Thunderbird Club founder, Felipe Cos, had a
passion for Precision Rallies, he just loved
them! He was always participating in some type
of Rally, from a 1 day local 50 mile Rally to a
multi-week 5,000 mile cross-country adventure.
He believed that everyone should have the same
opportunities to experience that which he loved
so much and gave him so much pleasure That,
was the inspiration which led him to create the
Florida's 300-Mile Rally, which became the first
precision rally in the Southeast U.S. He
thought that this would be a great first step in
training participants for the "ultimate" Rally,
one in which he had participated multiple times,
the GREAT RACE. [[The Great Race is the oldest
time-precision rally in the U.S. with prizes
over $350,000.00; 4,500 miles in 14 days from
coast to coast]]
The Rally & Road Trip is an event where a bunch of old and new friends get together and travel various locations within, Florida to attend some fun event and enjoy the social interaction of each other's company. We have made arrangements with the hotels and restaurants for group discounts and reserved rooms. The registration for this event covers the group cost of some of the activities. Depending on the event, you may have to register individually for some activity. The money collected, is turned over to the activity organizers. We hope that our efforts will make for a fun and enjoyable time for you, while saving you some expense as compared to you making your own arrangements. By registering for this event, you are releasing the organizers, volunteers, and vendors from any and all liability stemming from any problems that may arise as a result of the trip. In other words, you are solely responsible for your participation in this trip and we (Thunderbird Club) are just volunteering to do the group leg-work for you so that you can enjoy the resulting discounts.
|THURSDAY October 19th|
DISTRIBUTION OF CAR NUMBERS, RALLY BOOKS, AUXILIARY MATERIAL
|07:00-07:30 PM INCLUDED|
|Rally School Dinner||07:30-08:30 PM INCLUDED|
|FRIDAY October 20|
|Rally Gathering & Breakfast (Courtesy FCM)||06:00 AM Coffee / Pastries INCLUDED|
Rally Departure Lineup
/ Starting Line
START WILL BE IN RALLY NUMBER ORDER, IF YOU HAVE A LOW NUMBER,
PLEASE BE THERE EARLY TO HAVE TIME FOR BREAKFAST.
OLDER (ORIGINAL) CARS WILL START FIRST, REGARDLESS OF NUMBER
06:40 AM FIRST CAR
07:00 AM LAST CAR DEPARTS!
IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN YOUR NUMBER IS DUE, YOU WILL BE MOVED BACK TO THE END OF THE LINE. WE WILL NOT WAIT PAST 7:00 AM, SO IF YOU ARE NOT THERE IN TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW THE BOOK AND START ON YOUR OWN AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE.
|Rally Re-Group and Snacks
SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROUTE
|09:30 AM INCLUDED|
|Arrive Finish Line||12:30 PM|
|Lunch||01:00 PM INCLUDED|
|Poolside Meet Up
|03:00 - 05:00 INCLUDED|
|The 300 Mile Rally
Music by DJ Elvis!
|07:00 - 10:00 INCLUDED|
|SATURDAY October 21|
|Gathering||07:00 AM [PLEASE BE ON TIME!]|
|Leave for Car Show||07:15 AM|
|Car Show Day Activities||08:30 AM - 3:30 PM OWN|
|Return to Hotel on your own schedule||YOU CAN STAY AND HANG AROUND LAKE MIRROR SIGHTSEEING|
|Group Dinner at TBA||7:30 PM - OPTIONAL (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)|
|SUNDAY October 22|
|Leave for Miami||11:00 AM|
|Lunch [SOMEWHERE ON THE ROUTE BACK HOME]||12:30 NOON INCLUDED|
|Arrive Miami||03:30 PM|
REGISTRATION AMOUNT INCLUDES ONLY THE
CAR AND THE DRIVER
PASSENGERS AND GUESTS MUST EACH REGISTER WITH THE REGISTERED CAR
Registration for Thunderbird Club members, will be subsidized by the Club
|CAR REGISTRATION: NOW TO AUG 31 [CAR & DRIVER]||$126||$161|
|CAR REGISTRATION: SEPT 1 TO SEPT 30 [CAR & DRIVER]||$141||$176|
|PASSENGER/GUESTS REGISTRATION: NOW TO SEPT 30 [PER PERSON]||$83||$83|
|NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2017|
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|The Lakeland Auto Show & Lake Mirror Concours presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit
Union is a wonderful display of more than 650 show vehicles surrounding the
restored, 1920’s art deco-inspired Lake Mirror Promenade in Downtown Lakeland.
Now in its 18th year, the show is considered one of the “must attend” collector
car shows in the southeastern United States.
Previously named Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, this event attracts over 40,000 spectators and draws top car collectors from all over the southeast. Additionally, this show serves as a support event to the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
We’re excited to announce that online REGISTRATION for the 2017 event is now open. Please have digital photos of your vehicle available for uploading at the time of registration. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered.
NOTE TO 300 MILE RALLY PARTICIPANTS
You do not need to register for the Lakeland Auto Show, you can always drive up and park with the general public, then go see the show. However, if you want to park on the show field, be it the Concours or the Street Show, you must click on REGISTRATION and register your car. Please keep in mind that they will close registration early and NO gate registrations will be accepted. When you register, do it ONLY for the LAKELAND AUTO SHOW AND LAKE MIRROR CONCOURS, not the BUDWEISER HOT ROD RENDEZVOUS or their ROAD RALLY. This year, things have changed a bit and we are not sure of the exact details or how they will separate the cars (concours/street), so if you have any questions, please click on the picture above or contact Ginny Askew | firstname.lastname@example.org | (863) 904-4889.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
[ALL EVENTS ARE OPTIONAL FOR RALLY PARTICIPANTS]
10:00 am Opening Ceremonies Lake Mirror Park
10:00 am Lakeland Car Show Downtown Streets
10:00 am Lake Mirror Concours Lake Mirror Park
10:00 am New Car Show Munn Park Area
12:00 pm Bill Tower Interview MIDFLORIDA Downtown Stage
12:00 pm Autobiographies Lake Mirror Amphitheater
12:00 pm Terrace Hotel Waiter Parade Promenade
01:00 pm Vintage Fashion Show Lake Mirror Amphitheater
02:00 pm Lakeland Auto Show Awards MIDFLORIDA Downtown Stage
03:00 pm Lake Mirror Concours Awards Lake Mirror Amphitheater