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Folks Of Interest Swiss Gearhead in Florida looking for events, cars and so on.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by swiss39coupé, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. swiss39coupé
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 49


    Hello Florida gearheads!
    I will start a trip in Florida end of January this year and stay for some weeks. Any gearheads around there who know where I can get parts for Buick 49, Ford 39, Chevy 49? Museums, events and so on to take a look? Other interesting things which I have to see? Is in Daytona some hystoric racing going on?
    Any help and every input is welcome. :)
    Looking also for a cheap car during my stay.
    Cheers Dany
  2. jcillch
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
    Posts: 148


    the kaiser-devroux show is jan 29th at the sarasota square mall. Over 2500 cars showed last year. It is the largest free one day automotive event I have ever been to. Over the next couple of months there is tons of automotive events. Ground hog gala, Billetproof. There are smaller events everywhere. where are you going to be during your stay?
  3. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 891

    from FLORIDA

    What part of florida will you be staying at?
  4. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251


    Be sure to go to Don Garlits drag racing museum, Ocala.
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  5. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,384


    Mike -"HotRod Mike" has some parts from his '39 Coupe for sale... we are neighbors.
    What all are you looking for?

    Where are you flying into here?
  6. swiss39coupé
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 49


    Thank's for reply folks!

    I will arrive in Miami 25th January, no big plans so fare. Don Garlits was allready on my list, don't know about Florida gearhead scene. But very happy to get some advise.
    Looking for 39 Ford gearbox which will fit a French Flathead.
    I will also feel the glory Daytona Sand.

    Cheers Dany
  7. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 922

    John 79
    from Sweden

    Don garlits dragracing museum in Ocala,a MUST SEE!!!!
    I did a 2week Florida trip last year and visited Don garlits museum and i can tell you this,even how high expectations you have you will be blowed away after one step.
    Just look at the pics,and that is just a sneak peek.







    Joined: Mar 19, 2008
    Posts: 97


    Friday & Saturday nites at OLD TOWN, Kissamee FL, (by the mouse world) Our local show the 3rd saturday of the month at PLANT CITY FL, always 200+ cars. Always something going on....ENJOY your stay
  9. Big T
    Joined: Aug 29, 2006
    Posts: 638

    Big T
    from Florida

  10. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,346

    Gregg Pellicer

    The Ground Hog Gala is feb 4th in sanford .This is a must see show.
  11. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,727

    hotrod mike

    Hi Dany, I have a bunch of '39 Ford parts such as sheet metal, some cosmetic stuff and bits of dashboard pieces. I don't have a trans but do know a couple of fellows that might be able to help. When you get a minute, shoot me a PM list of the parts you need. Glenn (ahotrod) and myself are about 40 miles north of Tampa, right close to the Gulf. Mike
  12. swiss39coupé
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 49


    Thank you for the inputs. Now I know where to go and hope to see some of you around there at the events.

    Cheers Dany
  13. 4t7flat
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 266


    If you want a complete listing of south west Florida events,contact, , and ask to be put on his E-mail list. You will get a weekly event schedual every Sunday night. This week there are 18 events in our area. Events are listed in citys from Naples up to Sarasota. I go to about 3 events per week,mostly cruise nights. I am in Punta Gorda,and travel to Fort Myers,North Fort Myers,Cape Coral,Port Charlotte,and Englewood. This Saturday I will be at Muscle Car City,with my Hemi Duce,for a show.
  14. JJTF
    Joined: Jul 18, 2011
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  15. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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  16. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 778


    The River Ranch Rod Run is January 28th. I'll post more info tonight.
  17. swiss39coupé
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 49


    Super sites. Thank you all!
  18. Daniel: This is my contact here on the HAMB, Bob / divco13

    Hello, glad you followed me to my house, pretty cool to have a stalker. At least once a week someone follow's me home to ask about the truck.

    It was very nice meeting you. Hope you and your family continue to enjoy your self's here in the USA. You seem to be having way to much fun.

    At the bottom of the post, are all my contact's, web page about the Divco.

    Here are the link's to

    Bob Patterson

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