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The 2010 Lake Mirror Classic; Classing Up October

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On: Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:52AM | By: John Welch


The 2010 Lake Mirror Classic; Classing Up October

Every October Lakeland, Florida is treated to a visual and aural spectacle named The Lake Mirror Classic. Held, oddly enough, on the shores of Lake Mirror and in the streets of historic downtown Lakeland, The Lake Mirror Classic literally has something for everybody. No kidding!

Like Mustangs? There is a Mustang specific show. Like Amphicars? Several examples will be prominently featured. Classic motorcycles? Covered. Slick restorations and untouched rolling sculpture? You will not see more LeSalles and Delahayes in one place. Priceless race cars? How about a pair of 1920s vintage Miller Indy cars? Priceless race drivers? Lyn St. James is the Honorary Chairperson.

Though not totally booked yet, Event Chairman Ford Heacock has seen a 25% increase in registration for 2010. Heacock believes that the current pace of registration will put the show at 600 vehicles, completely occupying every available inch of show space in downtown. Good thing the Classic goes on for three days!

Taking place October 15th through the 17th, most of the activities are free to the public. Inside the post we have the entire event schedule, for all three days. Our gallery features images taken by the AutoShopperBlog at the 2009 Lake Mirror Classic . . .

Friday, October 15

Budweiser Hot Rod Rendezvous

Free to Public

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Lake Mirror Park Amphitheater

Outdoor concert, party, and car show featuring live music by Jr. and the MDs, 100 hot rod and custom cars, food, and prizes. This event benefits Junior Achievement of Polk County. Vehicles displayed in the park on Friday evening must register in advance and pay a $15 registration fee.

Club Magnolia

This is a private club located in the Magnolia Building during the Hot Rod Rendezvous on Friday night. Food and adult beverages (cash bar) will be available. Club Magnolia will be open from 6:00pm until 10:00pm on Friday evening. Attire is smart casual. Tickets are $30 per person.

Saturday, October 16

Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival

Free to Public

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM All show vehicles must be pre-registered ($40 per vehicle).

The Concours d’Elegance is the judged section of the show held at Lake Mirror Park.

Classic Wooden Boat Show on Lake Mirror

Classic Motorcycles at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre

Auto Festival is the non-judged Downtown Car Show open to all types of classic cars

Classic Cars for Sale s located on Kentucky Ave. between Lemon St. and Orange St.

10:00AM Opening Ceremony at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre.

12:00 Noon: Lunch Parade to the Lake Mirror Promenade led by Scottish bag-piper as tuxedo-clad Terrace Hotel waiters deliver lunch to the Concours d’Elegance participants. Auto Festival (downtown) participants receive a lunch voucher (for two people) to one of the downtown restaurants.

2:00 PM Parade of Classic Wooden Boats in Lake Mirror

2:00 PM Parade of Amphicars along the Lake Mirror Promenade followed by a “Splash-In” and water-parade.

3:00 PM Awards Ceremony at Lake Mirror Amphitheater

5:00 PM Wine Down Party for Registered Participants at Magnolia Building

Sunday, October 17

Road Tour & Luncheon

9:00 AM Departure for country road tour to an undisclosed destination for a brunch and prizes.

Registration is $30 per person.

The car show continues until dark on Sunday.


Photo Gallery (click a thumbnail to enlarge)


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