The Halloween Classic Car and Vintage Motorcycle Show was organized by Dave Scott, owner of Ybor City’s Bad Monkey. The event was held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in historic Ybor City’s Seventh Ave. “You got a vintage city and vintage cars,” Scott said. “It’s all good.”
Tom Giannasca’s MG comes with its own fire extinguisher. These cars, made in England, were notorious for their faulty wiring and people used to say that it could catch on fire at any time while driving down the road, hence the fire extinguisher.
Many of the cars at the car show displayed support for the armed forces like Paul Corsetti’s Corvette. The car was given a Blue Angels and U.S. Navy theme by Albert Corsetti Jr., the father, in honor of Corsetti’s sister Heather Corsetti-Wells, who was in the U.S. Navy.
Joe Demoss has “been a lifelong biker,” and his lifelong passion has been to build his own bike. It took him seven months and over $20,000 to rebuild this Cafe Racer BMW. Demoss and Jason Flores shared photos of the before and after of this bike.
Photographers laugh with this bike owner as they stage him for a photo shoot with the pinup models. The models posed with various cars and military memorabilia as part of media coverage to promote the event.
Mike Hamburg and Dillan admire the winner of Sunday’s show, Mike Venezia’s ’65 Barracuda. The car had no floor or firewall, so it took Venezia and a friend over a year to rebuild it in his garage. Something his wife likes. “I’m in a garage, not in a bar,” he said.
The show ended with a parade down Seventh Ave. with over 150 cars and motorcycles in attendance. Event organizers were surprised by the turn out and hope to make this a yearly event to benefit a good cause.
A true American car. This vintage classic attracted a lot of attention from spectators.
Ybor City streets were lined with classic cars and vintage motorcycles on Sunday as a charity event to benefit My Warrior’s Place, a nonprofit organization that serves the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces. Only in its first year, this event met with great reception. The streets of Seventh Ave. were lined with cars, motorcycles and delighted spectators. Owners brought their trailer queens, the name given to show cars, from all over the state. There was something to suit everyone’s taste.