Lakeland Florida – 2011 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival from October 14 – 16, 2011
This is one of my favorite events drawing a crowd of about 35,000 people wandering around Lake Mirror viewing a field of about 600 vehicles. It is considered as one of the best shows in the Southeast. There is no doubt in my mind that visiting Lake Mirror Classic will mesmerize car enthusiasts around Lakeland and the country.
The honorary chairman for this year’s Festival is Bob Tullius, he is best known for his highly successful team Group 44 racing team. Mr Tullius is best known for creating the Jaguar XJR-5 protoype racing cars which competed in IMSA’s premier GTP class and the LeMans during the 1980’s.
What takes place at Lakeland’s Lake Mirror Classic?
Friday, October 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. there will be a free Budweiser Hot Rod Rendezvous at the Lake Mirror Amphitheater with a free outdoor concert featuring live music.
Let’s get ready to rumble! During music break, hot rods will crank up their engines for the “Hot Rod Rumble” creating their own style of music. The Hot Rod Rendezvous will benefit the Junior Achievement of Polk County
Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At the Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland, Judged Concours d’ Elegance – “contest of elegance” for 100 selected cars in various categories.
Noon: Lunch Parade to the Lake Mirror Promenade led by Scottish bag-piper as tuxedo-clad Terrace Hotel waiters deliver lunch to Concours d’ Elegance participants.
2:00 p.m.: Parade of Classic Wooden Boats at Lake Mirror
3:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony of Concours d’Elegance trophy presentation
Auction – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Higgenbotham Auctioneers will conduct a first Collector Car Auction, which takes place at Munn Park
Sunday, October 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Road Tour and Brunch; Honorary Chairman Bob Tillius will lead this event.
Since I have been going for the past couple of years to Lakeland’s Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, I would like to share with you the collection of photographs I took. Enjoy!
This fun-filled charity event raises money for Lakeland’s area non-profit groups, such as the Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts, the First Tee, Historic Lakeland, and Lakeland Regional Cancer. More than $250,000.00 has been raised or donated helping them raise needed funds through the sale of food and beverage at the event.
For a classic car enthusiast and collector, if you want to participate at the 2011 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, please visit http://www.lakemirrorclassic.
com/ for additional information and to register.