Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Swamp Buggy Races

How can I say I live in southwest Florida without going to the Swamp Buggy Races at
 Florida Sports Park at least once?  The Fall Classic was on Sunday.

  This is the 71st season.  There is a variety of swamp buggies, from modified Jeeps
 to big, professionally modified specialty vehicles.  

They race several laps around a track filled with a foot or two of water.  The Winter Classic is in January and the Spring Classic in March or April.

One tradition I missed is that the day's winner picks up the Swamp Buggy Queen and 
jumps with her into the water.  Guess I will have to return another time to see that.


RedPat said...

That looks crazy!

Barbara Rogers said...

Oh great...another watery place for gators to hang out! Yes, go back and see the winner and queen standing in a foot of water! I bet they get all wet too! Thanks for sharing about a really weird sport.

William Kendall said...

Very weird!

Michelle said...

Not something I have attended, but I would love to be the Swamp Buggy Queen, for real.

jennyfreckles said...

Now that is something I've never seen before. I learn something new every day!

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting speciality machines. Looks like a fun event just so you could be a long way from the action.