Special CAR SHOW
SATURDAY - APRIL 2, 2022
As part of the 53rd Anniversary Celebration, we will be holding an all day judged car show at the Tanger Outlet Mall located just North of the Speedway. Although you do not have to take part in this show in order to participate in the laps at the Speedway on Sunday, April 3rd, we thought these two days would definitely compliment each other. By signing up for the track on Sunday, the $50 registration fee gets you into the car show for free. This will be a judged show with very special crystal trophies going to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each category. There will be a total of 49 classes covering ALL and ANY VW or VW powered vehicle (see classes by clicking here). The only restriction is that there is limited space at the venue and we will be limited to the first 325 cars to register. This restriction plus the maximum number of cars allowed on the track on Sunday of 350 total, make it extremely important that you register as soon as possible if you wish to reserve your spot for both days. If you are a Herbie Owner or Spectator/Fan who has already registered and have contributed a minimum of $150, you are automatically registered for both. If not, you need to register as soon as possible by clicking on our Registration page above.
(Please Note: Starting January 1st, we have opened up the Speedway to any Make/Model vehicles, including non-Volkswagen. Your vehicle must be licensed and insured in order to participate. Non-VW vehicles will also be judged but classes will be limited.)
And this is just not your ordinary car show. We have arranged to have The Chrome '57 Band perform live for us from 10am to 2pm playing everything from the 50's thru todays most popular songs. And they are not simply a band, but a performing arts group who work at Walt Disney and have played venues such as Branson, MO. You will not want to miss this great show.
Each parking space is the standard 9' wide by 20' deep. This should give most everyone space behind their vehicles for chairs, etc. However, if you have a camper or other vehicle that requires more space, you can have up to 2 regular parking spots but it will cost you $10/space. We can see some who may desire to have two spaces simply because they would like to put out their canopies (on a camper for instance) or even set up a 10'X10' max pole tent/cover. if a separate tent/cover is utilized, it will have to have a minimum of 30lb weights on each leg to ensure it cannot be blown over by strong winds. Anyone using such a setup will be required to supply their own weights.
Since space is limited, we are also having to limit the number of vendors at the show. We have set aside 6 - 18'X20' locations for vendors. This should be enough room for a pole tent plus room to park a standard car (or truck) in each location. The support vehicle does not have to be a VW but must fit in the space allotted. The same rules as far as weights, apply as far as any tent being erected. Vendor's will be required to pay $40 each and can register by clicking here.
The show will be held in the North Parking lot of the Tanger Outlet Mall as shown below, located at 1100 Cornerstone Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32117, starting at 8:00am and running until 4:00pm. There are a number of shops/restaurants in the mall where you will be able to purchase food and other items as well as a 40'X60' tent where we will be having live entertainment and capable of holding approx. 150+ chairs to help people stay out of the sun. Chairs will not be provided so if you care to sit under the tent, please plan on bringing your own fold-up chair to sit in. The layout of the area will look something like this. The black areas indicate tent locations for vendors and the white areas are where additional cars will be located...
Some have commented that it will be hot on the asphalt. No doubt, it could get warm, but this location was specifically selected based on it's location used for other car shows and it's availability in Daytona. Let us remind you that the average temperatures in April (usually later in the month) range from 61-81degrees with only around 4 days of rain. There will be the main tent and the mall to help you get out of the sun if necessary.
Since this is basically a free show, we have cut down on some of the normal VW classes and have added a few more special categories for our guests, the Herbie owners. Registration for the show is critical if you intend to participate in Saturdays event due to the limited number of spaces. Click Here to register for Saturdays car show or for the Speedway on Sunday. Register today!
Classes will consist of the following...
For those of you who love tee shirts, we are offering some really nice quality tee shirts, in 3 different colors (Blue, Gray and Pink) and in both children and adult sizes, see the picture below. Shirts are available online now by using the following ordering form, Click Here. All shirts are to be pre-paid and picked up at the show unless you specify and pay for shipping. Orders not pre-paid will not be filled. Limited number and colors will be available at the show, so you will not want to wait. Orders must be in no later than November 15, 2021 in order to guarantee fabrication on time.