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Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car & Bike Show - December 7, 2014


Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Lee Civic Center - Fort Myers, Florida
Save the date for this exciting, action packed event! With acres of show cars and bikes and a huge indoor event hall with cars, bikes and vendors. You won't want to miss Florida's largest single day Car and Bike Show. Featuring nationally known motor sports celebrities, bands, and charity.

When it comes to car and bike shows, bigger is better. We are bringing you the largest single day car and bike show in the state of Florida. More cars and bikes to see. Better entertainment. Nationally known motor sports celebrities. More people to meet. More fun! We are really excited
 this legendary annual event.

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Spectator general admission to the all-day event is just $15. We're projecting attendance of 20,000+ spectators.  Click to download and print the 2014 FL Hot Rods & Hogs brochure.








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Tony Allen Q & A's
FLHRA - Letís begin with you telling me a little about yourself. Basics. When and where were you born? Where did you study? Etc.
Tony - I was born December 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. I served two years in the Navy in the mouth of the Mekong Delta - Vietnam. My career has been in marketing and promotions.

FLHRA - How did you get interested in cars and bikes? And how did you start in the line of putting car shows together?
Tony - My first car was a 1949 Mercury. I've always loved cars and bikes and the enthusiasm shown by young and old when they see cars on display. It's my way of bringing a little bit of history and nostalgia into their lives.

FLHRA - What is it about hot rods, muscle cars and hogs that is so exhilarating and uniting?
Tony - Cars and bikes are works of art and history all rolled up into one. When you're at a car and bike show it brings you back to happier days. Each one is different, expressing their builder's expression and design.

FLHRA - Tell us a little about the Florida Hot Rod & Hogs car and bike show and the magazine.
Tony - Florida Hot Rods & Hogs magazine is a state wide motorsports publication distributed at participating Hooters restaurants, 7-11 stores and better auto parts and motorcycle shops.
We produced all of the Rock Til' You Drop Car Shows downtown Fort Myers. The shows would get bigger and the streets seemed to get smaller. At that time we were drawing over 20,000 spectators and were running out of room. We also wanted to bring in some huge celebrities like Chip Foose, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney and Buddy Baker. There was no way to pay for it without a spectator gate. This annual event will always be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, Punta Gorda, Florida the first Sunday in December.

FLHRA - What type of cars and bikes have been at past events? What else will people be able to take pleasure in during the event?
There have been every car, truck and bike imaginable, including vintage fire trucks, a Challenger on display that was custom built by Chip Foose on his television show, Overhaulin'; an Eddie Van Halen truck designed by Chip Foose and built by Boyd Coddington. We also have swamp buggies, drag and air boats.

FLHRA - Share a little about past guests you have had. How did you choose those line-ups and what did each of them bring to the event?
Tony - We had world class celebrities that you'd rarely see under one roof. It was really easy. Chip Foose, in November 1997, became the youngest person to be inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Additionally, Foose was inducted into the Darryl Starbird Rod & Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame in 2003, and the San Francisco Rod and Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2005. A special line of Ford Mustang's carry his name, the Foose Mustang.

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits was ranked No.1 on the National Hot Rod Association Top 50 Drivers from 1951 through 2000. In 1989, Don was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America as the sole representative of drag racing. In 1997, Don was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. In 2004 Don was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Shirley Muldowney, known as the "First Lady of Drag Racing", was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a top fuel dragster. In 1975, Shirley was the first woman voted into the Racing All-American team by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. In 1976, Shirley was named Drag News Top Fuel Driver. In 1977, Shirley won the NHRA Winston world points championship. becoming the first woman to claim drag racing's most prestigious title. In 1980 and 1982, Shirley won NHRA Winston world points championship for the second and third time. 1981 Shirley won the AHRA world championship and was voted into the Auto Racing All-American team for the fifth time. In 1990, Shirley was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. In 2001, Shirley was ranked number 5 on the National Hot Rod Association's 50th Anniversary list of its Top 50 Drivers, 1951-2000. In 2004, Shirley Muldowney was inducted into the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame. And in 2008, ESPN ranked her 21st on its list of the Top 25 Drivers of All Time.

FLHRA - Give us the basics about Dec. 8, 2013 date, prices, gate time opening, etc.
Tony - Spectator general admission to the all-day event is just $15 and $4 of the ticket price will donated to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Foundation. We're projecting attendance of 20,000 spectators.


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