Because of the uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 virus and the rescheduling of many other shows until later in the year, the Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the Father's Day Rod Run for 2020.
We will be back in 2021 and the show will be held at Christina Park in Lakeland on June 19, 2021.
Our club has held a car show every Father’s Day since 1989 that is appropriately named the Father’s Day Rod Run (FDRR). It was a two day show but we changed to a one day 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 4 years really liked the location. Therefore, we are going back to Christina Park in 2021.
Since attendees were not using the host hotel, we will not have a host hotel in 2021. 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 poker walk, a 50/50, a silent auction and a pick-a-bag raffle. The top five cars at the show are selected and given a special award. See program below for more details.
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 7:00 AM to noon on Saturday, June 20. Please click on the image at left below to download an event flyer/registration form, click on the image at the right below to download a donation request letter or on the image in the middle below to go to our charity's website.
Pictures from prior FDRR shows can be seen under the Photo Gallery tab.
Winter Wonder Car Show
After several years of bad weather and poor attendance, we canceled our Annual Winter Wonder car, truck and Jeep show. Instead, we are putting on a Poker Run for cars, bikes, trucks, Jeeps and all other kinds of vehicles. See below for details on our new Poker Run.
Our 1st Annual Poker Run will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. It is open to all vehicles. Signup begins at 9 AM at Rick's BBQ in Winter Haven, FL. First vehicle out will be at 10 AM. The runs ends in Winter Haven at the monthly car show. Last vehicle in at 3 PM. The run is 86 miles with 4 stops. Hands are $20 each. There will be music, food, drinks and dash plaques for the first 100 entries.
Proceeds will benefit the "On The Edge" Charity Foundation a non profit children's organization which provides free water ski adventures for children with disabilities. Come enjoy a great day riding the back roads of Polk county. Click
HERE for a Poker Run flyer
For more info, call 863-224-3696.
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