Car Show Photos
The Academy of Holy Names held it's first annual Concours d' Elegance on Saturday March 6, 2010. The weather was great and the show was a wonderful success. Over 50 show cars were registered, there was an exhibit of rare cars from the Tampa Bay Car Museum, new car dealers had a variety of models on hand to preview, and there was live music and food. What more could we ask for at a car show?

Judged Awards were given out in a variety of classes including Import, Domestic Vintage, Street Rod, American Muscle and Exotic. There was also a People's Choice in each of the categories and a Best of Show. The 1910 Rolls Royce won that award and a nice $500 cash prize. In talking to the organizers it appears they are ready to get started on next year's event. Please make sure not to miss it next year.
The National Street Rod Association (NSRA) - Southeast Regional Show was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds Friday - Sunday, October 9th, 10th, 11th, 2009. The weather was great (hot but nice) and the show was a great success. Over 1500 registered show cars, swap meet, car sale corral, manufacturer's exhibits and vendors. Tampa Bay Classic Cars was present and well represented. See photos below.
Seminole Heights Car Show - Saturday September 26, 2009 from 5 - 8pm. Sponsored by: Bungalow Bistro, Forever Beautiful, Sherry's YesterDaze and Tampa Bay Classic Cars. Join us for a Great afternoon of Cars, Food, Beverages, Shopping, Music and lots of Fun. We welcome all types of cars; classics, street rods, muscle cars, customs, etc. Trophies and Gift Certificates to People's Choice Award Winners! Free, No Registration. Show car parking at Sherry's YesterDaze and Bungalow Bistro Restaurant.

The show was a great sucess, we had 25 classic cars and over 100 voters for People's Choice awards. The weather was great and everyone had fun. We plan to have another in December or after the first of the year. Stay tuned for more information.
Bay Area Corvette Club - Saturday July 18, 2009 at Courtside Grill in NW Hillsborough County. A great show with over 60 beautiful Vettes. A little rain to dampen the spirits and cars but it passed and all was good. This is also a wonderful place to eat. They are having another show on September 26, 2009 at the Courtside Grill off Ulmerton Road in Pinellas County.
Wiregrass Mall Car Show Saturday June 13, 2009 - This was the second of the summer events at this location. The first had about a hundred cars, this month over the top, we heard 239 registered cars, it was packed. Lots of variety from Antique, muscle, restomods, new cars, imports, full customs, low riders, etc. The location is great for a car show and lots of places and variety to eat. See you there next month.
Murray's Speed and Custom Shop Cruise In - This was Saturday June 13, 2009 from 11 am to 2 pm. There were over 20 cars and lots of variety. Also there was the shop to walk through and browse or buy.
Quaker Steak & Lube, Lance's Car & Truck Show Saturday May 30, 2009 - This was an incredible show, the weather was great and there were over 300 cars registered and in attendance. The range of cars was great from Classics of the 20's to the latest 2009 Muscle Cars. Trophies were given out for select categories and then lot's of "Award of Excellence" trophies. Some of the winners were:

Ragan Brown - Best Paint - 2001 Prowler
Gene and Shane Struthers - Best Interior - 1940 Ford
Best Corvette - Rusty Kelly - 1958 Corvette
Best Convertible - Bob - 1967 Pontiac Firebird
Best Mopar - James Spear - 1971 Plymouth GTX
Pete Anistion - Double "Award of Excellence" - 1971 and 2009 Dodge Challengers
Chuck Venable - Award of Excellence - 2001 Prowler
Ron Giovannelli - Award of Excellence - 1969 Chevelle SS396 (see Featured Car page)
Tampa Knights Rod & Custom Club Car Show at Phillipi Park in Safety Harbor. Sunday May 17, 2009. This was a great show, great location, lots of cars and free food. What more could you ask for.