Upcoming auto events in the area


Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 4:16 p.m.

Ocala Jeep Club: The Ocala Jeep Club meets Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Substation, 3260 SE 80th St., Ocala. The group meets the second Saturday every month (ocalajeepclub.com)

Vette Set: The Vette Set Corvette Club will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 43rd Street Deli South in Gainesville.

Cruise the canal in New Smyrna: The East Coast Cruisers will hold a cruise-in at the Canal Street Historic District in New Smyrna Beach from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Organizers say the event will draw 200 to 500 of the “finest custom cars, trucks and motorcycles you'll find in Florida.” For more information, visit the East Coast Cruisers website at www.eastcoastcruisersnsb.com/CanalStreet/index.htm

Car Show: There will be a free car show at Detroit City Customs, 802 NW 27th Ave., Ocala, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will feature 50's and 60's music by “Krusin With The Kid.” There will be trophies, giveaways and free food to registered owners. Contact 671-9909 or www.detroitcitycustoms.com

Hot Rodding for Heroes: There will be a two-day classic car show Feb. 15-16 at Haile Plantation in Gainesville. The event will benefit the Veterans Bridge Scholarship at Santa Fe College. The Veterans Bridge Scholarship was established at Santa Fe in 2008 to help military veterans who are waiting for their GI Bill benefits to begin rolling in. For more information about the show, visit www.hotroddingforheroes.org

Cruise-in: There will be a car cruise-in from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, at Eggs Over Easy Restaurant, 501 SE 58th Ave., Ocala. The event features trophies, door prizes and 50's and 60's music. Bring nonperishable food items for the needy. (625-7122)

Corvette Club: The Corvette Club of Marion County holds business meetings at 7 p.m. on the first the Wednesday of each month at Carquest Distribution center, 1700 SW 38th Ave., Ocala.

Mustang Club: The North Central Florida Mustang Club hosts shows and holds regular meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Gator's Dockside, 3920 SW 42nd St., Suite 101, in Ocala. Contact 427-3701.

Cruise-In: Twilight Cruisers of Belleview holds a “cruise–in” the first Saturday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the K-Mart in Belleview, 10301 SE U.S. 441. Contact 347-4496.

Tin Lizzie Club: Tin Lizzie Club of North Central Florida meets the first Tuesday of each month at Perkins Restaurant, 4110 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m.

Cruise-In: The Ocala Kid Cruise-In classic car gathering is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday each month at K-Mart, 3711 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, from November to March. Call Ron at 625-7122 or visit ocalakid@toast.net for more information.

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