On Sunday, December 8, 2013, Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show will roll into the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda, FL for the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. This year’s automotive celebrity line-up includes race car driver Camee Edelbrock, My Classic Car host Dennis Gage and Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctioneers “Spanky” and Amy Assiter.
Camee Edelbrock is a third generation automotive enthusiast and race car driver. Her grandfather was the famed Vic Edelbrock Sr. who raced across the dry lakes of SoCal in his 1932 Ford Roadster, setting a speed record of 121 mph right before WWII.
Camee started racing on water skis in the sport of speed skiing, where races typically ranged in length from 50 to 75 miles in the lakes and oceans of Southern California. From speed skiing, Edelbrock’s interests moved to offshore boat racing and finally road racing. After a course at Bondurant High-Performance Driving School, she raced vintage cars across the country in the growing sport of vintage road racing, and earned several awards while racing her 1966 Shelby Mustang, including the Tom Senter award at the Monterey Historics presented by Ford Motor Co. for performance and presentation.
“Cars are in my blood,” Edelbrock says. “And I’m excited to get down there in December to see awesome cars and bikes. But I’m even more excited to share my story and my enthusiasm for speed with the people of Southwest Florida.”
My Classic Car host Dennis Gage will also roll into the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show. As the host of MAVTV’s My Classic Car, Gage travels the world soaking up classic car enthusiast’s stories and visiting everything from local cruise-ins to the most prestigious car shows in the world.
“I have the ultimate job! I get to travel the world, sample car culture and visit with classic car enthusiasts. So, I’m looking to getting down to Southwest Florida to see some cool cars and bikes, meet new people and share stories with them about America’s love affair with the automobile,” Gage says.
Another pair of car lovers joining the show is Amy and “Spanky” Assiter. The Assiters are celebrity stars from the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction. “Spanky” has been in the auctioning business since he was a child, and for the last 16 years, he has served as the lead auctioneer at Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, where cars like a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake” went for $5.5 million. Amy not only calls out chants for Barrett-Jackson, she has the titles of Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Rookie Champion and the Oklahoma State Reserve Champion under her auctioneer belt.
The show takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and general admission to the all-day event is just $15. But it’s not all about cars and cycles at the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show. The Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club will be accepting donations at the event. The Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club provides service to children and communities by providing shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, mentoring for the disadvantaged, and care for the sick.
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