Thursday, November 06, 2008

Corvettes and Coasters in November at Cypress Gardens

Folks can go to Cypress Gardens theme park to see lots of interesting things, from the historical botanical gardens and animal exhibits to the spectacular shows. However, this November, guests can add Chevy Corvettes to that list as the Bay Area Corvette Club comes to Cypress Gardens. On November 16th at 10 am, the Gardens’ Splash Island water park will be taken over by more than a hundred beautiful corvette models. It’s a great event the whole family can enjoy that will spice up the usual array of Cypress Garden fun.

Guests can see and admire car models built as early as 1953 to newer 2008 models. And for the first time, the Bay Area Corvette Club (BACC) is holding a People’s Choice competition in addition to a traditional judged contest. 31 trophies in total are up for grabs, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People’s Choice Awards that BACC members are not eligible for. Guests will be able to place their votes for the best cars, and after the top five vote-scoring cars in each class are selected, the results will be given to judges who will inspect the cars for verification. Cars will be judged by their cleanliness, condition, overall appearance, the engine compartment, and the trunk compartment.

If you’ve got an amazing car that needs to be shown off, there’s still time to register for the Corvette Garden Show. There’ll be goodie bags and polo shirts for the first 100 cars that are registered; cars participating in the event must be parked by 9:30 am.

For those who want to join the fun early, there will also be a parade of cars kicking off the weekend on November 15th. The cars will parade through the city of Winter Haven at 5:30 pm, and a Welcome Party from 7 pm to 10 pm will be held afterwards at the Best Western Admirals Inn & Convention Center with beer, food, dancing, and a raffle for a free room.

And cars aren’t the only fun arriving at Cypress Gardens on Sunday. The Original Drifters and The Coasters will be performing in the Star Haven Amphitheater. The Coasters will be hitting the stage at 1 pm, and the Drifters will be performing at 3:30 pm. These famous foursomes will be singing some of the biggest doo-wop, R&B, and rock and roll hits of the 50’s and 60’s in a double concert that is sure to have you dancing along. The concerts are included in the park admission, so guests can feel free to bring their lawn chairs or enjoy bench seating. Reserved seating for an additional fee will also be available.

There’s no better combination than hot cars and great music, so don’t miss all the excitement on this jam-packed November weekend in Cypress Gardens. And best yet, all the fun comes at a very low price – simply get your discount Cypress Garden tickets at, and you’ll be all set to go and enjoy the show.


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