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Old 06-10-2016, 11:39 AM
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When people think of Florida, sunshine, palm trees, beaches, amusement parks and drinks with umbrellas often come to mind. However, Florida, and Central Florida in particular, offers much more for car enthusiasts of every sort and is home to thousands of amazing cars and a very strong and active car community. There are multiple shows, races, and other show events
First, the tropical climate that draws all of the beachgoers, also provides ideal opportunities for enjoyment of all things automotive. Without snow and ice, there is no need to “winterize” and put away that hot rod, classic, muscle, exotic, tuner or other specialty car. There’s also no road salt to risk corroding the undercarriage or body if you drive during the winter. Indeed, the year-round opportunities to get out and drive or show off that prized possession are exciting. Admittedly, it can be a bit on the hot side in the summer, but it sure beats the snow.
In addition to the great weather, central Florida has a storied automotive history; its home to historic racing venues, such as Daytona, Sebring, Orlando Speed World, as well as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ Museum of Drag racing. Winter Park has its ever-growing Concours d’Elegance. Barrett Jackson and Mecum both hold major automotive auctions. Central Florida has also been a part of a couple Hot Rod Power Tours. There are also amazing annual car shows like the Daytona Dream Cruise, Daytona Turkey Rod Run, which draw thousands of show cars to the area. And, Orlando is located right in the middle of all of it.

Central Florida is also geographically ideal. You can drive to either Florida Coast within an hour or two, the highway system makes it easy to cruise just about anywhere, and for people who prefer to avoid the interstates, there are plenty of two-lane back roads with forested vistas or preserve areas to tour through.
The combination of weather, history, and geography are part of what makes the Central Florida THE place for gearheads. It’s not unusual to see classics or high performance cars on the daily commute to work.
Central Florida’s draw is not a secret; each year from Halloween to Easter, there is a significant increase in the classic cars and trucks showing up at local events. Snowbirds!! Some of our northern friends bring their rides down from as far north as Canada, others leave one or two of their cars stored here for the summer. Some even bring a classic down to Florida, sell or trade it to take something new home, only to repeat the process the following season. And then there are the tourists from all over the world who, in addition to the other draws Florida offers, love cars as much as we do. They often come for weeks at a time, always looking for a show to visit just to see the American classic and muscle cars. The excitement and intrigue of the Europeans love for American cars is vocalized each and every time I meet one. Their car stories are quite different from ours but the passion for motors is just as strong. Some die-hards even rent modern muscle cars so they can participate and not just spectate.
What makes the car scene in Florida so unique from other parts of the country is the constant change of vehicles from season to season. Yes, we have seasons. Here in Central Florida we have the summer afternoon rains and the oppressive heat, which may on occasion limit the classics to evening events or the vehicles that have A/C. But, that paves the way for the modern day muscle and performance cars, with tons of horsepower and modern creature comforts to demonstrate that the horsepower wars did not end in the seventies.
All of this means that the Florida car scene is the place to be with shows, cruise ins, rod runs and racing throughout Florida on virtually every weekend.

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Tampa Racing is an enthusiastic supporter of the 2500 car meet Simply Clean. Nov 12 2016

Simply Clean 8

Event coverage from Simply Clean 7 is here:
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/ev...car-meeet.html
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It’s that time of year again to gather all car enthusiats to one location for a special day of meeting new people, showing off your ride and helping out those in need. Air Lift Performance Proudly Presents Simply Clean 8 in association with BC Racing NA and BC Forged NA at Destination Daytona, an amazing venue that houses restaurants, bars, a hotel and much more! Because of the generous amount of donations from show participants the last 4 years, over 2,500+ lbs of hygiene/non perishable food items were collected to help the homeless. We are absolutely grateful to work with Pathways To Care again, “a not-for-profit assisted living facility which provides recuperative care to homeless men & women recovering from an acute illness of injury”.
Due to the massive amount of cars in attendance, we will be doing Pre Registration/Pre Approved show parking. We believe utilizing the limited amount of show spaces with clean quality cars will make for a great display.
Come out and experience what we believe in, having a great time with friends and meeting new ones. We can guarantee that it will be more than worth the drive if you love what we do. No trophies, no competing for 1st Place or Best Of Show! Just taking it back to the basics of meeting new people, drinking beer responsibly and talking about cars.
WHEN
Saturday, November 12th 2016
11am to 4pm
WHERE
Destination Daytona
1637 N US Hwy 1,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: 866-642-3464

