HOTEL is the Best Western right by I-95.
Call hotel Directly Best Western phone number: 386-258-6333. Information to get group rate is under a separate thread in this sub-group.
For those not in the know, Wagonfest started in 2006 (I think) in upstate New York. There is a separate thread about it and you can look at that for more info.
Wagonfest FL was born out of the SOFASST and GOFASST joint event at the Daytona Beach Spring Car Show. This show is now known as the Spring Turkey Run. This is by no means a full fledged shindig. It's a grassroots get together to celebrate GM's genius in creating the B-Body. While primarily a wagon event, anyone with a love of B or D bodies is more than welcome.
In order to attend the Wagonfest get together/show (your wagon/B-Body does NOT have to be show quality).
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE TURKEY RUN. . We have NO AFFILIATION with the Turkey Run. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRE REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE . Years past some people did not and were turned away at the gate.
Despite what the website says, they like our wagons and even some fairly rough looking ones have been allowed in. Being Pre-registered they pretty much wave you through without alot of scrutiny. You can register here Turkey Run
Click on Car Show to be taken to the registration page. You are allowed to bring in 4 people per car so bring your friends!
When registering and asked about club affliation. YOU HAVE NO CLUB AFFILIATION. We are not an official club and do not want to be recognized as such.
If you have been to a show here, the venue is HUGE. Really one day is not enough to see everything.
So on to the good part
If you are going to be on one of the parking pads with us (we have 16 spots reserved, (first come, first served). They were $25 a slab (4 cars). Those that attend, we will divide 100 by the number of cars to make it equitable (I fronted the $100). See me Friday eve to get your 'slab pass'. If we go over 16 cars (doubt it this year), see the Sat morning meetup below so you can park together.
LIST OF ACTIVITIES:
The show is open and runs from 8-4 although it's lightly attended. May be a good time to hit the vendor area if you get in early enough.
Also there is a junkyard about a mile or two from the hotel if you like that (LKQ). They usually update their inventory online.
Usually, as people arrive and get settled, we either head to a local car wash (this can be it's own adventure) and then dinner.
I'm putting it out there if some want to head to the beach for an on the sand photo shoot, I would be up for that (beach driving shuts down at sunset so some advance planning is necessary).
Friday night back at the hotel, is usually an early night as we start fairly early in the morning, but there are usually old friends and new friends hanging out in the parking lot.
We meet up at 8AM in the shopping center parking lot just east of the hotel in order to meet up with the local day-trippers from Orlando, Tampa, and Jax. We then head out enmasse and drive around the backside of the track to the entry gate. It's an impressive site to see 30 b-bodies rolling in together. The show is huge with thousands of cars. You will be hard pressed to see every car in 8hrs. I pack a lunch and drinks in a cooler, it gets HOT out there.
The ever popular BBQ is canceled this year due to limits on gatherings, social distancing, etc.
On the fence about the Flamingos this year as it's going to be a smaller gathering.
There will be Sat night parking lot shenanigans as usual.
Many go back over to the show, however, attendance is ALOT lighter than Saturday. I usually hit the vendors now as it's a lot lighter crowd. If you stay long enough you get to drive a lap on the track and get a photo.
What should you bring you might ask?
A Few things we found were helpful last year on the infield:
SUNBLOCK - you'll be sorry if you don't
A small cooler with water and snacks - it's FLORIDA and it's hot. I pack a picnic lunch so I can spend more money in the vendor area, lol.
A couple of folding chairs - long day and sitting on the tailgate gets old - I'll bring a few as I understand the long haulers don't have lots of space.
Pop up sunshade tent (EZ-Up of the like) - If the sun's out, it gets roasty toasty out there, and there is not many spots to hide from it. ( 3 or 4 were brought last year and it was enough). - I have one I'm bringing.
Comfy shoes, you'll be walking....ALOT.
Camera, lot's of cool rods to take pics of.