View Full Version : 2012 Celebration Exotic Car Festival April 14, 2012 in Celebration, FL

MDC - Mike C.
02-08-2012, 03:39 PM
It's that time again! Time to clean up your cars, shine those tires, and open those wallets for a great cause!

The Celebration Exotic Car Festival has become an anticipated yearly event for the Florida DeLorean community, as we tend do have a great showing and a great time which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Don't have a DeLorean? Dont worry! Come on out and experience millions of dollars of exotic supercars, including offerings from Bugatti, McLaren, Lamborghini, as well as an atmosphere that is truly unique to the town of Celebration. We would also like to extend a hearty invitation to any other delorean enthsiasts or owners from out of the area which may be able to make the trip.

The actual car show is Saturday, April 14, 2012. However the Festival has activities scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please check the show website for details of the other dates.


April 19th - Saturday Car Show, 8:30am to 4:00pm Sponsored by: DeLorean Motor Company Florida!!

Location: Celebration, FL (Kissimmee/Orlando Area)

Join us for the 2012 Celebration Exotic Car Show to benefit various charities such as the Make A Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, and Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital!

The show kicks off Saturday morning on Main Street in Celebration, FL. Cars begin to arrive at 8:30am. Registration for the show is $50.
Registration is now open at www.celebrationexoticcars.com.
Please register ASAP as space is limited and we came close to reaching that limit last year.

With several new owners in the area and participating this year, we are sure to max out our spaces this year. The Celebration show is without a doubt the largest annual DeLorean show gathering, with 19 owners participating in 2011. The show is hosted by a fellow owner, Jeff Ippoloti.

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As a special treat, Tony has graciously offered to pay for HALF the entry fee for the first 10 people to register! That's right!! Once again, the first ten participants to register will receive $25.00 from Tony the day of the show!

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Don't forget, you can also call the shop at 239-495-8550 to pre-order your parts for any upcoming jobs!

02-08-2012, 04:53 PM
I just registered. I really liked last year.

02-08-2012, 07:08 PM
If DMCFL is supporting than I'm all in.

02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
So many car shows this year. Last time I had my car in Celebration was 2007. I have to get my butt into gear and go this year; seems like always something getting in the way!

But it's always fun,


MDC - Mike C.
02-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Definitely, Randy!! Haven't seen ya in years!

Just finished my registration for Celebration! It's gonna be a great time!

02-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Count me in! I'm going through a job transition, but i'll make it. How many signed up so far?

MDC - Mike C.
02-13-2012, 03:31 PM
Sounds good Robert! I don't have a head count yet. We've only had this posted up for less than a week, so im sure the numbers are still pretty low for now.

I will get a definite head count in a few weeks.

02-13-2012, 04:26 PM
There are some other things in the works for Celebration weekend, stay tuned for details.

MDC - Mike C.
02-14-2012, 08:42 AM
Indeed there are! Special thanks to Brandon, Laura, and the DCF crew!

The new schedule includes Dinner at an authentic Irish restaurant the evening of the car show, and a tech day/bbq for Sunday!!

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In addition to the "official" show happenings, DCF will be hosting the following events:

DCF Celebration Post-Show Dinner: Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ approximately 7PM - ????

For those of us who can't easily afford $125 pp for dinner following the show, we have arranged to have dinner at an authentic Irish Pub & Restaurant!

Laura and I went there to check it out, and were impressed immediately. They have many beers on tap, an outdoor concert area, and live Irish music inside. The menu is rather large, and offers traditional Irish cuisine as well as burgers and such. There is literally something for everyone here, and all ages are welcome. The owners will be reserving "DeLorean only" parking right up front for our group that night, so please post in this thread if you intend to come. This promises to be a fun night for all who attend!




Hagan O'Reillys Irish Pub and Restaurant
16112 Marsh Road, Suite 401
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
(407) 905-IPUB (4782)

Here are directions to Hagan O'Reillys from Celebration:
Directions (http://g.co/maps/ft47h)
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DCF Post-Celebration Tech Day / Cookout: Sunday, April 15, 2012 10AM-4PM

On Sunday, Laura and I will host a get together the likes of which haven't been seen in several years...

That's right, my friends... we're kicking it old school. This year, we will all meet at:

Momma Shelton's House
1380 Windermere Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Map location of:
Momma Shelton's House (http://g.co/maps/v3pbw)

For those of you who have taken part in years past, you know that some of our best and most attended events happened there. So, what better place to get 2012 started than where it all began? There's plenty of parking, a covered carport area, and a bevy of collective DMC expertise to assist you!

This year, Laura and I will be providing the hot dogs & hamburgers. Drinks, chips & sides will be done potluck-style. We will post up a list of needed items, and you just sign up for whatever you want to bring.

Bring your extra chairs, your DeLoreans, and any tools you may need to tackle the small jobs you want to get done to your car. Keep in mind, I no longer live @ this address so my tools won't be available for you to borrow.

Also, be sure to only attempt smallish jobs that can be done in a few hours, as we will need to wrap this up @ 4PM SHARP.

More to come, stay tuned for details!

02-15-2012, 09:55 AM
Just registered. Looking forward to this event. I judged last year, and would love to volunteer again if it's possible. Unfortunately I will not able to attend the Irish pub but then that should come as no surprise seeing how I rarely attend the after show dinners :( Also looking forward to the tech secession/cookout. I got a few projects that would be quick if a bunch of us are working on it, however they're not dire and I'm good if we all just sit back and eat some food. I suggest Brandon bring his frame as a conversation piece ;)

03-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Definitely, Randy!! Haven't seen ya in years!

Just finished my registration for Celebration! It's gonna be a great time!

Me too, just registered! Will be great to catch up with everyone at the event. Looking forward to it!

03-04-2012, 07:14 PM
I'm in, just paid the registration fee & am praying that I made Tony's cut for the first ten rebate. I want to also stay over for the Sunday cookout/tech day but ca$h is incredibly tight right now and am not sure if I can swing a hotel room too. Any chance of grabbing a spot on someone's local area sofa on Saturday night after the Irish pub? Failing that, anyone want to go splits with me on a cheapo motel room instead?...

MDC - Mike C.
03-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Hi Everyone,

We are officially less than a month away from Celebration weekend! As of today, we have 8 cars registered, so two you still have time to get in for HALF the registration fee.

Please remember, Early Registration discounts end March 25th! So if you are on the fence about attending, please make sure you register before then.

I know DCS is just a couple of months away, but Celebration is its own great car show that benefits many needy charities. We hope to see you there!!

03-19-2012, 11:23 AM
I know it's a little confusing, but we have this same thread going on in the DCF section of the forum. Perhaps there is a way to combine them? Mikey?

MDC - Mike C.
03-19-2012, 12:22 PM
I have this one open for those who may want info from outside DCF in the event they do not check the local car club sections. ;)

03-28-2012, 04:34 PM
Head over to the DCF thread to see an updated attendance list!

04-08-2012, 10:43 AM
Just booked the hotel room for Saturday night, have a second bed and lookin for anyone else who'd like to share the room. Travelodge by intersection of 192 & Poinciana, cheap but adequate with breakfast & wifi free. Drop me a note if interested...

04-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Orlando guys do you have lovebugs yet? with the early spring and lack of winter I just wondered if the lovebugs are out yet?

I checked the weather and it looks like the high will only be 81. A lot better than the low 90's last year.

I'm looking forward to Saturday, see you then.