Street Rod Nationals East
Several of our members attended the NSRA Nationals East in York, PA, June 1-3, 2018. Two members won awards, Jeff and Mary Timonier received the StreetScene Magazine pick and Mike and Susan Millard received the NSRA Reps pick. Congratulations, way to represent the Tampa Knights!
Car Show Luncheon
Eustis Car Show May 28, 2018
River Ranch 1/27/2018
Westgate Resorts Hwy 60
The weather was outstanding and the turnout another record almost 500 cars. Rich and Linda with their gang of volunteers do an awesome job with this one. We had eight members attend with four bringing their cars. George and Mike won door prizes.
Tampa Knights 24th Annual Hot Dog Bash
November 5th 2017
With our charity Joshua House . Several Knights attended to make this another success. Still at Philippe Park Pinellas County for the great shade and good weather. Attendance is starting to grow again since the time of year change up to 60 cars. The 50/50 was $320 and the winner graciously donated some of their winnings to our charity. Donations brought in for the Joshua House were over $300.
November 2nd 2017
Apollo Beach Cruise in
Six member families attended this monthly cruise in its new location just down the road at Winn Dixie. Good food selections and nice weather. Mike and Susan brought out the 40 pickup to stretch its new legs and fresh make over looking good. also Jim brought out Angry Bird also his LS powered Solstice.
October 31st 2017
Sema Las Vegas Convention Center
Jeff and Mary were invited by BASF to bring their 55 Buick Special convertible to display at this years show. Several car show celebs were roaming around and took a peek at the car with note of Chip Foose who saw the car earlier in the year in Oldsmar Fl, Richard Rawlings filmed a segment with the Buick as a backdrop for an upcoming Gas Monkey garage show and Heather Storm from Garage squad filmed a segment as she picked the 55 as her favorite to spotlight on Velocity Sema live. It was a neat and stressful experience at the same time. Think of a normal car show and times it by a thousand. Surprising how many non car people were their, from touching to closing the hood and opening the trunk and one girl sat in the trunk to take a selfie.
September 23rd 2017
First Baptist Church Tampa Downtown
Four member families met for dinner at Duckies and three went on to the show. Attendance was low due to a line of storms just before the show start. They had food and door prizes. It is a family oriented show with lots of kids running around. Also when its threating rain always put up your convertible top up, ok Gary.
August 25th-27th 2017
Frog Follies Evansville Indiana
Three member families went on an over 2500 mile cruze in their street rods. First was a week in Branson Missouri then on to the Frog Follies in Evansville Indiana. Took mostly back roads and secondary highways which made for a stress less and scenic drive. Found a few non chain eateries one we found twice (heads up bread in the air). With no car issues it was great. The Frog Follies should be on your list of ones to do. A hilly country setting and pre 49 only. The weather was good too.
July 29th 2017
Caladium Festival Lake Placid Fl
Two cars of the nobodies attended this show in Lake Placid. Nice cool early morning cruise and good parking, then the usual great breakfast stop to start the day. It was on the warm side but a tent for shade and cold beverages made it good. Both nobodies won door prizes and the Watson nobodies won first place in their class. Maybe next year more nobodies will go.
June 16th 2017
Fathers Day Rod Run
Cristina Park Lakeland
With 8 cars in attendance for a good day in a very shady park, The club brought home the Club Participation Award for most cars. Also Gary and Linda Louks got to stretch big reds legs again with the help of its new engine. Also the Regers showed off their new purchase of a rare 9' bed Chevy truck.
February 18th 2017
NSRA Appreciation Day Quail Hollow Golf Course
Wesley Chapel Florida
8 members in attendance with good parking around the pool. Several won door prizes and Dennis Parrish was given a Merit Award from NSRA. Unfortunately the day was cut short due to storms moving but fun was still had.
28th Annual River Ranch Rod Run
January 30th 2017
Seven members attended the show with another Steller turn out of over 400 cars and a decent swap meet. A cold start on the day but we managed as you can see and Mike won a three tier tool box. A couple even got safety inspected for the new year.
CFSRA Rod Run January 14th 2017
Sun And Fun Lakeland Linder Airport
Good turn out for this show and great weather Mike and Susan won best street rod.
Plant City Show 12/17/2016
Two members attended and rumor has another family was on the way when they had to be towed home. Well the wienie award moves on.
December 6th 2016
Tampa Bay Antiques Christmas Show
Wow on Dale Mabry
Four Tampa Knight families attended this annual show with a good turnout. Nice meal was had in Wow a burger, pizza and salad fast food restaurant. Door prizes won by everyone some won two and three. We should all try to attend next year if your calendar is open.
November 24th-27th 2016
Daytona Turkey Rod Run
There were 21 members in attendance for the nearly perfect weather. Many treasures were found by some, one I was witness to with extreme haggling by our own Janice. There was rumor that Mr. Sheridan purchased a new ride while at the show but have not layed eyes on it yet. Unfortunately there are no pictures to publish but I'm sure some will come in soon. Cant wait till next year.
To the couple that spoke to us under the tent during the show on Saturday please resend your info it never came thru thanx.
