Central Florida Street Rod Association

Annual Father's Day Rod Run

Our club has held a car show every Father’s Day weekend since 1989 that is appropriately named the Father’s Day Rod Run (FDRR). It was a two day show but we changed to a Saturday only show in 2017.

In the past, it was a pre-49 show. In 2013 we opened registration to all cars, trucks, jeeps and specialty vehicles. 

After several years of complaints about hot blacktop and lack of shade, we moved the show to Christina Park in Lakeland in 2016. The park is located at the intersection of 540A and South Florida Avenue about 3 miles south of the Polk Parkway. The park has lots of grass, trees, shade and an enclosed pavilion. All those who attended the show in the last several years really liked the location so we plan to stay there for future shows.

We do not have a host hotel for the show. If you need a hotel, there are several hotels located close to Christina Park.

Each registrant is given a plaque which contains a dash plaque of the event and a picture of their car at the event.

All of the activities that were done at the two day show are bring done at the one day show. Some of the activities at the show include a live DJ, games, a 50/50, a silent auction and door prizes. The top five cars at the show are selected and given a special award. See program below for more details.

Pictures from prior FDRR shows can be seen under the Photo Gallery tab.

2023 FATHER'S DAY ROD RUN (Review)

Our 34th annual Father's Day Rod Run was held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Christina Park in Lakeland. The weather was sunny with rain off and on throughout the day. The many trees provided some protection from the rain and the grass provided a comfortable place to sit and chat. Attendance of 122 vehicles and 5 vendors was less than we expected. Probably due to the rain. However, everyone enjoyed the music, food, doors, prizes, 50/50 and free watermelon. Lots of folks said they will be back next year.

HERE ARE PICTURES OF THE JACKETS AWARDED TO EACH OF OUR TOP 5 PICKS AT THE SHOW:

       

2024 FATHER'S DAY ROD RUN

Saturday, June 15, 2024
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Registration 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Christina Park in Lakeland 
At the intersection of Co Rd 540A and 
South Florida Avenue (FL-37) about 3 miles south of the Polk Parkway

There are two was to register for the show. Pre-registration can be done by obtaining a registration form, filling it out and mailing it in. Day of the show registration can be done at Christina Park. Registration at Christina Park will be from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 15. Please click on one of the images below to download an event registration form or an event flyer. Click on one of the other the images below to download a donation request letter, go to our major sponsor website or go to our charity's website.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AT THE SHOW.

 

 

 

2024 LAKE ALFRED CAR SHOW

Saturday, September 21, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AREGISTRATION 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lions Park, Lake Alfred
 

This is our second annual car show held in conjunction with the City of Lake Alfred. Last year almost 100 made the show. The facilities are great with fun for the whole family. There will be food, games, music, 50/50, door prizes, trophies and more.

There are two was to register for the show. Pre-registration can be done by obtaining a registration form, filling it out and mailing it in. Day of the show registration can be done at Lions Park. Registration at Lions Park will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 21. Please click below to get a registration form, a map to the Lions Park or the website of the event charity.

CLICK HERE TO GET A REGISTRATION FORM.  

CLICK HERE TO GET A MAP TO THE LIONS PARK.

CLICK HERE GO TO OUR CHARITIES WEBSITE.