Phillips Buick GMC gearing up for annual show featuring variety of classic vehicles

Phillips Buick GMC is preparing to host its second annual “Rides of March” car show.

Last year’s ‘Rides of March’ car show at Phillips Buick GMC in Fruitland Park brought out a variety of classic vehicles from throughout the local area.

The event, which will feature classic vehicles owned by members of local car clubs and other auto enthusiasts, will be held Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the dealership, located at 2160 U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Fruitland Park. Many residents of The Villages and surrounding communities will be displaying their vehicles representing different eras in the history of the automobile.

Those who own vintage or antique automobiles are encouraged to show off their rides while enjoying free food and music from the 1950s and ’60s. Participants will have the chance to win trophies for categories such as Best Of Show, Most Unique, Best Muscle, Best Exotic and more. Three judges will be selecting the winners, but the first 75 participants will receive a commemorative dash plaque.

Those attending the ‘Rides of March’ car show at Phillips Buick GMC will enjoy the opportunity to see classic vehicles from different eras and enjoy music from the 1950s and ’60s.

The family friendly event is open to the public and will be attended by customers of Phillips Buick GMC, as well as friends and other local business owners. Some of the car clubs that will be featured include The Villages Vintage Car Club, Antique Auto Club of America and Villages Classic Automobile Club.

“Last year was such a fun event with our community members, so we were really happy when they asked us if we would make this a yearly event,” said Kenny Phillips, general manager of Phillips Buick GMC. “We’ve upgraded the trophies and hope to see even more participants and spectators.”

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