© 2012 Scott Keating
HOW MUCH
APPROVED Show Car Parking $48
$20 CASH Per Spectator Car (We Suggest Carpooling)
Motorcycle/Scooters FREE
REGISTRATION
Car Registration Opening September
VENDORS
Vendor Registration Open HERE
Air Lift Performance / BC Racing NA / BC Forged NA / Art In Motion Wheels / Lowered Lifestyle / Action Clutch / I Love Driving Slow / HighwayStar Garage / RuckHouse / Cloud9 Automotive Brand / Racekor Stuff / Slammedenuff? / FL2K / Avenue Performance / Daydreamer / Hatch Society
DONATIONS
-Bottled Water
-Flip Flops
Men/Women All Sizes
Personal Hygiene Items
-Deodorant
Men/Women
-Shaving Cream
-Disposable Razors
-Toothbrush
-Toothpaste
-Mouth Wash
-Hand Soap
-Body Wash
Men/Women
-Shampoo
-Conditioner
-Lotion
-Feminine Hygiene Products
-Combs/Brushes
-Nail Clippers
-Ear Plugs
Every donation will receive 1 raffle ticket PER FULL SIZE ITEM to win products from our vendors.
RULES
Due to the venue having an on location restaurant, ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED ON PROPERTY
HOTEL STAY
We are happy to announce that Howard Johnson Destination Daytona located on property, provides a great hotel experience for travelers. The whole Simply Clean crew will be lodging here from Friday-Sunday.
Howard Johnson Destination Daytona
1635 North US Highway 1
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Phone (Local): (386) 944-1500
Phone (Toll Free): (877) 498-1500
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Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
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Tampa racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!
[h=2]I just posted the entire race for both Daytona Rolex 24 and Sebring 2016[/h]
for Daytona click:
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/general-car-chat/819607-bit-daytona-history.html

for Sebring click:
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/ge...f-history.html

In the video forum there are several freshly posted World Endurance Championship videos.
click here:
The Video Post
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Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
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Tampa Racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!
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NOVEMBER 10 2018: All Cars 2nd Saturday Free Breakfast click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ast-tampa.html

AND Every Saturday: Dunedin Gearheads car meet click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ml#post9408927

Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

Have a great day! [email protected] and 813-839-4281 (24 hrs)

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Florida car scene? Tampa Racing.com covers it!

We own it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYQ1Okyi3g4
(click above for the music)

"I never feared death or dyin', I only feared never trying"
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Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
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Tampa Racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!
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NOVEMBER 10 2018: All Cars 2nd Saturday Free Breakfast click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ast-tampa.html

AND Every Saturday: Dunedin Gearheads car meet click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ml#post9408927

Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

Have a great day! [email protected] and 813-839-4281 (24 hrs)

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Tampa racing has the best car scene year round
Hot Import Nights was at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday November 19th, 2016.
Tampa Racing Congratulates Miss Hot Import Nights Tampa, Samantha Mathias!

Hundreds of car enthusiasts saved money on discounted spectator admissions as well as saving
on car show entry fees by using the promo code as posted on Tampa Racing.
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AND Every Saturday: Dunedin Gearheads car meet click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ml#post9408927

Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

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Tampa Racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/ev...-coverage.html

Event Coverage for the Daytona 24 2017 is going up almost daily...hundreds of people
are reading Tampa Racing RIGHT NOW!
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AND Every Saturday: Dunedin Gearheads car meet click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ml#post9408927

Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
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Tampa Racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!
Every 2nd Saturday We are having a free Breakfast in Tampa and ALL cars are invited.

https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/ev...ne-cruise.html
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AND Every Saturday: Dunedin Gearheads car meet click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/e...ml#post9408927

Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

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The Best Car Scene is Tampa Racing!
Tampa Racing has the best Florida Car Scene Year Round!

Florida's Best Import Car Scene is Tampa Racing!
Tampa Racing sets another record: number of readers on Tampa Racing
at the SAME time: 3,302!
Currently Active Users

There are currently 309 users online. 1 members and 308 guests
Most users ever online was 3,302, May 5 at 02:11 PM.

Upcoming Events for the Next 14 Day(s)

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So Tampa Racing reset the counter and mercy sakes! June 22 2016, Another record set for
number of readers on Tampa Racing at the same time: 2,041
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Currently Active Users

There are currently 222 users online. 2 members and 220 guests
Most users ever online was 2,041, 06-22-2016 at 06:36 PM.

Upcoming Events for the Next 14 Day(s)

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The previous record was 2,668 set on August 29 2015
far exceeding the 1,900+ from the "old days".....
and yes folks, as the primary poster accused of "ruining the site"
I accept full responsibility.....
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Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

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