wheels.”


Everything motorsport will catch the eye of car enthusiasts and collectors alike.  Patrons will feast their eyes and relive the Glory Days with Ford’s, Harley Davidson Knucklehead’s, Chevy’s, Corvette’s, Indian Motorcycles and much more!


This year’s automotive celebrity lineup for the event will include racecar driver Camee Edelbrock, My Classic Car host Dennis Gage and Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctioneers “Spanky” and Amy Assiter.


Camee Edelbrock is a third generation automotive enthusiast and racecar driver.  She is the granddaughter of the famed Vic Edelbrock Sr. who raced across the dry lakes of SoCal in his 1932 Ford Roadster, setting a speed record of 121 mph right before WWII.  She started racing on water skis in the sport of speed skiing where races typically ranged in length from 50 to 75 miles in the lakes and oceans of Southern California.  From speed skiing, Edelbrock’s interests moved to offshore boat racing and finally road racing.  After a course at Bondurant High-Performance Driving School, she raced vintage cars across the country in the growing sport of vintage road racing, and earned several awards while racing her 1966 Shelby Mustang, including the Tom Senter award at the Monterey Historics, presented by Ford Motor Co. for performance and presentation.


“Cars are in my blood,” Edelbrock says.  “And I’m excited to get down there in December to see awesome cars and bikes.  But I’m even more excited to share my story and my enthusiasm for speed with the people of Southwest Florida.”


My Classic Car host Dennis Gage will also roll into the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show!  As the host of MAVTV’s My Classic Car, 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 have the ultimate job!  I get to travel the world, sample car culture and visit with classic car enthusiasts.  So, I'm looking to getting down to Southwest Florida to see some cool cars and bikes, meet new people and share stories with them about America’s love affair with the automobile,” Gage says. 


Last, but most certainly not least, another pair of car lovers joining the show is Amy and “Spanky” Assiter.  The Assiter’s are celebrity stars from the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction.  “Spanky” has been in the auctioning business since he was a child, and for the last 16 years, he has served as the lead auctioneer at Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, where cars like a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake” went for $5.5 million.  Amy Assiter has made a name for herself in the business, and she’s much more than just a pretty face.  The petite and attractive woman calling out chants for Barrett-Jackson has the titles of Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Rookie Champion and the Oklahoma State Reserve Champion under her auctioneer belt.


Live entertainment will unquestionably put the pedal to the metal with bands like including Big Engine, Straight from the Tap, Kettle of Fish and The DB9.


Spectator general admission to the all-day event is $15.  But it's not all about cars and cycles, Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show. The Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club will be accepting donations at the event.  The Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club provides service to children and communities by providing shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, mentoring for the disadvantaged, and care for the sick.



About Florida Hot Rods & Hogs- Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show is the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida.  From around the world, fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods, trucks, drag and air boats, swamp buggies and world-class bikes come together to celebrate their love for chromed eye-candy.  The December 4, 2011 event brought out over 20,000 spectators for the one-day motor sports event that gave patrons the opportunity to enjoy amazing show cars, motorcycles, and more, as well as meet world-renowned car and motorcycle designer Chip Foose, drag racing's "Big Daddy" Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney.  The title sponsor for the event is Seminole Casino Immokalee.  For more information about Florida Hot Rods & Hogs, please visit and join our social networks on Facebook and Twitter.


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