Saturday morning in Mount Dora was the place for car lovers to see and be seen
Approximately 1,500 attendees came to stroll among and be wowed by the gleaming and impressive muscle, exotic, and antique cars on display for the 5th Annual Lake Dora Classic Car Show on Saturday, March 5th in Evans Park in Downtown Mount Dora.
The event, sponsored by Main Street Leasing, and organized by David Berndt, benefited the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation. The foundation supports the care of police K9 officers and offers financial assistance for the needs of wounded or fallen officers.
Attendees were offered an opportunity to see a carefully controlled K9 demonstration put on by the Mount Dora Police Department. K9 Officer Stryker, along with his handler, Adam McColloch and ‘subject’ Officer Ivy Severance, put on a demonstration as Stryker was put through his paces.
Pisces Rising was on hand serving food and drink to the appreciative, captive car show exhibitors.
Attendees wandered through the rows of cars throughout most of the day, heading up the hill to enjoy the downtown as part of the experience.
Trophies and awards were handed out by Mayor Nick Girone, Sponsor Main Street Leasing, Judge Thiago De Rey and event organizer David Berndt.
Donna Brown had the winning bid on the original painting honoring Lando, a retired Mount Dora K9 Officer who recently passed away.
The canine mayor (Virgil) and the canine vice mayor (Edie) were on hand for the festivities in their official roles. The two dogs were the top fundraisers in last year’s canine mayor election.
And…of course, the cars were glorious.
There were so many noteworthy vehicles and avid collectors present…from our own Mount Dora and beyond.
Melissa DeMarco, Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)