November 13th 2016
3rd Annual Salute to Our Veterans Hosted by The Tri City Cruisers At CW Bill Young VA Medical Center
We had 8 cars in attendance in a beautiful setting with lots of shade, craft vendors and food for sale by Biff Burgers. Many thanks from the Veterans looking at the cars and the volunteers showing them around. We had a couple winners in the midst, 3 door prize winners, club participation and a top five winner. Also former member Dale won the 50/50.
23rd Annual Hot Dog Bash
November 5th 2016 Philippe Park
The Tampa Knights hosted our 23rd annual Hot Dog bash and want to thank all those who participated. Attendance was down a bit but with the confusion of location during the year we were expecting a lower turnout. We did manage to raise $363 for the Fisher House at James A Haley VA Hospital, $100 of that from our fellow club the Central Florida Street Rods. Next year we are back at Philippe Park on November 4th 2017 registration opening at 9am and serving beginning at noon till 2pm. So put the date on your calender and we will see you there.
November 28th 2016
Nine cars attended the Harvest For Him Fall Festival
at Bayshore Christian School. Of the members in attendance Jerry Bigelow won Best Street rod and Gary and Linda Louks won Best Muscle Car Congrats.
Twenty five members of the Tampa Knights Rod & Custom club made the trek to Hiawassee, GA for the 8th Annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruizin July 28-30, 2016.
Three member cars displayed outside Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on the "Winner's Circle. This was a stop on the way to Hiawassee Inside the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Four pictures of Tampa Knights staging for the first cruise on Thursday through the mountains to the Pioneer Village and Distillary.
Below-First picture is Bob and Iris Stephens at the Kick Off Party at the Ridges Resort. Second picture John and Bonnie Meisner at Kick Off Party. Had heavy rains in the middle of the party. Third at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Richard Runnalls performing an NSRA safety inspection on Jeff and Mary's Buick. The remaining pictures are from 7/30/16, Saturday at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.
Below-First four 8/4/16 Thursday NSRA Street Rod Nationals Louisville KY. The remaining two are from 8/7/16, Sunday. Last day at the Nationals.
First Baptist Church of Dover, Sept 2015
Several members attended for good weather good food and fellowship.
Millers Ale House Lakeland Sept 22nd 2015
Our own Brandon Pitts and his band S.O.B South Of The Blues played and it was the restaurants first monthly show so we went for support of Brandon, fifteen club families joined the night for great food and awesome music. Next one is October the 6th.
Winter Garden Sept 19th 2015
Eight cars eventually made it to a packed show. After an eventful dinner where some never received their food and others a plethora of free drinks and all bills where reduced by 50% we enjoyed what was left of the evening, the awards. The Dorlings won a trophy and $25, the Bowdishs won $50 and the Buckleys and Timoniers won Pizza gift cards. With this possibly the last show due to the city and business in turmoil it had huge support hoping it will return.
Caladium Festival Lake Placid on July 25th 2015
Four brave members and two cars braved the possibility of rain and headed to Lake Placid. Door prizes were won by both and a good meal at the All American Diner for lunch and a quick walk thru the craft show.
Awards were early and none taken home by any member but a good time anyway.
After leaving Lake Placid a nice drive across 70 to Arcadia to stroll the shops then head north to home. A last stop for dinner at Mikes on 60 then home. No real rain all day but it did threaten all day and drove in a little on the way to Arcadia.
Central Florida Street Rods
Fathers Day Rod Run
June 13th 2015
Four members and there cars attended and braved the heat for a good show with a neat $10 cup that kept you in adult beverage all day. We won club participation and Dennis Parrish won a top 5 pick.
Early Irons 44th Annual Easter Rod Run April 4th 2015
Two members went to add to the 125 cars total and no awards won. After the show they cruised to a monthly cruise at Uncle Kenny's BBQ at the base of the Citrus Tower in Clermont their largest show yet with 85 cars. BBQ was great and the Watsons won sponsors choice and the Timonier's won the fifty fifty.
Apollo Beach monthly April 2nd 2015
Had 8 cars 10 members to a packed lot with 119 cars and a good meal at the Seafood Dive.
Don Garlits Billet Proof show March 21st 2015
Three members attended and said its getting better each year and the addition of vintage campers. No awards taken with the exception of Gary Nichols winning a model car contest with his 32.
Apollo Beach Roamin Oldies 3/5/15
Four members attended with great weather and approximately 119 other cars for this monthly show.
NSRA Appreciation Day 2015
Four members braved the rain and arrived at the show at 9:15 to join a good turnout considering the weather of about 75 cars. An early exit did not lend to any door prizes but had a good breakfast the event and caught up with fellows rodders.
American Legion Car and Bike Show Post 138
February 7th 2015
7 members and their cars attended with a total of 75 cars and 30 bikes, Tony won peoples choice and best of show with his 57 Chevy.
River Ranch Rod Run January 31st 2015
Couldn't have asked for better weather and a record attendance of 460 cars. We had six members in attendance with four cars. George and Bette had cash attached to their entry envelope and won a door prize the rest weren't so lucky.
Dover Rod Run, January 10th 2015
Great weather and turnout with 14 members and their cars to enjoy the show.