Billetproof | FloridaFollow
13700 SW 16th Ave
Ocala, Florida 34473
- Outdoor Show
- Swap Meet
Billetproof is back at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in 2016, the bitchin location that started it all. Because of limited space in Big Daddy’s backyard we HIGHLY recommend that you pre-register. Once the field fills up that’s it! Pre-register and you are IN. The Salvagerz are the host club for 2016, the Swamp Kings are going to take a break and watch the new guys have fun. It’s going to be a great day loaded with all kinds of hot rod goodness. Don’t miss out
In 1997 the show’s founders, Kirk Jones and Jay Ward, had had enough of being looked down upon at all the car events they attended because their cars were considered unfinished. Their cars were never going to be “finished”. Primer and rust were just fine. All those $100,000 cars weren’t inspiring at all. In fact they were downright boring. It was time to do something. So they started their own show. It was obvious that there was a need to showcase the growing movement of rodders who were inspired by the era when hot rods were all business, dangerous, sharp and explosive. In short, FUN. The first show was in the parking lot of Albany Bowl in Albany, CA and was attended by 26 cars. While that seems small now, it was more than expected. Everyone there had a blast checking out the cars of the like-minded, winning the handmade trophies, and realizing that they weren’t alone in their passion for this brand of car building.
From that first effort the show and movement have grown like mad. Over the last six years the number of participants accelerated from 26 to 83 to 165, and soared to 779 cars and over 3000 people in 2004. The show managed to attract attendees from 12 states and as far away as Canada, England and Japan, all the while outgrowing every venue the show occupied. Bowling alleys, city parks and even a dusty rodeo grounds proved too small. 2004 was the shows second successful year at the Antioch Fairgrounds in Antioch, California, its biggest and best venue yet, with more cars, activities, vendors and trophies than ever. The goal now is to embrace the fact that the show has become successful and allow it to continue to grow while keeping its traditional roots and personality firmly in place. “Big and still cool” is the new credo. So don’t miss this year’s show!
- Pinstripe panel jam
- Pin-Up Contest
- Live bands playing throughout the day!
- Our famous trophies awarded in many categories!
- Swap Meet
- Great Vendors
- The Largest Model Car Show in the STATE!!!