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St. Petersburg Yacht Club Vintage Motor Classic, 11/10/13

SPYC Car Show
The SPYC Vintage Motor Classic is considered one of the premium vintage car, boat, and motorcycle collector shows in southeastern United States. The presentation of over 300 pre-1980 show vehicles is under the trees, on the lawn and on the beautiful waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, in South Straub Park. The park is adjacent to the historic and prestigious St. Petersburg Yacht Club, founded in 1909. The Vintage Motor Classic, now attracting over 5,000 spectators is always held the Sunday after the Yacht Club’s Commodores Ball, the same weekend as Rib-Fest, and is a rain or shine event. The event is co-sponsored with the City of St. Pete, promoting the Honda Grand Prix, held each spring. Spectator admission to the Vintage Motor Classic is free to the public and made possible by our numerous volunteers and incredible support from our dedicated corporate sponsors. We invite you to please visit and patronize these sponsors during and after the show.

Vehicle Registration
Open to the public, vehicle owners can register their vehicles on-line at the official Vintage Motor Classic web site: . Advance registration for all vehicles is $25. We accept vehicles the day of show at $35, and Pre-1980 Car Corral vehicles are $50. The Registration Form is usually posted on-line the last week of September, and comes down on Monday prior to the event. We encourage folks to pre-register making field entry much faster and easier. The first 100 vehicles to register receive a commemorative t-shirt & dash plaque.

Classic Vehicles for Sale
The Vintage Motor Classic has a special area for folks that want to sell their pre-1980
classic cars, boats, or motorcycles. Only in the “Car Corral” are owners allowed to place ‘FOR SALE’ signs on their vehicles and actively sell these classics. If you are a buyer, this is a great opportunity to locate that classic vehicle you’ve always wanted – and you can speak directly with the seller. Register your vehicle(s) for the Car Corral using the same on-line Registration Form as traditional exhibitors (Car Corral ‘Category 00’). Registration is $50. Vehicles in this area are not judged, but owners do receive a commemorative t-shirt if they are one of the first 100 to register.

Food & Drink
At 7:30 AM, the St. Pete Yacht Club will put out free coffee and Danish on the Registration / Reception porch for the first 200 folks to arrive. At 10:45, the Yacht Club offers a bargain priced beautiful lunch, open to the public, in a nice setting in front of the Club and on the show field. At noon, the Club will open a beer, wine, liquor and soda bar, also open to the public. This bar is located on the Registration / Reception porch and, as does the lunch, accepts cash or Yacht Club Member numbers for payment.

Leading the trophy presentation, are several honorary awards. The Mayor of St.
Petersburg, Club Commodore, Club Manager, Several Clubs within the Club and our
Charity award trophies to the owner of the vehicle they would “Most like to take home”. Our show is considered a fun and friendship event, and has no professional judges. Therefore the balance of judging is to be considered “People’s Choice” with emphasis on originality. We employ a non-professional representation people’s choice group that has been instructed on generally what to look for, especially regarding originality. Many of our judges have been judging this style for this event for several years. This differentiates our judging from a straight People’s Choice, where folks strictly vote for what they like – in other words, just eye appeal. Vehicle owners are welcome to point out highlights or rare vehicle attributes to the judges.

Specialty, replica, custom, race, hot rods, military vehicles and boats use a different judging criteria.

Please contact Event Chairman, Bill Waters for details at 727-343-3108
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