Retro Fun at the Winter Garden Cruz ‘N Car Show
Admire classic cruisers, hot rods, and muscle cars at the Cruz ‘N Car Show. You’ll see hundreds of show-quality classic cars up close while mingling with collectors and other classic car fans. To add to the charm, the show takes place in Winter Garden, a historic Central Florida city that serves up plenty of nostalgia. Whether you love classic cars or can’t resist all things vintage, you won’t want to miss out on the Winter Garden Cruz ‘N Car Show.
See Central Florida’s Classic and Antique Cars
The Cruz ‘N Car Show takes place quarterly and is a tradition for many Central Florida residents and visitors. The final show of 2019 takes place on September 21 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Plant Street. There is no fee to attend and you can park for free in the city’s parking garage on S. Boyd St.
Nearly 400 classic cars of all makes and models will be on display for you to admire. The cars at the show vary depending on what each collector brings, so you can expect to see something new every time you visit. Collectors are often onsite and ready to share history and insight about the vehicle as well as allow you to see the interiors and engines, and even snap a photo.
This year’s shows have seen a record number of participating vehicles, prompting the city to issue new rules to maximize space. Here’s where you’ll find the cars at the September show:
- All cars made in 1987 or prior will be on Plant St.
- Newer muscle cars will be by the Pavilion
- Show-quality vehicles will be given priority and will be parked at the front
An Evening of Retro Fun
After you’ve admired the classic cars, stroll along the brick paved streets of historic downtown Winter Garden. The downtown area was established in the early 1900s and many of the buildings you see today are original. Enjoy reliving the past or introducing young ones to a bygone era as you enjoy these Winter Garden pastimes:
- Visit Ms. Bee’s Gourmet Popcorn and Candy Shoppe for some vintage treats
- Cool off with an ice cream cone from Scoops Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Store
- Catch a movie at the Garden Theater, recently restored to its original 1935 Mediterranean Revival style
- Check out vintage trains at the Central Florida Railroad Museum
Rest Up at Your Orlando Hotel
Winter Garden is easily accessible via I-4 from Orlando’s tourism districts, including Lake Buena Vista. A hotel like Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is ideal because you’ll enjoy close proximity to top attractions like Walt Disney World as well as easy access day trips to nearby Central Florida towns. Guests at Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista also benefit from amenities such as multiple swimming pools, free parking, and on-site restaurants. Book your stay today by calling 407-996-7343 or by clicking the red button in the upper right-hand corner.