Smart Cars at Old Town- May 2, 2009
Old Town Entertainment Complex, Kissimmee, Florida
Update & Further Details
Our Big Smart Car Cruise in to Old Town is coming up in just 5 weeks. There have been a few changes and some updates and the following is the event plan and schedule: If you have not already registered for the event please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Event schedule & Details:
12:00 Noon to 12:50 PM: We will stage behind the Red Lobster Restaurant located just past the entrance to Old Town on the South side of the road to enter Old Town as a group at 1:00 PM. For those arriving after 1:00 PM turn into Old Town next to the ferris wheel and follow the sign to the cruise-in entrance where you will be directed to our area which is a large lot behind the Entertainment Shop.
1:00-1:30: Register with Ken Wagar to pay the $10 per smart car fee and receive your name tags, door prize tickets and an Old Town coupon book with discounts.
1:30-2:30: We will make our way to Kool Kat’s for lunch. It will be open to all but we will more or less take it over with our group for lunch. It’s Dutch Treat but should be fun to hang out together for lunch.
1:00-8:00: Throughout the afternoon and evening smart car vendors will be selling and installing parts in our parking area. This includes Smart Billet, Breathless Performance Products, Smart Car Customs and Superior Dash. Almost anything you might be interested in will be available including cruise control, arm rests, exhaust systems, interior and exterior mods.
2:30-4:45: Meet and Great around the cars, purchase mods, watch installs and show off our cars.
4:45-5:15: We will make our way to the main stage at the end of Tracy Street where we will have drawings for door prizes. We will be giving away a set of decorative aluminum bumpers from Smart Car Customs with a retail value of $395. In addition we will be drawing for cash prizes. At this point there will be at least 7 $100 cash prizes awarded to lucky smart car owners.
5:15 to 8:00 PM: You will be on your own to enjoy all of the shops, bars, restaurants and rides that Old Town has to offer. At 7:00 PM there will be live 50s and 60s music on the main stage where we held our door prize drawings.
8:00 to 9:30 PM: We will make our way to our cars and begin to stage for the cruise in through the streets of old town. We will either be at the front or the back of the cruise in with as many as 300 Hot Rods, Street Rods and Classic Cars. It should be very impressive for 80 to 100 of our smart cars rolling down main street in Old Town to the cheers of the crowd.
9:30 till ???? Once we have returned to our parking area you will be free to leave if necessary but we encourage you to stay and enjoy all of the entertainment Old Town has to offer. Several of the Bars are open until 2:00 AM for your pleasure.
For those that are interested or are spending the night nearby we will be meeting for breakfast on Sunday Morning the 3rd at 9:00 AM at the Golden Corral Buffet located just ½ mile West of Old Town on US 192. Please let me know if you plan to join us for breakfast.
For those seeking rooms for overnight I am recommending three close by hotels. On the budget end is the Saralago Suites, Mid-range is the Holiday Inn and On the higher end is the Comfort Suites. All three are with-in a block or two of Old Town and phone numbers and websites can be reached on the Old Town Web Site under Visitors at: http://www.old-town.com/VisitorInfo.html
I had originally planned on a car show contest for voting on best smart cars but it was difficult to come up with good categories and I decided there was enough to do without the judging so the fees will all be used for cash door prizes instead.
We have 70 smart cars confirmed at this point and would love to see this grow to close to 100 cars. Smart Car Customs will be doing free installs of any items purchased from them so it’s a great chance to pick up the mods you have been thinking about.
Let me know if I can do anything else to make it a great event and encourage your smart car owner friends to join us for the day.