A hot rod event that begins today is expected to have a more than $3 million economic impact on southwest Indiana. The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau anticipates the 39th annual Frog Follies Street Rod Car Show will attract more than 10,000 attendees from throughout the U.S. and Canada. August 22, 2014
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The 39th annual Frog Follies Street Rod Car Show begins today, August 22 through Sunday, August 24 at the 4-H Center. Over 4,000 cars and more than 10,000 people who love cars will travel from around the country to enjoy a weekend dedicated to car talk, rallies, vendors and activities.
The E'ville Street Rod Club has sponsored this event since 1975 and report it is the largest pre-'49 street rod festival in the country with people traveling from all 48 states and Canada to attend. They are also report that the festival has raised over $2 million for local charities over the years.
The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau calculates Frog Follies will generate over $3.1 million in direct expenditures this year. Area restaurants, shopping malls and gas stations will be busy as the hotels report most have sold out for the weekend. To assist anyone who plans to attend but hasn't made hotel reservations yet, the ECVB is glad to help. Please call the Visitors Center at 1-800-433-3025 to find out which hotels have availability.
The gates are open from 8AM to 4PM on Friday and Saturday and 8AM to 2PM on Sunday for spectators. Admission is $5 per person – kids under 12 are free. For more information, visit their website at www.frogfollies.org or the ECVB website at www.visitevansville.com.
Source: Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau