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October 21, 2008

Folks, we are kicking off a blog for our Motoring Tampa Bay Web site. Do send us your suggestions to improve the site, which as you can see is unique in every respect, catering to the motoring enthusiast in the Tampa Bay area.

Thanks.

Car shows (Northpointe, Quaker Steak, USA Flea Market) being held July 8-9, 2017 weekend

July 7, 2017

Good evening readers:

Here are the car shows/cruise-ins being held in the Tampa Bay area weekend of July 8-9, 2017:

SATURDAY, JULY 8: NORTHPOINTE VILLAGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW; hosted by Lets Roll Promotions; Northpointe Village, 16506 Point Village Drive, Lutz; 5 to 8 p.m.; live music, door prizes, 50/50; no entry fee; open to all classic and muscle cars, street rods, hot rods and customs; for more information or to sponsor, call Paul Figoni at (813) 468-0277.
SATURDAY, JULY 8: SUMMER CAR & TRUCK SHOW; Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St. N., Pinellas Park; $15 pre-registration or $20 day of show; 3 to 7 p.m.; several trophies to be given; for information, call Premium Productions at (727) 321-1211 or visit http://www.premiumcarshows.com
SUNDAY, JULY 9: CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; USA Flea Market, 11721 U.S. 19, Port Richey (200 yards south of State Road 52); registration is $10; vendor space is $4; for information, call (727) 868-2143.

Enjoy,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

1932 Ford Roadster for sale

July 7, 2017

Good afternoon folks:
Here’s a car for sale if anyone is interested:
1932 FORD ROADSTER
This screamin’ yellow 1932 Ford Roadster car presents quintessential hotrod features that cannot be missed. A Wescott fiberglass 1932 Ford roadster body was chosen to start. This was then laid on top of an Art Morrison frame, the name in hotrod frames, which was powder coated to match the paint. The brakes are a disc front/drum rear setup, and are sitting behind a set of dog-dish hubs for the classic hot rod look. Drop spindles on the front and adjustable coil overs on the rear allow the roadster to sit low, despite being a high-boy. Motivating the roadster is a 327 CID Chevy V-8 with “fuelie” heads, and a Holley carburetor, paired up with a TH350 transmission, and 9-inch rear end. The electrical ignition is controlled by a Painless Wiring system. The inside, though Spartan, is a great place to enjoy a spirited cruise. The brown vinyl bench is a fine place to spend an afternoon, and the column shifter saves the valuable floor space in the cabin. The three classic gauges keep the dash simple but functional. This roadster was built for the sole purpose of enjoying a drive.
Asking $30,000 OBO. Email ian@tampaoffroad.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Chasco Fiesta Car, Truck & Bike Show March 26, 2017, in New Port Richey

March 25, 2017

Good morning:

Here’s info on the 19th annual Chasco Fiesta Car, Truck & Bike Show to be held Sunday, March 26, 2017: 8 a.m. to noon registration; Orange Lake, New Port Richey; portion of proceeds to benefit local charities; several trophies to be given; hosted by The Gulf Side Corvette Club; $18 pre-registration or $20 day of show; for more information, visit http://www.gulfsidecorvetteclub.com, or call Patrick Martucci at (727) 236-0959 or Bruce Besack at (727) 372-7482.

Enjoy the show,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show March 18, 2017

March 13, 2017

Dear readers:

The Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 18, 2017, at McCall Park in historic downtown Plant City. Registration and admission are free for the show open to pre-1991 and older cars and trucks as well as antiques, hot rods, customs and classics. For information, call (813) 754-3707 or 1-800-760-2315 or visit www.plantcity.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

The Shops at Wiregrass car/truck show Feb. 19, 2017

February 12, 2017

Dear readers:

The Shops at Wiregrass car/truck show will be held on Feb. 19, 2017, at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. There is $15 pre-registration or $20 day of show, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by judging, then trophies presented at around 4. For information, visit www.premiumcarshows.com or call (727) 321-1211.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show Feb. 18, 2017

February 12, 2017

Dear readers:

The Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2017, at McCall Park in historic downtown Plant City. Registration and admission are free for the show open to pre-1991 and older cars and trucks as well as antiques, hot rods, customs and classics. For information, call (813) 754-3707 or 1-800-760-2315 or visit www.plantcity.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa Reeves Motorsports Gathering Jan. 7, 2017

December 12, 2016

Good morning readers:

The monthly Reeves Motorsports Gathering will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.  Car owners and enthusiasts can showcase their classic, exotic, luxury and super cars. Reeves Import Motorcars is at 11333 N. Florida Ave., Tampa (enter from Florida Avenue between Reeves Subaru and Reeves Maserati). For more information or directions, e-mail Jeff Wisz at jwisz@drivereeves.com, call (813) 933-2811 or visit www.drivereeves.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show Dec. 17, 2016

December 5, 2016

Hello readers:

The monthly Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show is Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCall Park in historic downtown Plant City. Registration and admission are free. Eligible vehicles are 1991 and older. For details, call (813) 754-3707 or 1-800-760-2315 or visit www.plantcity.org

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Northpointe Village Classic Car Show set Dec. 10, 2016

December 5, 2016

Dear readers:

The Northpointe Village Classic Car Show will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. It is hosted by Let’s Roll Promotions at Northpointe Village, 16506 Point Village Drive, Lutz. There is live music, door prizes, 50/50, and no entry fee. The show is open to all classic and muscle cars, street rods, hot rods and customs. For more information or to sponsor, call Paul Figoni at (813) 468-0277.

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa Reeves Motorsports Gathering set Dec. 3, 2016

November 19, 2016

Good morning readers:

The monthly Reeves Motorsports Gathering will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.  Car owners and enthusiasts can showcase their classic, exotic, luxury and super cars. Reeves Import Motorcars is at 11333 N. Florida Ave., Tampa (enter from Florida Avenue between Reeves Subaru and Reeves Maserati). For more information or directions, e-mail Jeff Wisz at jwisz@drivereeves.com, call (813) 933-2811 or visit www.drivereeves.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.MOTORINGTAMPABAY.COM

813-758-1786