26th Annual 2017 Slamfest
26th Annual Slamfest
A Florida favorite for more than a quarter of a century, Slamfest always attracts a large group of enthusiasts, thanks to its great collection of vehicles and weekend of nonstop fun. For the last few years, the show took place in an alternate location, but this year, it returned to its old stomping grounds: the Florida Fairgrounds at Tampa. The perfect venue for a car and truck show, the site has acres of outdoor display space along with air-conditioned indoor spaces, which was pressed into service twice on Saturday during brief, 10-minute rain showers. The sun came out for the rest of the weekend, and the activities never stopped.
The Corn Hole Tournament and Car and Truck Limbo contests on Saturday were fun for participants and spectators alike. On Sunday, Reds Miami treated the crowd to a hydraulic demonstration, with cars and trucks bouncing high in the air. Sunday afternoon’s most anticipated event is the traditional Bikini Contest. The gathering featured a dozen of the area’s most beautiful girls competing for a share of the $1,000 prize. The afternoon awards ceremony sent more than 90 drivers home with trophies, permanent reminders of this year’s fun. The MiniMadness show staff always gives back to the community and, this year, dozens of items were auctioned off prior to the Bikini Contest, with the proceeds going to local charities. The club matches whatever funds are raised. If you’d like to learn more about next year’s event, get the details at minimadness.com.