Ordinarily I wouldn’t be telling you about a car show. But the 2023 Ultimate Car Show & Festival, Sat., Sept 30, in Longwood, will benefit Meals on Wheels, Etc., which makes it food-newsworthy – and also a perfect event tie-in.
The show will feature a variety of cars – classic, muscle and exotic – as well as SUVs and trucks. There will even be some of those newfangled horseless electric carriages.
The event is free to attend, which raises the question of where the proceeds that will be donated to Meals on Wheels will come from. But there will be food trucks, a beer garden and a 50/50 raffle, so we’ll assume some of those funds will go to the good cause. There is also a fee for car show participants.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Longwood’s Reiter Park.
By the very definition, subways are found underground. Subway is a portmanteau of the words subterranean and, um, way. But on Sept. 19 and 20, Orlandoans will find a Subway in the Sky. It’s a blimp with a wrapper designed to make it look like a sandwich (also in a wrapper) from the Subway sandwich chain.
But you don’t necessarily have to just stay on the ground and gawk at it. If you’re so inclined – and if you’re able to snag a reservation – you can get a ride in the blimp and nosh on subs in a vehicle that looks like a sub. Very meta. (Maybe they’ll have a special sandwich for the occasion, the Hindenburger.) Registration opens Sept. 16 and you’ll need to pop in to a Subway location to scan a code to do so.
The blimp is the length of 180 foot-long subs.